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Bosch honored by Toyota Global Contribution Award for outstanding achievements

  • Toyota’s highest award for suppliers
  • Bosch receives prize for the fourth time
  • Quality, communication, cost optimization, and partnership honored as particular strengths
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  • February 21, 2013
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Tokyo/Japan – Toyota Motor Corporation has presented its Global Contribution Award to the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of innovative technologies and services. This is the highest supplier honor the automaker awards, and is given in recognition of companies that have performed outstandingly over the previous year. Continuous improvement activities and collaboration with Toyota on a global level, especially in the areas of quality, communication, smooth launch management, and cost optimization, secured Bosch this prestigious award. This is the fourth time Bosch has received Toyota’s Global Contribution Award, following the awards in 2003, 2004, and 2011.

The award was presented as part of the annual Global Supplier Conference, which took place on February 21, 2013, at the Nagoya Congress Center. Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, accepted the Global Contribution Award from Mr. Fujio Cho, Chairman of Toyota on behalf of the Bosch Group. “We are proud to receive this award, which we see as a recognition for the dedication our associates have shown.” said Denner after the presentation. “Bosch will consistently strive to maintain technological leadership through innovative and efficient high quality products.”

In 2013, Bosch also won the “Superior Value Improvement Award” for its cost-competitive products. The factor that was most instrumental in clinching this award for Bosch was the development of the most cost-competitive ESC (electronic stability control) to date. This compact and lightweight antiskid system meets the increasing demand for safety technologies.

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Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 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 vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with 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 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.”

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