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Batteries

Mahle Touts Improved Mild-Hybrid Battery

Germany’s Mahle GmbH has developed a prototype 48-volt battery the company claims can boost fuel efficiency by 12% to 15% in mild-hybrid vehicles.  

Brose Names New N. America Chief

Wilm Uhlenbecker has taken over as president of Brose Groups North American unit, effective July 1.

Business

WiTricity Buys Qualcomm’s Wireless Charging Business

Boston-based WiTricity Corp. has acquired Qualcomm Inc.’s Halo wireless charging business for an unspecified amount.

ZF Confirms Scheider as CEO

ZF Friedrichshafen AG confirms last week’s media reports that Wolf-Henning Scheider will take over as its new CEO on Feb. 1.

Reports: Mahle CEO Scheider to Take Over at ZF

Wolf-Henning Scheider, currently CEO of engine parts supplier Mahle GmbH, has been chosen to take on the same position at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, according to media reports in Germany.

Propulsion

ZF Names Former Audi Chief Paefgen as Chairman

Electronics and powertrain supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG has named Franz-Josef Paefgen as chairman of its supervisory board, effective at year-end.

Interiors

Faurecia, Mahle to Team Up on Thermal Management Systems

Suppliers Mahle GmbH and Faurecia SA say they will work together to develop interior thermal management technologies for next-generation vehicles.

Tata, Mahle Partner on Next-Gen A/C System

Tata Motors Ltd. and Mahle Industries Inc. have agreed to develop a secondary-loop mobile air conditioning system (SL-MAC) that improves a vehicle’s energy efficiency and allows the use of more environmentally friendly refrigerants.

Production

Front-End Module Supplier HBPO Expands in N. America

Germany’s HBPO GmbH plans to open two more plants in Mexico by the end of 2018 and is increasing production at several other North American facilities as demand for the company’s front-end modules grows.

Business

Bosch, Mahle Seek Buyer for Turbocharger JV

Robert Bosch GmbH and the Mahle GmbH are putting their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, up for sale.

Economics

48-volt Is On Its Way

If you have any question about the almost certain inevitability of 48-volt electrical architecture in vehicles to facilitate the creation of mild hybrids for fuel economy and the utilization of electric superchargers for improved performance, then the number of companies that are pursuing these technologies ought to be an answer.

Production

Mahle Powertrain Relocates N. American Headquarters

Mahle GmbH’s North American powertrain unit is relocating its North American headquarters in Michigan from Farmington Hills to nearby Plymouth.

Propulsion

Mahle Readies Lean-Burn Racing Technology for Production Cars

Mahle GmbH says it is working to adapt its multi-port ignition system, which is used in Ferrari Formula One race cars, for production cars.

Hybrid

Mahle Maps Range Extender Enhancement

Germany's Mahle GmbH has added mapping data to its prototype range-extender plug-in hybrid vehicle to improve the car's efficiency by as much as 5%. The system tracks the hills, turns, speed limit and other road variables over a planned trip route.

Business

Delphi to Sell Heating/Cooling Businesses to Mahle

Delphi Automotive plc has reached a deal to sell its heating and cooling business to Germany's Mahle GmbH for more than $700 million, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Propulsion

Head of Bosch Automotive Quits to Become Mahle’s CEO

Wolf-Henning Scheider, who has led automotive operations for Robert Bosch GmbH since July 2013, will leave the company at the end of March 2015 to become chairman and CEO of powertrain parts supplier Mahle GmbH.

Finalists Named for 2015 PACE Awards

Next year's winners of the Automotive News PACE Awards will be announced on April 20 from a field of 36 vehicle component, manufacturing and service innovations submitted by 25 suppliers.

Propulsion

Tata Details New Family of Revotron Engines

Tata Motors Ltd. says it will use its new "Revotron" engine technology to create a family of 3- and 4-cylinder gasoline engines that power its future passenger vehicles.

Production

Mahle Consolidates U.S. Headquarters

Engine component and filtration supplier Mahle Industries Inc. has opened a new $20 million expansion of its North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Economics

Mahle Diversifies to Offset Trend to Smaller Engines

Switching to engines with fewer cylinders can help carmakers meet fuel economy goals.

Economics

Mahle Diversifies to Counter Small-Engine Trend

Switching to engines with fewer cylinders can help carmakers meet fuel economy goals.

EU Raids Thermal Systems Suppliers

European Commission confirms that its officials raided the offices of an undisclosed number of unidentified suppliers of automotive thermal systems in May.

EU Raids Thermal Systems Suppliers

European Commission confirms that its officials raided the offices of an undisclosed number of unidentified suppliers of automotive thermal systems in May.