We are a Brazilian autoparts company that manufactures and sells engine components for internal combustion engines and automotive filters. We manufacture products with the latest technology and the highest quality, and we continuously invest in the research and development of new products and production processes.
We have been operating in Brazil since the 1950’s and have a large portfolio of products and integrated solutions that in most cases have been specially customized in conjunction with our principal customers. We operate in the OEM (“original equipment manufacturers”) market segment and in the aftermarket segment, whose principal customers are large car parts distributors and engine overhaul companies.
Our products are produced in Brazil and Argentina, and are sold in both these countries and exported to approximately 60 other countries, including the United States of America, Germany, Mexico, Canada, France, Portugal, Spain, China, Argentina, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic and Austria for a diversified portfolio of customers including General Motors, Opel, Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat, Cummins, MWM – International, Mercedez-Benz, Scania, Volvo, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, John Deere, Renault, Caterpillar, Iveco, Embraco, Honda, among others.
We own five industrial plants, four of which are located in Brazil, in the cities of Mogi Guaçu (two units), São Bernardo do Campo, all of which are located in the State of São Paulo, and in Itajubá, State of Minas Gerais. Our sixth plant is located in the city of Rafaela, Argentina. We have two distribution centers: one in the city of Limeira, State of São Paulo, and one in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We have a technology center located in the city of Jundiaí, State of São Paulo, which we believe is one of the largest and most well-equipped technology centers in Latin America for development of components and solution packages for internal combustion engines. This center allows us to add value to and meet the requirements of our customers in a customized and efficient manner, and develop innovative new product technologies and processes.
We are part of the German autoparts group MAHLE, or MAHLE Group, one of the most traditional groups in the autoparts industry in the world, established in 1920. MAHLE has a local presence in all major world markets. In 2016, a total of 77,000 employees at over 170 production locations. At 16 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, more than 5,000 development engineers and technicians are working on forward-looking concepts, products and systems.
As part of the MAHLE Group, a group with global operations, we are able to exchange knowledge, have constant access to the latest technology and develop new products together with our customers, which we believe are key factors to the high level of market penetration and customer loyalty that we have achieved.