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For milestones in automotive technology: Professor Dr. Hermann Scholl receives the Werner von Siemens Ring Chairman of the supervisory council of Robert Bosch GmbH is honored

  • The Werner von Siemens Ring is one of the most prestigious German prizes for achievement in science and technology
  • Professor Scholl developed the first electronic gasoline-injection system for passenger cars as well as the first reliable antilock braking system (ABS)
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  • December 16, 2011
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Berlin/Gerlingen – Professor Dr. Herman Scholl, chairman of the shareholders' meeting and the supervisory council of Robert Bosch GmbH, has been awarded this year's Werner von Siemens Ring, one of the most prestigious German prizes for achievements in science and technology. “I am extraordinarily pleased about this honor and would like to thank the board of trustees. The success of my work and of Bosch would not have been possible without the wealth of ideas and untiring dedication of our outstanding researchers and engineers. For this reason, I accept this prize also on their behalf, and would like to thank all Bosch associates," Scholl said.

Professor Scholl developed the first electronic gasoline-injection system for passenger cars as well as the first reliable antilock braking system (ABS) It was also under his auspices that the ESP anti-skid system for passenger cars was developed and launched. With each of these technologies, Bosch has become global market leader. Professor Dr. Scholl shares the prize with Professor Dr. Manfred Fuchs, CEO of OHB AG, a German aerospace company. The Werner von Siemens Ring is generally awarded every three years.

For further details, please consult www.siemens-ring.de.

Curriculum Vitae Dr. Hermann Scholl

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7619 - December 16, 2011

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