MAHLE Aftermarket has unveiled a new range of Behr air conditioning units, the company has announced.
Behr, a supplier of air conditioning and engine cooling systems to European vehicle manufacturers (VMs), is now part of the Stuttgart-based MAHLE group. The company has also supplied A/C service units to the aftermarket in mainland Europe for more than 25 years, and the Behr Acxpert 1000a is the first garage equipment unit to be sold by MAHLE Aftermarket in the UK.
The product is suitable for vehicles using refrigerant R134a, which are found in most current models. Due to expected demand, the company is also stocking the MAHLE ARCTICPRO 2000 – suitable for systems using HFO1234YF refrigerant, which is the latest standard for new vehicles.
Both items are approved by a substantial number of VMs, such as BMW, Fiat, GM, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover; Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, VW and Volvo, in addition to major truck manufacturers.
Meanwhile, following the acquisition of RTI Technologies from Bosch, the MAHLE Group plans to launch a range of diagnostic and complementary garage service equipment for the aftermarket. Service and repair shop diagnostic tools from MAHLE Test Systems are already being used in franchised dealer workshops throughout the world.