Mahle is adding a new business unit for electronics and mechatronics, developing its orientation towards alternative powertrain technologies.

Corresponding changes to the Mahle management board will be effective from 1 January, 2020.

“In taking this step, we’re actively reinforcing our innovative strength in the field of alternative drives,” said Mahle chairman, Heinz Junker.

Mahle has concentrated all its electrics and electronics activities in its Mechatronics division, which has grown significantly in the last few years.

“By transferring these activities into a business unit and combining it with the product areas of compressors and pumps for strategic purposes, we are focusing all our efforts on further growth and the ongoing development of our product portfolio for the mobility of the future,” added Mahle Group CEO, Jörg Stratmann

Wilhelm Emperhoff, currently responsible for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit, the Mechatronics division and the Pumps profit centre on the management board, has been appointed as head of the new business unit.

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In the future, this segment will include the present Mechatronics division, the Compressors profit centre, and the Pumps profit centre.

Martin Weidlich was appointed by the supervisory board to succeed Emperhoff as head of the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit and as a new member of the Mahle management board. 

Both these personnel changes will be effective from 1 January, 2020.