MAHLE Powertrain to be part of MAHLE's Expansion in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Jul 24, 2012, 10:32 ET from MAHLE Powertrain, LLC

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAHLE Powertrain, LLC will soon relocate its North American Powertrain and Test Systems offices to Farmington Hills, Mich. as part of a $15M expansion project by its parent company MAHLE Industries, Incorporated.

MAHLE Powertrain provides customers with a unique combination of support capabilities in research and development to create pioneering powertrain solutions, the experience of taking these advanced engines into production and finally the ability to develop world class testing and diagnostic solutions. Some examples of this are Ford Motor Company's vehicle manufacturing electronic testing system, eCATS, and General Motors' global vehicle dealership diagnostic system, GDS2.

As part of the move to Farmington Hills, MAHLE's powertrain test facilities will be upgraded to support current and future customer needs. This includes new and upgraded emissions equipment, high-speed data acquisition and control systems, and the transfer of MAHLE Powertrain's existing equipment from its current Novi facility.

"We are very pleased to be able to combine MAHLE Industries and MAHLE Powertrain engineering talent into one facility," said Hugh Blaxill, General Manager, MAHLE Powertrain NAFTA. "As our customers demand more complex engine and powertrain solutions to help meet the ever increasing demand for fuel economy, we will be better prepared to help meet these needs moving forward."

MAHLE Powertrain, LLC is part of the global engineering services provider, MAHLE Powertrain Ltd., a subsidiary of the MAHLE Group. The MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. With its two business units Engine Systems and Components and Filtration and Engine Peripherals, MAHLE ranks among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, as well as valve train, air management, and liquid management systems. The Industry business unit bundles the MAHLE Group's industrial activities. These include the areas of large engines, industrial filtration, as well as cooling and air-conditioning systems. The Aftermarket business unit serves the independent spare parts market with MAHLE products in OE quality.

In 2011, the MAHLE Group achieved sales of around EUR 6 billion (USD 8.3 billion); approximately 49,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and eight research and development centers.