Change to senior management at MAHLE

Stuttgart/Germany, December 20, 2018—Martin Wellhöffer (40) will assume the management of Automotive Sales and Application Engineering at MAHLE as of April 1, 2019. He will succeed Arnd Franz (53), who leaves the company of his own request on March 31, 2019.

Martin Wellhöffer to become new head of Automotive Sales and Application Engineering  

Martin Wellhöffer, who has held various positions in Sales at MAHLE since 2004 and is currently responsible for Corporate and Sales Planning, will take over Automotive Sales and Application Engineering at MAHLE with effect from April 1, 2019. In his new role, he will join the MAHLE Management Committee and report to the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of the MAHLE Group, Dr. Jörg Stratmann.

“We are delighted to have found an excellent successor for this post in Martin Wellhöffer. His expertise in the global markets and his many years of sales experience make him a strong appointment for this important role. I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to fill the position from within the company,” says Dr. Stratmann.

“We would like to thank Arnd Franz for his successful service over many years and his exceptional commitment to the MAHLE Group. We wish him all the best and much success in his future endeavors.”


MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.

In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, 6,000  development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

For further information, contact:

Ruben Danisch
Corporate Communications/Public Relations
Pragstraße 26–46
70376 Stuttgart/Germany

Phone: +49 711 501-12199
Fax: +49 711 501-13700

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