Innovation

Innovation is central to MAHLE Behr’s success. Innovative processes and products from MAHLE Behr help make vehicles safer, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly, and more economical. We provide perfected systems competence for passenger car and commercial vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling systems. As a developer, we offer the entire spectrum of individual components, modules, and complete systems. Research and development for air conditioning and engine cooling are at the heart of MAHLE Behr’s innovation leadership.


MAHLE Behr has a strong in-house capability for product design, development, simulation and testing. Advanced engineering tools such as MAHLE Behr Integrated Simulation Software (BISS), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are used to enhance the efficiency, performance, durability and cost effectiveness of our products. At any given moment, MAHLE Behr has a number of innovation projects in the pipeline. We organize co-creation workshops with our customers as an ongoing process to create a common platform for interaction and experience sharing.


A MAHLE Behr Technical Center is a contact point for our customers and partners, where they can plan and develop new products for air conditioning and engine cooling with our engineers. Here, construction, simulations, and trials are closely connected to quality planning, cost calculation, and prototype construction.

The cost/value ratio is always in the foreground. MAHLE Behr’s development work not only focuses on technological innovation, but also on continuously improving the cost-to-value ratio. This demands comprehensive know-how, efficient research methods, sophisticated tools, and highly qualified employees who cooperate across divisions. Using this approach, we have achieved a comprehensive reliability management based on a solid validation process. Our wind tunnels at MAHLE Behr, Stuttgart, Germany, simulate the road inside the lab. Our engineers test new developments and innovations using sophisticated test methods that closely approximate reality. That’s how we are able to make exact predictions on product service life and failure probability.