10 S ão Paulo – Mahle wants to branch out into new businesses by supplying more than just engine components. To put in display this intention it introduced, at Automec 2019, the Service Solutions family, a new business unit that will sell equipment for shops, according to Santiago Malbran, who is in charge of the new division. Says he: “We already have this unit in other markets, like the ones in Europe, and we have decided to bring the concept to Brazil after we evaluated the results in other countries”. Another movement towards this objective is the introduction of a line of temperature management products, which will come in January and will join other components the company already sells in Brazil, such as air conditioning compressors and cabin air filters, according to Bruno Rosa, head of exports. With the new businesses, the company is aiming for double-digit growth in billings in the country but did not go into any specifics. Last year its billings were made up of three slices, virtually identical, or one third coming from OEM sales, one-third from the repo market and one-third form exports. In the case of sales abroad, the main markets are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Paraguay. Mahle moves to enter new areas EVENT By Caio Bednarski Photo: Publicity