The move will take place by the end of 2019 and will “help the company profit from organizational synergies and boost the development of next-generation repair shop and diagnostic equipment to provide an improved customer service experience and increased overall efficiency,” according to a press release.
MAHLE Service Solutions will assemble its PRO series of shop tool and equipment products at the facility in St. Johns that include: ArcticPRO (including its new next generation of A/C service units), FluidPRO (fluid exchange systems) and NitroPRO (nitrogen tire inflation systems), the company added. Production is expected to begin by the end of 2019.
Rich Wolf, general manager, MAHLE Service Solutions, said the decision to relocate to St. Johns makes sense because it is already a well-established, Tier 1 MAHLE facility. In addition, the move locates the brands at a centralized location for efficient customer service and support.
“The move to an award-winning company facility will streamline efficiency for the Service Solutions division and allow us to continue to offer the same high level of quality and reliability that people have come to expect from our service equipment,” Wolf said. “This new facility reinforces our market offerings that provide outstanding customer value, less downtime and a low total cost of ownership over the lifetime of each product.”
The MAHLE Engine Components facility in St. Johns has won the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award every year since 2012.