MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., says its gasket product line will now be packaged with the distinctive blue MAHLE Original logo prominently displayed. The transition to the new packaging will begin in the second half of 2016, and will be completed by March of 2017.
This news comes not long after the company announced its new brand name for the gasket line would be MAHLE Original gaskets; these will be the same products they sold in North America since 2007 under the Victor Reinz brand licensed to MAHLE Aftermarket. The MAHLE Original gasket line will continue to offer the best coverage in the aftermarket across domestic, Asian, European, and heavy duty applications. The MAHLE Original gasket offering includes nearly 10,000 part numbers, covering 900,000 applications with over 1,000 exclusive part numbers not available from any other aftermarket supplier, the company says.
MAHLE says the Original gasket packaging makes it easy for the purchaser to see exactly what they are buying, allowing the customer to see the contents without opening the package. This also helps avoid purchasing the wrong parts and helps to reduce returns of opened boxes to the store, the company says.
“Branding our gaskets as MAHLE Original better communicates the MAHLE commitment to OE form, fit and function,” says Jon Douglas, general manager, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “Although the brand and packaging will change, what isn’t changing is the delivery service, industry leading fill rates, complete market coverage, product support, data management, and technical expertise driven by decades of gasket development that the industry has come to expect from the MAHLE Aftermarket gasket line. No other aftermarket gasket supplier even comes close.”