100 anos de espírito de desenvolvimento

A MAHLE mantém as pessoas em movimento há 100 anos

O ano é 1920. Os loucos anos 20 estão apenas começando. É o início de uma década emocionante em que Charles Lindbergh cruzará o Atlântico, Albert Einstein receberá o Prêmio Nobel, Mahatma Gandhi iniciará seu protesto não violento, a Deutsche Luft Hansa AG será fundada e o Nürburgring será inaugurado. E em Bad Cannstatt / Alemanha, está sendo lançada a base para uma empresa global: nas décadas seguintes, Ernst e Hermann Mahle desenvolverão produtos que se tornarão best-sellers e estabelecerão a reputação da empresa global de hoje como inovadora.

Desde então, a MAHLE se tornou um dos 20 maiores fornecedores automotivos do mundo, com cerca de 72.000 funcionários. Hoje, somos pioneiros na mobilidade eficiente de amanhã. Nossas soluções inovadoras continuam a definir novos padrões no campo de acionamentos alternativos e na otimização de motores de combustão interna.

Qual é a nossa motivação? Queremos que as pessoas vão de A a B com eficiência e conforto. Junto com a indústria, a política e a sociedade, trabalhamos os grandes desafios do nosso tempo, sempre de olho neles. Somos os criadores da mobilidade individual sustentável. Além disso, por pertencer a fundação MAHLE, assumimos responsabilidade social.

Hoje e amanhã. Para as gerações futuras. E pelos próximos 100 anos.

1920
O início de uma história de sucesso
Hellmuth Hirth desenvolve motores a dois tempos em Stuttgart / Alemanha e precisa de suporte comercial. Hermann Mahle começa a trabalhar em 1º de dezembro de 1920. Esse dia é considerado o aniversário do grupo MAHLE de hoje.
1922
Os irmãos Mahle trabalham juntos
A empresa é especializada em pistões de liga leve. Desde a sua fundação, cerca de 40.000 pistões já foram produzidos por sua força de trabalho, que agora conta com 200 funcionários. Mas surgem dificuldades técnicas. Hermann Mahle pede que seu irmão Ernst ingresse na empresa como engenheiro.
1929
Os filtros prolongam a vida útil dos pistões
Quanto mais exigentes os motores, mais desempenho é exigido dos pistões. Apenas algumas estradas são asfaltadas e a poeira danifica os pistões. Ernst Mahle decide desenvolver filtros de ar e óleo.
1930
O lendário pistão com porta anel
O desgaste prematuro dos pistões de liga leve continua causando problemas. A solução é o pistão de suporte de anel desenvolvido por Ernst Mahle. Essa tecnologia ainda é amplamente usada hoje.
1933
A empresa se torna MAHLE
Desde 1933, os irmãos Mahle são os únicos acionistas da empresa e, em 1938, eles a convertem em um KG (parceria limitada) com o nome de MAHLE. O logotipo, que permaneceu praticamente inalterado até hoje, é apresentado como o logotipo da empresa.
1940
Ditadura. Armamento. Guerra.
A produção é direcionada a "propósitos particularmente urgentes em uma economia militar". Em 1944, o número de funcionários - incluindo trabalhadores forçados e estrangeiros - aumentou para mais de 6.000.
1945
Realinhamento após a guerra
Sessenta por cento do valor e dos ativos da MAHLE KG foram perdidos após a guerra. Ernst Mahle se muda para o Brasil e estabelece uma nova unidade de produção de pistões no país. Na Alemanha, a MAHLE muda para reparar pistões, carretas e utensílios de cozinha.
1964
Doações para uma boa causa
Os irmãos Mahle incorporam sua empresa em uma fundação. Suas prioridades de financiamento são: cuidados de saúde e enfermagem, educação e treinamento, agricultura e nutrição, além de artes e cultura. O maior projeto de financiamento até o momento é o Filderklinik, localizado perto de Stuttgart / Alemanha.
1971
Despedida dos irmãos Mahle
Cerca de 50 anos após a fundação da empresa, os irmãos Mahle renunciaram. Eles podem relembrar um trabalho impressionante da vida: a MAHLE gera vendas de mais de 400 milhões de marco alemão, com mais de 6.000 funcionários.
1972
Retorno dos negócios de filtros
Sua participação significativa na Knecht Filterwerke permite à MAHLE reintroduzir as atividades de filtro em sua linha de produtos, tendo sido descontinuadas em 1941 devido à guerra. Como resultado da decisão associada de se tornar um fornecedor de sistemas, essa área de produtos é logo um dos pilares do grupo.
1975
MAHLE se torna internacional
Embora a MAHLE colabore com licenciados internacionais, não possui fábricas próprias no exterior. A primeira fábrica nos EUA é fundada em 1975, no Brasil em 1978.
1991
Tornando-se um parceiro em sistemas
A MAHLE evolui de um fabricante de componentes para um parceiro de desenvolvimento de sistemas e módulos. Após a aquisição da J. Wizemann em 1991 e da Pleuco em 1994, a empresa também fabrica sistemas de trem de válvulas ao lado de pistões, componentes de motor e sistemas de filtro.
1997
Primeira fábrica na Asia
Em 1997, uma joint venture na Índia marca o avanço no Extremo Oriente. As aquisições no Japão de Izumi em 1999 e Tennex em 2001 representam grandes passos adiante. Dessa forma, a MAHLE se torna o maior fornecedor mundial de sistemas de filtro. Nos anos seguintes, a empresa expande significativamente sua presença na Ásia.
2000
Parceiro de desenvolvimento para OEMs
Os anos 90 assistiram a start-ups e aquisições significativas no México, Brasil, Índia, Polônia, Itália, Coréia do Sul e Japão. Isso continuou em ritmo acelerado no novo milênio. A MAHLE se torna um grupo globalmente ativo, que está entre os líderes do setor de suprimentos automotivos.
2003
O primeiro motor completo MAHLE
O motor em linha de alta velocidade e quatro tempos, com uma estrutura geral completamente nova e um design em alumínio, demonstra, de maneira impressionante, que a MAHLE agora produz mais componentes e módulos do que qualquer outro fabricante de motores.
2005
O demonstrador de downsizing define o padrão
A MAHLE adquire o fabricante de motores Cosworth Technologies - agora MAHLE Powertrain. Dois anos depois, em 2007, o grupo documenta a competência de seus sistemas com um conceito de redução de tamanho: metade do deslocamento, a mesma potência - e 30% menos emissões de CO2.
2010
MAHLE + Behr = Mehr (Mais)
O resfriamento do motor e o ar-condicionado são tópicos importantes para o futuro - e a Behr é o parceiro ideal. A MAHLE gradualmente se torna o acionista majoritário. O primeiro projeto conjunto que demonstra o potencial existente na aquisição é um módulo de entrada de ar com resfriamento de ar indireto integrado. Em 2013, a MAHLE Behr - com seus 17.000 funcionários e 38 unidades de produção - se torna a nova unidade de negócios de Gerenciamento Térmico.
2013
Ar fresco para a célula de combustível
A MAHLE se torna fornecedora de séries de automóveis de passageiros com célula de combustível pela primeira vez e entrega módulos de admissão de ar e trocadores de íons para um grande fabricante asiático. Desde então, a MAHLE expandiu consistentemente sua competência em componentes e sistemas para células de combustível.
2014
Locais de produção em todo o mundo
Mais plantas são abertas e construídas em 2014 do que em qualquer outro ano. A MAHLE agora possui mais de 140 locais de produção. Cerca de 20% dos mais de 66.000 funcionários trabalham na Ásia e cerca de 30% na América do Norte e do Sul.
2015
Olhando para o futuro com a estratégia dupla
Além de otimizar o motor de combustão, a MAHLE está impulsionando o desenvolvimento de conceitos de mobilidade alternativos. As aquisições da Letrika e Kokusan Denki representam uma expansão das atividades mecatrônicas, enquanto a aquisição da Nagares em 2017 permitiu à empresa fazer sua entrada na eletrônica de veículos.
2017
O veículo conceito MEET impressiona
Nos 16 principais centros de pesquisa e desenvolvimento, mais de 6.000 engenheiros e técnicos de desenvolvimento trabalham em soluções inovadoras para a mobilidade do futuro. Com o estudo MEET, a MAHLE demonstra de maneira impressionante como a mobilidade urbana pode parecer: altamente eficiente, elétrica e também acessível.
2019
Carregamento inteligente para veículos elétricos
A start-up chargeBIG da MAHLE desenvolve um sistema inteligente de gerenciamento de cobrança para usuários de estacionamento de longa permanência, que pode ser integrado à infraestrutura existente a baixo custo e sem prolongado trabalho de conversão. Inúmeros pedidos são recebidos.
2020
Nova unidade de negócios Eletrônica e Mecatrônica
Ao transferir a divisão de Mecatrônica para uma nova unidade de negócios e fundi-la com as áreas de produtos de compressores e bombas, a MAHLE está desenvolvendo ainda mais seu foco estratégico em tecnologias alternativas de trem de força.
1920
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MAHLE has been shaping mobility for 100 years. In the MAHLE Greatest Hits series, MAHLE’s most acclaimed innovations of the past and present tell their own tales of how they promoted mobility. Then we will also take a glimpse into the future, how upcoming MAHLE innovations will contribute in our quest to shape the future of mobility.

Pistons at MAHLE come also out of 3D printers.

The ring carrier pistion

“I was the key to MAHLE’s success”

“MAHLE’s 100-year success story originates with me! Painstaking research and innovative strength have been permanent fixtures at MAHLE ever since 1920. Pistons were the company’s core business—and I, the patented ring carrier piston, was MAHLE’s first best seller!

My inventor, Ernst Mahle, was a great pioneer. He made sure that I improved the seal in diesel engines and thus reduced the wear and tear they were exposed to. That was the crucial breakthrough that significantly extended the life of an engine. It wasn’t long before I could be found on every road in the world!

Because MAHLE has always driven the mobility of the future, I too have kept on developing. I’ve never been more resilient than I am today. You can find me in vintage cars—and you’ll now also see me coming out of the 3D printers at MAHLE! Its knowledge about me also helps MAHLE to develop new products, such as solutions for alternative drives.”

The battery cooling keeps the temperature of the cell core within the optimal range.

Battery cooling

“I protect batteries for numerous vehicle manufacturers around the globe”

Batteries are one of the keys to the success of e-mobility. But they’re sensitive and need to be kept comfortable at an optimal temperature if they’re to last a long time. That’s why my arrival on the market in 2009 was such great news: I’m the world’s first refrigerant cooling solution for lithium-ion batteries!

My jacket is a cooling plate made of aluminum. There are channels inside me through which the refrigerant evaporates. This keeps the temperature of the cell core within the optimal range. I was installed in a hybrid vehicle first.

Since my world debut, MAHLE has continued to improve my design. These days, I protect batteries for many vehicle manufacturers around the globe. And thanks to immersion cooling, there’s now a new generation of battery systems that allow electric vehicles to be charged much more quickly without causing damage to the cells. With these developments, MAHLE demonstrates its innovative strength in shaping future mobility!

Thanks to TechPRO® Digital ADAS, workshop technicians can calibrate driver assistance systems in just ten minutes.

TechPRO® Digital ADAS

“Thanks to me, workshops can breathe a sigh of relief”

“I’m always on hand during the replacement of a windshield or other parts of a car on which important driving aids are mounted. These days, more and more cars are fitted with radar and cameras. This means that workshops are faced with a big challenge when it comes to resetting driver assistance systems after an accident, for example.

Before MAHLE invented me in 2018, technicians had to position a large, cumbersome panel in front of each car—and there was a different one for every vehicle model. These panels act like opticians, helping to orientate assistance systems so that they can tell up from down and back from front. As a result, calibration used to be a complex process.

When I, TechPRO® Digital ADAS, came on the scene, workshops around the world could finally breathe a sigh of relief! I combined the panels in one digital flat-screen display, which works for almost all manufacturers and models. Thanks to me, workshop technicians can calibrate driver assistance systems in just ten minutes. The number of cars with driver assistance systems will keep on increasing. This means that I’m in high demand—with customers asking for me every day.”

MAHLE MEET is a climate-friendly mobility concept.

MAHLE MEET

“I showcase MAHLE’s innovative strength”

“In the future, a large proportion of the world’s population will live in cities. That means that city cars will be an important element of future mobility. MAHLE has seized this opportunity to develop a mobility concept that is both urban and climate-friendly—me!

My name is MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport, my friends call me MEET. I’m a light, agile vehicle concept with space for two people, and my design integrates MAHLE powertrain and thermal management technologies for e mobility!

From my 48-volt drive unit to my power electronics, efficient heat pump, and surface heaters through to my user interface, I showcase MAHLE’s comprehensive portfolio and innovative strength. I embody MAHLE’s commitment to play an active role in shaping future mobility.”

The intake pipe actuator is first product in the field of mechatronics that MAHLE developed and produced itself.

Intake pipe actuator

“All of MAHLE’s mechatronics activities started with me”

In truth, I am rather plain—nevertheless, I ushered in a new era at MAHLE. MAHLE’s activities in the field of mechatronics started with me, the intake pipe actuator. I’m the first product in this area that MAHLE developed and produced itself.

I make sure that the air column in an engine’s intake section resonates at the right frequency and enters the cylinder smoothly. My housing is lightweight and sturdy, and I work very precisely and quickly: I can open 90 degrees in 200 milliseconds.

Since I went into production in 2005, MAHLE has been steadily advancing in the field of mechatronics. The new Electronics and Mechatronics business unit was created at the start of 2020. This is where MAHLE has pooled all its activities in the segment and is developing the technologies of the future.

The wind tunnel creates temperatures ranging from –30°C to +50°C.

Wind tunnel

“I was a world first”

“When my creator, Manfred Behr, invented me in 1937, people probably didn’t find me outwardly attractive—but when they looked inside, I took their breath away! On the outside, I had the appearance of a modest corrugated iron shed, but inside something completely new was happening: I was a world first—the first wind tunnel anywhere in the automotive industry.

A huge fan with a 2-meter diameter simulated speeds of up to 100 km/h. My success was so groundbreaking that I even optimized the most famous race car of my time.

I’m still around today—and I’ve learned so much since I started out. As MAHLE’s climatic wind tunnel, I’ve been creating temperatures ranging from –30°C to +50°C since the majority acquisition of BEHR (in 2013). I can also simulate the position of the sun at all times of the day and generate speeds of up to 130 km/h, all of which helps MAHLE to develop the mobility of the future.”

Thanks to MAHLE X35, the e-bike is slim, elegant, and sporty.

MAHLE X35

„I gave the bicycle back its identity“

“E-bikes are one of the biggest trends in today’s mobility—there are more and more of them out on the world’s cycle paths and mountain bike trails. But thanks to the way they look, they can almost rob the bicycle of its identity. That’s because large batteries don’t just make e-bikes bulky and heavy, they also change their outward appearance. Then I came along—the MAHLE X35—and gave the bicycle back its identity!

It’s thanks to me that the e-bike is so slim, elegant, and sporty—you would hardly know that I’m a drive system. I offer users an optimum level of support. After all, as I always say, it’s not the maximum but rather the ideal performance that counts!

With my updated MAHLE X35+ compact system, I now weigh just 3.5 kilograms and provide a power output of 250 watts. What’s more, I’m digitally connected too. My app displays the rider’s pulse or how much of my electric power is being used. You’ll find me in models sold by a whole range of well-known international e-bike brands. I’m helping MAHLE play an active role in shaping sustainable mobility!”

The oil filter module is a shining example of the impressive know-how of MAHLE’s filters business segment.

Oil filter module

“I’m a revolution in oil management”

MAHLE’s success story has its origins in pistons and filters. But, in contrast to its pistons business, the company stopped its filter activities in 1941 due to the war. Then, in 1971, MAHLE made its comeback in this product area by taking a significant holding in Knecht Filterwerke.

I am the oil filter module—a shining example of the continued ongoing development work and impressive know-how of MAHLE’s filters business segment! I say that because I’m a revolution in oil management. I have many talents, keeping the engine and the transmission oil in the right temperature range as well as filtering the engine oil, of course. But I’m still lightweight and compact.

I made my debut on the market in 2010 and can be installed in almost any car—even in hybrid vehicles. I demonstrate MAHLE’s innovative strength in the filters business segment!

The onboard charger helps to significantly prolong the life of the battery.

Onboard charger

“I charge electric vehicles quickly anywhere”

For e-mobility to become established on our roads in the long term, it must be possible to charge electric vehicles quickly and in any location. So that this can happen anywhere, MAHLE developed me: the onboard charger.

Thanks to me, electric vehicles can be charged at any power outlet. That’s because I turn alternating current into direct current and manage the charging process. By doing this, I help to significantly prolong the life of the battery. Because I’m robust and have a clever cooling system, I also facilitate short charging times at higher capacities.

I still have a lot more to offer—and MAHLE, an active driving force behind future mobility, is set to unlock this potential. For example, I will be able to help electric cars not only consume energy but also become electricity suppliers using a smart battery.

The air intake module was the first project that MAHLE and BEHR worked on together.

Air intake module with integrated charge air cooling

“I’m the innovative result of outstanding teamwork!”

Together, MAHLE and BEHR are greater than the sum of their parts! I was the first to prove the truth of this maxim. In 2011, I was the first project that MAHLE and BEHR worked on together: the air intake module with integrated indirect charge air cooling.

What’s special about me is that my charge air cooler—produced by BEHR—is integrated directly in the intake pipe—produced by MAHLE. This means that not only do I reduce pressure loss, and therefore boost efficiency, but I also create more installation space and increase cooling capacity.

I’m a major success story! Because I represent an important step forward in the development of modern combustion engines, I’m now the market leader and installed in vehicles around the world. And, thanks to the combined expertise of MAHLE and BEHR, I’m the innovative result of outstanding teamwork!

The high-voltage motor is a sustainable drive concept that is ideal for electric vehicles.

The magnet-free high-voltage motor

“I don’t need any rare earth elements, so I’m very sustainable”

Electric vehicles will be an important part of future mobility. Because they need to be sustainable, suitable for everyday use, and cost-effective, MAHLE developed a drive concept that’s ideal for a wide range of electric vehicle types—me!

I’m the magnet-free high-voltage motor, and I can be used in anything from subcompacts through commercial vehicles. I’m particularly noted for the fact that I get along fine without magnets. That makes me more sustainable, because I don’t need any rare earth elements. What’s more, the way I operate means that electrical current is transmitted with no wear, and I’m also efficient in the partial-load range.

I plan to go into series production very soon, and I’ll be produced by our newly established Electronics and Mechatronics business unit. I’m helping MAHLE play an active role in shaping sustainable e-mobility!

The humidifier receives funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Flat membrane humidifier for fuel cell vehicles

“I’m an example of MAHLE’s great innovative strength”

Supplying air to a fuel cell is extremely challenging. That’s because, unlike in a combustion engine, the air also needs to be humid so that the system works smoothly and efficiently. My role as the flat membrane humidifier is to ensure that the moisture content in the air is just right—protecting the fuel cell against damage!

I’m an example of MAHLE’s great innovative strength. I’m compact and robustly built, and I always keep the supply air at the optimum humidity level. I’m so innovative that I even receive funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)!

MAHLE has been working on my development since 2017, with everything coming together in the fuel cell project house, and I’m set to go into series production in 2023. I’m helping MAHLE play an active role in shaping a key powertrain of the future!

The valve train helps engines to reduce their pollutant emissions.

Valve train system

“I am the lungs of the engine”

“If you were to think about the components in an engine as organs, then I’d be its lungs. That’s because I make sure that the engine breathes in the right amount of fresh air for the combustion process at the right time and breathes the burned air back out again.

I’m the valve train, and I’ve been a key part of the MAHLE portfolio since the acquisition of Wizemann (in 1991) and Pleuco (in 1994). When I joined the company, MAHLE greatly expanded its wide-ranging knowledge base covering all aspects of the engine—and the team has kept on developing me.

I’m very flexible nowadays, and my perfect timing allows me to help engines reduce their pollutant emissions, consume less fuel, and yet still deliver a higher performance.”

The E-compressor is the beating heart of the air conditioning and refrigerant circuit.

Com a atenção voltada ao nosso capital humano, trabalhamos na construção de uma empresa mais diversa e inclusiva.

Temos a missão de promover o relacionamento ativo e contínuo com as comunidades vizinhas. Acreditamos no poder que temos como sistema e como indivíduos, de mudar realidades e influenciar novas gerações a um futuro diferente e melhor. Por essa razão, vemos nossos investimentos servirem, inclusive, de incentivo para a a participação voluntária de nossos colaboradores em projetos e ações sociais apoiados pela MAHLE.

Trabalhopela inclusão e pelo respeito às diferenças

Hoje faço parte da força do voluntariado MAHLE; pessoas que abraçam causas em prol do bem-estar do próximo e da comunidade

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