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BMW honors Bosch "BMW Supplier Innovation Award" for outstanding partnership

  • Special prize in the innovation partnership category
  • BMW honors several innovation milestones
  • Bosch continues to drive progress in automotive technology
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  • April 17, 2013
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The BMW Group has awarded Bosch its “BMW Supplier Innovation Award”. The German carmaker presents the prize to suppliers who have distinguished themselves with outstanding innovation and performance. “We are very proud of this award,” says Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for marketing and sales. “Once again, it highlights our associates’ innovative strength, which has secured our technological leadership.”

Robert Bosch GmbH was awarded the special prize for innovation partnership. With this prize, BMW honored the outstanding cooperation that the two companies have engaged in for several decades. Bosch has set numerous innovation milestones in a broad range of automotive projects. This has made the supplier one of BMW's most important and most innovative partners. In addition to receiving this prize, Bosch was nominated in the categories “Connected Drive” and “Sustainablity”.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Herbert Diess, the member of the BMW AG board of management responsible for development, emphasized the importance of new technologies. “Innovation is a decisive factor in a vehicle’s market success. Many customers ultimately opt for the car with the most impressive innovations. In fact, innovations are a key driver in our role as a pioneer in shaping the mobility of tomorrow.”

Robert Bosch GmbH will continue to drive these developments. In addition to continuously improving the internal-combustion engine, the supplier is also working flat-out to develop alternative powertrain technologies for electric cars, efficient auxiliary systems, and a hydraulic hybrid, to name only a few examples. Bosch engineers are focusing their attention on a number of areas, among them automated driving, sophisticated multimedia solutions, and user-friendly interfaces. Today’s drivers already benefit from more than half a dozen assistance systems, for instance. While these systems were once reserved for the premium class, they are now becoming standard features in compact vehicles as well.

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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