MAHLE Performance Gaskets
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Introduces Line of MAHLE Performance Gaskets
Las Vegas, October 31, 2017
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. unveiled a new line of MAHLE Performance gaskets for high-performance engines at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The performance gasket line initially covers select gaskets for the most popular engines modified for increased output. MAHLE Performance will serve as the over-arching brand under which gaskets, and in the near future performance engine parts like piston rings and Clevite engine bearings, will go to market.
“We’re excited to be making this announcement to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the launch of the MAHLE Original® gasket brand,” said Jon Douglas, President, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “MAHLE recognizes the tremendous opportunities in the automotive aftermarket for products with superior quality and advanced technology.”
One area Douglas singled out was in the design of high-performance head gaskets. He noted that many offerings are still made of composite material while multi-layer steel (MLS) designs have proven to have many advantages.
“We will be making MLS technology available in many older applications that have only had composite gaskets to choose from,” Douglas said. “This will be part of our mission – to bring the very latest in gasket technologies to older applications.”
In addition to head gaskets, the MAHLE Performance gaskets line includes intake and exhaust gaskets for many popular applications, also utilizing the very latest technologies. For example, many performance intake manifold gaskets are constructed of paper with a silicone bead. MAHLE Performance intake gaskets are constructed of a fiber material with a steel core and silicone bead, for significantly improved performance.
“MAHLE has been a partner to the top teams in Formula One, NASCAR and NHRA for decades,” said Douglas. “We understand the demands that increased horsepower can exert on engine components like gaskets. MAHLE is on the cutting edge of gasket technology with major automotive OEs, and we will be bringing that advanced technology to the performance market.”
For more information about MAHLE Aftermarket and its brands, visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com or contact your local sales representative.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. In 2016, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.3 billion (USD 12.9billion) with around 77,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with over 170 production locations.
About MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range, and supplies trade, repair shop and engine repair partners. MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 22 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with 1,555 employees. In 2016, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of EUR 899million (USD 946 million).
About MAHLE Service Solutions
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Service Solutions division specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive services, tools and maintenance equipment, including vehicle diagnostics, air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems. Formerly known as RTI Technologies, MAHLE Service Solutions continues its legacy of building shop equipment for the most stringent OEM and aftermarket needs. Along with this expertise, MAHLE Service Solutions combines the know-how of MAHLE Behr with automotive thermal management and MAHLE Powertrain with automotive test systems. Each of these three entities have more than 25 years of R&D and technology deployment experience providing advanced solutions for OE manufacturers. In addition to the high-quality products offered through its Service Solutions division, MAHLE Aftermarket provides a comprehensive and well-developed service network to ensure quick and professional technical support and training for repair shops. For more information about MAHLE Aftermarket Service Solutions, visit www.servicesolutions.mahle.com.
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