February 11, 2014
The new division was announced on Nov. 6, 2013 at AAPEX in Las Vegas. MAHLE RTI, formerly RTI Technologies located in York, Pennsylvania, was purchased on Jan. 1, 2013, and is a key component of the new division.
According to Max Dull, general manager for MAHLE Service Solutions in North America, the MAHLE RTI name will transition fully under the MAHLE Service Solutions banner at AAPEX 2014. Dull points out that the new division name will not affect the company’s brand names currently on the market.
“We are excited to share with the Aftermarket the new name for our tool and equipment division which is all about providing solutions to the difficult challenges that technicians face each day,” says Dull. “The new name also positions us for future growth beyond our current offering of automotive maintenance equipment.”
Dull says that MAHLE Service Solutions is already working on expansion of this segment into new products and new markets.
“MAHLE has made clear its intention to be a major player in the tool and equipment industry and the actions it has initiated globally have positioned us for an exciting and strong future,” he says.
MAHLE Service Solutions, as a division of MAHLE Aftermarket, specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems, the company says.