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Following Approval from Antitrust Authorities: Bosch Takes Over Business Operations at Koller + Schwemmer of Nuremberg, Germany Specialist in Injection Pumps and Small-Series Production

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  • August 01, 2012
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Karlsruhe, Germany – Following approval from the relevant antitrust authorities, Bosch has taken over the business operations of Koller + Schwemmer GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. The takeover will be effective as of July 31, 2012. The business operations of Koller + Schwemmer will be now be managed by a newly founded, wholly-owned Bosch subsidiary that will operate under the previous name.

With the acquisition of Koller + Schwemmer, the Bosch Automotive After­market division is expanding its portfolio of products in the spare parts business to include diesel components, allowing the company to ensure long-term availability of diesel spare parts. It is also planning to further expand the scope of its remanufacturing activities across the entire prod­uct life cycle. Bosch will continue to operate the existing Bosch Car Service and the Bosch Diesel Center from Koller + Schwemmer, as well as small-series production and aftermarket production of classic spare parts.

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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