MAHLE Holding (China) Co., Ltd. Business Report FY ended Dec. 2018

New Plant

-On May 16, 2017, Mahle held an opening ceremony for its new compressor plant in the Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Jiangsu. The plant originates from an existing facility in Suzhou. With the move to the larger facility in Changshu, the plant's capacity has doubled. Construction began in August 2015, and CNY 180 million has been invested in production facilities. Currently, around 330 employees work at the plant. Mahle plans further investments for this site in the years to come. (From news releases issued by multiple sources on May 17, 2017)

-Dongfeng Behr Thermal Systems Co., Ltd. opened its new plant in Shiyan on May 18, 2016. Plant construction began in the beginning of 2015 and was completed at the end of April 2016. The company invested CNY 35 million in the first phase of the construction project, in which a 12,000-square-meter plant was set up on approximately 33,000 square meters of land. The plant is capable of producing 180,000 sets of engine cooling systems per year. (From news releases issued by multiple sources on May 20, 2016)

-In Jul. 2015, the Company's subsidiary, Behr-Hella Thermo Control (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Shenfu Plant was established. It mainly produced automotive air-conditioning controllers.

-Chengdu Behr Thermal System Co., Ltd. began operating on June 18, 2015. The company was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Behr Thermal System Co., Ltd. in February 2013, with an investment of CNY 170 million. The subsidiary mainly produces heaters and air conditioners for OEMs such as FAW, Volvo, Ford, and Changan Suzuki. (From news releases issued by multiple sources on June 19, 2015)

-In May 2015, MAHLE Compressor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was established mainly producing air-conditioning.

Selling a Subsidiary

-In March 2018, the Bosch Group and the Mahle Group announced they completed the sale of Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, their joint venture, to FountainVest Partners. The Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems was established in 2008, which has bases in Stuttgart, German, Blaichach, St. Michael, Austria and Shanghai, China. This company has approximately 1,300 employees, its main business is the development and manufacture of turbochargers for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-road vehicles. Following the acquisition, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems will be renamed as BMTS Technology, and the new parent company, the FountainVest Partners, is the private equity investment fund, whose headquarters is located in Hong Kong. (From a press release on March 12, 2018)


R&D Facility

Name Mahle China R&D Center
Year established 2005
Start of operations April, 2006

-Mahle Group China has reached an agreement on the construction of a new research and development (R&D) center in the Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Jiangsu, and signed an investment agreement. In 2006, Mahle built an R&D center in Shanghai that houses laboratory of nearly 6,000 square meters in total and approximately 200 researchers. The new R&D center in Changshu is going to support the activities of the lab in Shanghai as its subsidiary. The Changshu R&D Center will be built next to Mahle Compressor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. by June 2020. Mahle Compressor (Suzhou) has just recently completed the construction of its second phase plant and celebrated the production launch on November 28. It has also signed an investment agreement on the third phase construction recently. With the second phase construction, the compressor manufacturer’s floor space was expanded from 13,000 square meters to 24,000 square meters and the annual production capacity from 1 million units to 1.5 million units. The third phase plant is going to produce electric compressors. (From media reports on December 3, 2018)