FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Mahle Service Solutions is partnering with Mahle Engine Components to relocate its repair shop and diagnostic equipment assembly from its York, Pa., facility to a shared facility in St. Johns, Mich.
The move will take place by the end of 2019 and will help the company profit from organizational synergies and boost product development, Mahle said, which is closing the York facility and adding about 25 jobs to the St. Johns facility.
Mahle Service Solutions will assemble its PRO series of shop tool and equipment products at the St. Johns facility, including: ArcticPRO (including its new next generation of A/C service units), FluidPRO (fluid exchange systems) and NitroPRO (nitrogen tire inflation systems). Production is expected to begin by the end of 2019.
The company also plans to bring a new product line from the recently-acquired BrainBee shop equipment manufacturer in Italy.
The project is expected to generate a total investment of $2.9 million and receive a $186,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
Rich Wolf, general manager, Mahle Service Solutions, said the decision to relocate to St. Johns was simple because it is already a well-established, Tier 1 Mahle facility. He said the move allows Mahle Service Solutions to have its brands located under one roof and a centralized location for efficient customer service and support.
"The move to an award-winning company facility will streamline efficiency for the Service Solutions division and allow us to continue to offer the same high level of quality and reliability that people have come to expect from our service equipment," Mr. Wolf said. "This new facility reinforces our market offerings that provide outstanding customer value, less downtime and a low total cost of ownership over the lifetime of each product."