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Exchange Parts in Original Equipment Quality Bosch Further Expands its Range of Expertly Remanufactured Vehicle Parts Economical and Environmentally-Friendly Range

  • Exchange Parts range Bosch eXchange already includes approx. 11 000 parts from 30 product groups
  • Every year, Bosch Remanufacturing saves 25,000 tons of CO2 worldwide
  • Flexible CoremanNet returns system for used parts receives the “Green Directory Award” at Automechanika 2012
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Bosch is a leading provider of industrially remanufactured vehicle parts and, with its exchange parts program, is represented locally within all global markets. Bosch eXchange comprises approx. 11 000 vehicle parts from the starters, alternators and electronics product sectors, as well as from brake, gasoline and diesel fuel-injection systems. The exchange parts program has now been expanded to include the latest high-pressure pump generation CP4. The remanufacturing of Bosch eXchange products is subject to the same high quality requirements as the manufacturing of original equipment, and for this reason, Bosch offers the same warranty on the remanufactured spare parts as it does on new parts.

Further Expansion of Range of Exchange Parts in Original Equipment Quality
In the starters and alternators sector, the Bosch eXchange program offers 2200 products for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. With a market coverage of approx. 95%, this range provides a budget solution for almost all vehicle brands in the European market.

In the case of diesel injection systems, Bosch has continuously expanded the range of exchange parts. The eXchange program offers, for example, products from the sectors of nozzle-holder assemblies, distributor pumps, exhaust-gas treatment systems, common-rail high-pressure pumps and injectors. Wholesalers and workshops will now also have access to the new high-pressure pump generation CP4, with 25 part numbers included in the range.

In the case of brake calipers, Bosch eXchange offers value-driven repair solutions with approx. 1300 products available, covering 92% of the vehicles currently in use in the market.

Due to the increasing proportion of electronics being used in vehicles, the demand for the repair of electronic components has also increased. With professionally remanufactured electronic components, such as control units, navigation system or car radios, Bosch also has a sustained solution in its portfolio in this regard.

The extensive range of remanufactured parts is supplemented by products from the gasoline injection and engine management sectors, such as hot film air mass meters, central injection units and ignition distributors.

Highest Quality Standards in the Remanufacturing Process
So far, industry standards for the worldwide remanufacturing business have not yet been regulated in a standardized fashion. Bosch supports various initiatives to establish a standardized quality standard, and itself applies the same high quality standards to remanufacturing as it does to the manufacture of original equipment products. At the start of the remanufacturing process, technical specialists dismantle the used part into its separate components and then clean the part, taking environmental legislation into account. All wearing parts are then replaced, and other components are thoroughly checked and then remanufactured or replaced by new parts. Only spare parts tested to Bosch quality levels are used in this process. Each component is subjected to a strict testing procedure, including a visual, dimensional and electrical inspection, and once the quality control process is complete, the remanufactured product is sent back to the customer. Bosch pays particular attention to a product's capacity for remanufacturing right back at the new product development stage. Developments in original equipment are also incorporated into the remanufacturing process, ensuring that when Bosch eXchange products are supplied to customers, they are of the best possible technological standards and high levels of quality.

Cost-Effective and Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to New Products, With the Same Warranty
A remanufactured spare part is approx. 30 to 40% cheaper for the end customer than a new part, and has the same two-year warranty. In addition, exchange parts protect the environment and prevent CO2 emissions. Remanufacturing of used parts requires much less energy than manufacturing new parts. By remanufacturing vehicle parts, Bosch reduced its CO2 emissions by approx. 25,000 metric tons in 2011 compared to the figures that would have been produced if new parts had been manufactured.

Easy Return of Used Parts for Aftermarket Suppliers and Workshops with the CoremanNet Returns System
Bosch handles the return of used parts using the “CoremanNet” returns system, which is characterized by the fast and secure return of used parts with deposit return. Other remanufacturing companies now also used the flexible service provided by CoremanNet in addition to Bosch, which is beneficial to workshops and aftermarket suppliers, as used parts can now be very easily returned to various different remanufacturing companies using the joint system.

For its contribution to conserving resources by means of the effective and comprehensive management of used parts, CoremanNet was the only product in the “IT & Management” category to be included in the “Green Directory” at the Automechanika 2012 trade fair in Frankfurt. The “Green Directory” only lists those selected products that make a particular ecological contribution with their innovations and services.

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.

PI7902 - September 11, 2012

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