Hella Australia has announced it has become the  exclusive distributor  for Mahle thermal management components.

 The move sees Mahle products added to Hella’s diverse product portfolio following Mahle’s acquisition of Behr Hella Service.

Hella Australia became the exclusive distributor of the Mahle range of thermal management products in Australia and New Zealand in January this yeear.

It follows Mahle’s recent acquisition of Hella’s shareholding in Behr Hella Service, a joint venture company the two brands established in 2005 for the supply of premium quality air conditioning and engine cooling parts to the independent aftermarket.

Mahle is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer and technology driver for the mobility of the future.

The new distribution agreement provides Hella Australia customers with access to a much broader portfolio of premium thermal management products for passenger car, light commercial vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and off-highway vehicles.

“The Mahle thermal management programme comprises of 3,600 engine cooling and air conditioning components, including Mahle’s wide range of Original Equipment parts such as Visco fans and blade assemblies for the Volvo FM series, radiators and heater blower fans for Volvo FH series vehicles, expansion tanks for Mercedes-Benz Bus and intercoolers for the Nissan Navarra and Pathfinder.

Darren Robinson, Managing Director for Hella Australia, says the new partnership with Mahle offers tremendous benefits for Hella Australia’s customers, both now and in the future.

“Hella Australia customers now have faster access to an even wider range of premium quality and Original Equipment thermal management parts than we were previously able to offer through the Behr Hella Service brand alone, backed by the high levels of customer service, marketing support and training that we’re committed to providing.

“We have also taken a number of steps to ensure a smooth transition, one example being that our customers can continue to use the Behr Hella Service part numbers they are familiar with, or use the new MAHLE part numbers now available in Tec Doc,” said Mr. Robinson.