The MAHLE Group is adding a new business unit for electronics and mechatronics, thereby further developing its strategic orientation toward alternative powertrain technologies. Corresponding changes to the MAHLE Management Board will be effective as of January 1, 2020.
“In taking this step, we’re actively reinforcing our innovative strength in the field of alternative drives,” says Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Junker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MAHLE GmbH. MAHLE has concentrated all its electrics and electronics activities in its Mechatronics division, which has grown significantly in the last few years. “By transferring these activities into a business unit and combining it with the product areas of compressors and pumps for strategic purposes, we are focusing all our efforts on further growth and the ongoing development of our product portfolio for the mobility of the future,” adds Dr. Jörg Stratmann, CEO of the MAHLE Group. Wilhelm Emperhoff (57), who is currently responsible for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit, the Mechatronics division, and the Pumps profit center on the Management Board, has been appointed as head of the new business unit. In the future, this segment will include the present Mechatronics division, the Compressors profit center, and the Pumps profit center. Martin Weidlich (48) was appointed by the Supervisory Board to succeed Wilhelm Emperhoff as the head of the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit and as a new Member of the MAHLE Management Board. Both of these personnel changes will be effective as of January 1, 2020.