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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.

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René Ziegler,
Phone +49 711 811-7639

Udo Rügheimer,
Phone +49 711 811 6283

Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. According to preliminary figures, its 2013 sales came to 30.7 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service 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. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide 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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