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Injection-pump and small-series production specialist Bosch plans takeover of Koller + Schwemmer’s business operations

  • Diesel product portfolio to be broadened
  • Parts to be available longer, improved remanufacturing possibilities
  • Operations to be continued by a separate Bosch subsidiary
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  • May 08, 2012
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Karlsruhe – The Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division is planning to take over the operations of Koller + Schwemmer GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. An agreement to this effect was signed on May 7, 2012. Last year, Koller + Schwemmer generated sales of some 20 million euros with a workforce of 125 associates. It has been agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

With the takeover of Koller + Schwemmer, the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division is expanding its portfolio of diesel-related products and services. “By adding Koller und Schwemmer's manufacturing activities to our portfolio, we are ensuring the long-term availability of diesel replacement parts. In addition, we are adding to the scope of our remanufacturing activities for the entire product life cycle," said Robert Hanser, president of the Automotive Aftermarket division.

Service provision to continue
Bosch can already look back on a lengthy partnership with Koller + Schwemmer, which has a long tradition. In 1927, the company founder Willi Koller took over the running of the city's Bosch Service repair shop. Today, the company operates a Bosch Car Service repair shop as well as a Bosch Diesel Center. Koller + Schwemmer has extensive experience in remanufacturing inline injection pumps. Moreover, Koller + Schwemmer associates assemble inline injection pump units to support series production at the Bosch Diesel Systems division. And, in cooperation with Bosch Automotive Tradition, the Nuremberg company is also active in small and aftermarket series production for the Bosch Classic Unit Automotive Tradtion.

The new Bosch subsidiary will carry on the existing operations of the Bosch Car Service repair shop and of the Bosch Diesel Center.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

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.”

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

PI7738 - May 08, 2012

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