In Turkey, Mahle Mopisan operates two production plants in Izmir and Konya as well as a regional warehouse for the aftermarket in Izmir.

At the beginning of 2008, Mahle acquired 60% of shares in the Turkish company and, since then, has conducted comprehensive measures to integrate the company into the Mahle Group and enlarge its development and production capacities. Mahle Mopisan will now be known as Parcalari Konya A.S. and Mahle Motor Parcalari Izmir A.S.

“With our commitment to Mahle Mopisan, we support a production strategy which is tailored to the needs of the aftermarket. Due to the increasing automatization in OE large-scale production of engine parts, this is necessary to warrant the large assortment variety needed in the aftermarket. We will further integrate the two locations into the worldwide Mahle Network,” said Prof Dr Heinz K. Junker, chairman of the management board of the Mahle Group.

Mahle will present its enlarged product program and its production competence for the Aftermarket to public during the trade fair Automechanika Istanbul which takes place from March 7 to 10, 2011.