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MAHLE Behr Expands Operations

Oct 04, 2018 11:08AM ● By Kathleen Maris
MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc., a leading supplier of air conditioning and radiator assemblies, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Charleston County. The company's $36 million investment is projected to create 115 new jobs.

MAHLE Behr is a premier international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry, providing innovative powertrain and air conditioning technology solutions. Components and systems from MAHLE Behr are also used in stationary applications, mobile machinery, rail transport, and marine applications.

The company will be expanding its facility, located at 4500 Leeds Avenue in North Charleston, by adding a new assembly and manufacturing line. Hiring for the new positions is already under way.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $250,000 Closing Fund grant to Charleston County to assist with costs associated with the project.

"Our MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc. facility has long been a successful and important part of MAHLE's heritage and global operations," said Uwe Krueger, MAHLE vice president of thermal management systems. "As we continue to win new business opportunities with key original equipment manufacturers, our Charleston facility will continue to be a key production site for the company."