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MAHLE ArcticPRO® ACX1280 A/C Machine Recognized with a MOTOR Magazine Top 20 Tool Award

Farmington Hills, Mich. – September 28, 2015 – MAHLE Service Solutions was named a recipient in the MOTOR magazine Top 20 Tool Award competition for its ArcticPRO® ACX1280 A/C machine that efficiently processes the new R1234yf refrigerant. The award was announced by the publication in its September 2015 issue.

For over 20 years, MOTOR Magazine has reviewed the latest and most innovative tools from global automotive tool designers, manufacturers and suppliers and recognized the top 20 offerings based on originality, application and other select criteria.

“MAHLE never sets a goal to be ‘as good’ as any of our competitors,” said Jon Douglas, general manager, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “If we cannot bring something to the market that is better than what is currently available, we will not enter the market. In the case of the ACX1280, we certainly believe that we have the best RRR device in the industry and it is an honor to receive industry accolades, like the MOTOR award, to substantiate our feeling.”

Earlier this year, the ACX1280 received the “Best Use of Technology” new product award at the 2015 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show. Several global automotive vehicle manufacturers have chosen to equip their dealerships with the ACX1280 as an essential service tool.

The ACX1280, which recovers over 95 percent of the highly valuable R1234yf refrigerant from the vehicle HVAC system, complies with all applicable performance and safety requirements set forth by the SAE J2843 standard. Additionally, an array of automated features saves time for technicians as it gives them the ability to step away from the machine to complete other tasks while the machine works This enables maximum uptime and faster service support to increase shop productivity.

While other U.S. manufacturers only offer an internal refrigerant identifier, the ArcticPRO® ACX1280 by MAHLE Service Solutions is available with either an internal or external identifier; offering technicians greater flexibility in choosing what is right for them. The unobstructed accessibility, also an industry exclusive, makes maintenance easier than ever for service professionals. All of these features help support the low cost of ownership that the ACX1280 provides.

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Service Solutions division specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive services, tools and maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems. In addition to the high-quality products offered through its Service Solutions division, MAHLE Aftermarket provides a comprehensive and well-developed service network to ensure quick and professional technical support and training for repair shops.

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