MAHLE Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Dec 1, 2020

Since 1920, MAHLE has developed from a small workshop to one of the largest automotive suppliers with over 160 locations in more than 30 countries. December 1, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. The course for the company was charted by the brothers Ernst and Hermann Mahle.

MAHLE is now broadly positioned in the areas of powertrain technology and thermal management with a focus on future topics relating to mobility. As part of its dual strategy, MAHLE is working both on the intelligent combustion engine for the use of hydrogen and other nonfossil fuels and on technologies that will help the fuel cell and e-mobility achieve broad acceptance in the markets. Half of all vehicles in the world now contain MAHLE components.

“The piston is part of our history. But today MAHLE is much more than that: with our competence in future technologies, we’re ideally positioned to play an active role in shaping the sustainable mobility of the future,” says Dr. Jörg Stratmann, chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. “Over the past 100 years, MAHLE has undergone continuous development, always with the aim of providing important technological impetus and being a strong partner to its customers.”

Since 1920, MAHLE has transformed itself from a small piston forge in the Bad Cannstatt district of Stuttgart into a global technology group with a unique portfolio. The company has steadily opened up numerous new product areas and markets through organic growth as well as acquisitions.

The technology group offers not only engine components and filtration products but also power electronics and control units, electric motors, electric auxiliaries, software, thermal management products as well as expertise in materials, production and 3D printing technologies. In the aftermarket sector, MAHLE is also leading the way with pioneering solutions as a competent and reliable partner for workshops worldwide. For instance, the first digital method for recalibrating driver assistance systems was developed by MAHLE.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MAHLE is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a variety of digital events for its employees across the world.