Mahle Group is the new Official Partner of BMW Motorsport in the DTM. The
group, which has its headquarters in Stuttgart (DE), is one of the largest
automobile suppliers in the world and an important development partner for the
automobile and engine industry. A specific motorsport department specialises in
engine components for motor racing. As Official Partner, the Mahle logo will be
displayed prominently on all eight BMW M4 DTMs in the 2014 season, said a
“We are delighted to welcome Mahle into our
BMW DTM family as Official Partner,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt, adding, “Mahle is an important supplier to the automobile industry
and has made a name for itself around the world. As partners, BMW Motorsport
and Mahle share a passion for innovative technology, precision and challenges
in motor racing.”
Mahle has a local presence in all major world
markets. In 2014, some 65,000 employees at more than 140 production locations
and ten major research and development centres are expected to generate sales
of around 10 billion euros. With its two business units, Engine Systems and
Components as well as Filtration and Engine Peripherals, Mahle ranks among the
top three systems suppliers worldwide. In 2014, the former Behr Group will be
integrated into the Mahle Group as the Thermal Management business unit.
of the group’s non-automotive activities are combined in the industry business
unit with products from the application areas of filtration, thermal
management, and large engines for industrial purposes. The aftermarket business
unit serves the independent spare parts market with Mahle products in OE
quality. The engine components developed and produced by Mahle Motorsport are
subject to the most demanding requirements in terms of precision and durability
and are used, for example in the DTM, Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the
WEC, the WRC, and in the American NASCAR series.
Source: BMW Motorsports
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