Powertrain Solutions

Customer Requirements

The process of designing, developing and validating new or modified vehicles and their powertrains is an immense commitment in time, resources and cost. The risks inherent in such enterprises require careful management and control in terms of project planning and execution. Risks in time and resources can be minimised by utilizing appropriately qualified external services skilled in key elements of the process.

MAHLE Powertrain has a long history of providing powertrain engineering and manufacturing services to automotive OEM customers and are able to support from initial conception through the design and developing phases and ultimately, series production.


  • Program objectives and constraints
  • Prototype phases, milestones and gateways
  • Project teams, their roles and responsibilities
  • Design for manufacture and simultaneous engineering support
  • Quality assurance and on-time delivery
  • Manufacturing flexibility and responsiveness - make-like-production approach

Our Solution

MAHLE Powertrain's manufacturing engineers integrate seamlessly with customer design, quality and engineering development teams. They are experienced in prototype and validation phases and in supporting 'design' for manufacture. This is enhanced by production know-how combined with MAHLE's extensive knowledge of manufacturing a wide range of engine components and sub-systems in all global regions.

Customer Benefits

  • Multi-disciplined resources reduces sourcing complexity
  • Continuity between program phases from prototypes to production
  • Clearly defined roles and responsibilities and optimised project management
  • Problem solving and innovative solutions
  • A culture of right first time and delivering to customer expectations

Our Strengths

  • Long history of leading edge engines engineering design, development and manufacture
  • Complete support from concept to production with extensive product knowledge, know-how and track record
  • Familiar with OEM requirements, processes and procedures with a flexible approach to achieve challenging lead times through all phases of the program
  • High quality in-house manufacturing resources, with highly skilled and experienced operators and engineers
  • Continuous improvement approach to maintain class leading products and services

Our Services

  • Dedicated engine assembly facility
  • Entire life-cycle support - prototypes, validation, production and beyond
  • Capability in sub-assembly, past model and service assemblies
  • Production complexity reduction solutions including Tier 1 production supply, peak-lopping, ramp-up and ramp-down, service parts
  • Tier 1 management expertise

Our Tools and Facilities

  • In house assembly capability for a range of batch and volume requirements
  • Strong project management and multi-disciplined Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) approach
  • Manufacturing input into design from concept through to production
  • Extensive Tier 2 supplier portfolio
  • Powertrain engineering resources, consultancy and test facilities