Ideas and innovationsWhat started as a small workshop for car radiators in the rear building of Neue Weinsteige 8 in Stuttgart has, more than 100 years later, turned into a global company that is one of the industry leaders. In 1905, Julius Friedrich Behr laid the cornerstone for an successful company history by founding his workshop for car radiators.Today, Behr is one of the world’s leaders in innovations for air conditioning and engine cooling in passenger and commercial vehicles and is currently number three globally. With approximately 16,500 staff at 9 development sites, 22 production sites and 10 joint ventures worldwide we are an important partner for the international automotive industry.A focus on customer needsWe took the step from the premium segment towards high-volume production in the 1990s. Behr has become the market leader for commercial vehicles in the meantime,but will not rest on its laurels.Now, the focus is on expanding our leadership in innovations and also becoming number one in customer service. In 2000, Behr fulfilled the necessary conditions to be able to approach the needs of customers even more individually and support worldwide growth with the introduction of global product lines and customer centers.Rooted in StuttgartDespite our great involvement abroad, we are still clearly committed to maintaining a focus on Germany and our headquarters in Stuttgart. Behr will remain true to its heritage and roots in Stuttgart - just as in the past 100 years.Research and developmentStrategic research and development work for climate control and engine cooling Research and development is an essential factor for Behr’s success. Company founder Julius Friedrich Behr placed great importance on maintaining the technological lead right from the start. Manfred Behr built on his father’s successful strategy and firmly anchored inventive talent and an orientation to customer benefits in the Behr company culture. A further extension of our leadership in innovations is one of Behr’s most important strategic goals for today and the future. We have access to two fully equipped technical centers in Stuttgart and Troy, Michigan. Modern performance, stability, and acoustics test benches, including wind tunnels, enable economically viable development of high-quality, reliable products for passenger cars and commercial vehicles that always comply with rising demands for comfort, environmental protection, and integration. In doing so, we place great value on close and trusting cooperations with our customers and locally adapt our developments for them.
Starting at Behr Do you want to take on demanding tasks and responsibilities right from the start for a system partner of the international automotive industry? After graduation, take advantage of the opportunity to lay the foundation for your career at Behr. You will start directly "on the job", where you will be systematically taught and supported by a mentor and by a personal orientation plan that your supervisor creates specifically for you. You will also participate in the start-up program. The start-up program For new employees, the starting point at Behr is the start-up orientation program that accompanies them as they adjust to their professional positions. Here, you will get to know the company, products, and services. Visits to several of our German production locations provide you with insight into the air conditioning and engine cooling product divisions. Seminars on the basics of cooperation at Behr round off the start-up program.