Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (Bhs) by Mahle Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS  will be transferred to Mahle on 1 January, 2020.

For Mahle customers, this means access to a portfolio of thermal management products for passenger cars and trucks as well as agricultural vehicles and construction machines. In the future, products will be offered under the Behr sales brand and the portfolio expanded.

 MAHLE Aftermarket provides spare parts, diagnostic systems, training and repair and maintenance information.

“As an OEM, Mahle has expertise in the area of thermal management and now our customers in the aftermarket business segment will also see increased benefits,” said Mahle Aftermarket EVP and GM, Olaf Henning.

“E-mobility will present workshops in particular with new challenges in the medium term. We can now offer them targeted support with expertise from our OEM business and provide the right solutions — by identifying a component with the correct diagnostic systems and delivering technical training and information on repairs and maintenance.”

Current customers of BHS can order the products using familiar part numbers even after 1 January, 2020.

They will remain in place throughout a transition period, while Mahle part numbers are implemented in parallel.