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Diesel exhaust-gas treatment Bosch, DEUTZ, and Eberspächer restructure their collaboration Bosch to acquire all shares in Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG

  • Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG supplies systems for exhaust-gas treatment
  • DEUTZ to remain customer, Eberspächer to remain supplier for Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG
  • Engineering and innovation partnerships planned
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  • October 12, 2012
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Stuttgart – Robert Bosch GmbH, DEUTZ AG, and Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG have agreed to restructure their collaboration in the area of diesel exhaust-gas treatment. To this end, Bosch plans to acquire all the shares in Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG (BESG) from DEUTZ and Eberspächer. It has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The planned reorganization will be better aligned with customer and market demands. BESG will continue to offer flexible and individual exhaust-gas treatment systems. In the future, the company plans to increase its business with truck and engine manufacturers as well as non-road-mobile machinery manufacturers in North America and Asia. DEUTZ and Eberspächer will continue to work with BESG within the framework of customer and supply agreements.

Since it was set up in 2010, BESG has offered a modular system for treating the diesel exhaust gas of vehicles ranging from construction and agricultural machinery to trucks and buses. Approximately 180 associates work for BESG at three locations in Germany.

Agreements concerning future collaboration
In addition, the collaboration between Bosch and DEUTZ is to be expanded, and will take the form of an innovation partnership. The partnership will focus on exhaust-gas treatment, diesel injection technology, and electronics. The goal of this intensified collaboration will be to improve systems integration in powertrain technology for mobile machinery. BESG will also continue to supply DEUTZ with systems for exhaust-gas treatment.

Eberspächer will continue to supply components to BESG. In addition, Bosch and Eberspächer intend to collaborate closely on joint development projects in the area of exhaust-gas treatment technology. The aim here is to strengthen and extend the position of both companies as technology market leaders.

Contact persons for press inquiries:
René Ziegler,
Phone +49 711 811-7639

Udo Rügheimer,
Phone +49 711 811 6283

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2014, its sales came to 33.3 billion euros, or 68 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group's expertise in three mobility domains - automation, electrification, and connectivity - and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* 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 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions 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.

*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

PI7927 - October 12, 2012

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