Book review: Behr– one of the “Hidden Champions of the 21st Century”
With a global presence, sales running in the billions, and hundreds of filed patents to its credit, Behr can truly be considered a “hidden champion”. This, at least, is what Hermann Simon claims in his book, “Hidden Champions of the 21st Century – Lessons from the world’s best unknown companies”.
Behr can justly claim to be a Hidden Champion
For one thing, Behr provides overall systems expertise in vehicle thermal management. For over a century, Behr has been supplying products and services to the global air conditioning and engine cooling market. The author positively highlights the countless collaborations entered into by Behr with strategic partners such as Hella and Plastic Omnium – partnerships that have evolved into immensely successful joint ventures such as BHTC and HBPO.
Hermann Simon: “Hidden Champions of the 21st Century – Lessons from the world’s best unknown companies” (Original German title: “Champions des 21. Jahrhunderts – Die Erfolgsstrategien unbekannter Weltmarktführer”, Campus Verlag, 2007)