Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

Focus on Support for Repair Shops Bosch Presents a Wide Range of New Products at Automechanika 2012 Exhibiting in Hall 9 for the First Time with a Significantly Larger Stand

  • Every aspect of spare parts, diagnostic and repair shop technology, services and workshop franchises in a 2800 m2 area
  • Unveiling of Bosch Esitronic live, the future online expansion of the Bosch Esitronic 2.0 repair shop software
  • Virtual exhibition stand with a wealth of information available online in advance
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At this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main, Bosch will showcase its products and services in Hall 9 for the first time, using its new stand de­sign. The significantly increased area provides the space needed so that all Bosch Automotive Aftermarket brands can appear alongside each other. The leading full service provider for repair shops and trade will demon­strate its broad range of spare parts, diagnostic and repair shop tech­nology, services and workshop franchises at the event, which takes place from September 11 to 16, 2012.

Complete System Expertise Demonstrated Live at the Stand in Four Repair Shops
The complete system expertise available from Bosch will be shown at the redesigned exhibition stand – from diagnostics, maintenance and repairs using the appropriate spare parts, to virtual support services. Live demos will take place in four “repair shops,” each using an appropriate vehicle, to demonstrate this networked expertise – subdivided into topics based on the type of drive or subject area. Two of the repair shops will look at topics relating to traditional diesel and gasoline drive technologies, from diagnos­tics through to the repair. The focus of the third repair shop will be on new and alternative drives such as hybrid technology and e-mobility, while the fourth will be centered around the Bosch range for commercial vehicles.

Exhibition Highlight: Unveiling the Bosch “Esitronic live” Future Repair Shop Software
Visitors to Automechanika will also be given a first look at current devel­opments in the world’s leading repair shop software, Esitronic. An online expansion of the current Esitronic 2.0 software is planned for the future – “Bosch Esitronic live.” The operating concept of this new online solution is geared to the user’s work processes in the repair shops. The user is quickly and easily guided through the repair process – from the error memory read-out and an option to enter symptoms, through diagnostics and the identification of faulty components to an integrated ordering process for the required parts. Esitronic live provides the user with all of the relevant information and functions needed to assist with each step. With Esitronic live, Bosch will offer repair shops around the world a cost-effective diag­nostics and repair software module that will also increase efficiency, alongside the existing Esitronic 2.0 repair shop software.

Bosch Workshop Concepts at the Stand and in the Outdoor Area
Bosch work shop concepts such as Bosch Car Service and Auto Crew will also be presented in detail at Automechanika. In the outdoor area in front of Hall 9, Bosch will present opportunities for shaping a successful future with Bosch as a partner. A full-scale Bosch Car Service and Auto Crew work shop will demonstrate the minimum requirements that Bosch sets for future partners.

Bosch Brands Side by Side
For the first time, the Bosch aftermarket and repair shop brands will be represented side by side, this year in Hall 9. As a specialist in the vehicle manufacturer repair shop network, Beissbarth has an extensive range of products relating to chassis alignment and brake testing and will also be presenting new products, including a brake test bench/control unit diag­nostics hybrid. Sicam, a specialist in the tire service business, will present its full range and showcase new wheel balancing machines and tire fitting devices. HC Cargo will be displaying its comprehensive portfolio of auto­motive electronics spare parts.

Virtual Tour of the Bosch Exhibition Stand Available in Advance
From September 4, 2012, visitors can take a virtual tour and find out about the exhibition stand on a special Automechanika website at www.bosch-automechanika.com. The website also offers a wealth of information on the exhibition including a stand map with route options and times for live presentations and demonstrations. Images and videos, as well as a media library for downloading brochures, can also be found on the website. A mobile website for smartphones is also available and includes individual options such as personal route planning through Automechanika and a reminder function for trade show times.

Overview of Stand Numbers and Times

Bosch stand:
Hall 9.0, Stand B06

Bosch workshop franchises:
Hall 9.0
Outdoor area, Hall 9.0

Beissbarth stand:
Hall 9.0, Stand E06

Sicam stand:
Hall 9.0, Stand D06

HC Cargo stand and Unipoint:
Hall 9.0, Stand D16

Bosch press conference:
The Bosch press conference will take place on the first day of Automechanika, 9/11/2012, between 1:15 PM and 2:15 PM in the Portalhaus, level 1, Transparenz 1 and 2.

Robert Hanser, Chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Divisional Board, and Hans-Peter Meyen, Member of the Divisional Board for Diagnostics and Development, will be speaking at the event.

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.

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