Bosch eBike Systems

Bosch eBike Systems now represented by new service partner in Benelux Shimano Benelux to begin serving retailers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg on 1 July 2013

  • Bosch eBike Systems continues to expand its Europe-wide service network
  • Retailers to benefit from shorter delivery times and simplified logistics
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  • May 15, 2013
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – On 1 July 2013, Shimano Benelux BV will begin acting as the new service partner of Bosch eBike Systems for bicycle retailers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as both companies announced on 8 May 2013. With Shimano Benelux as a new partner, Bosch eBike Systems and its network of retailers will benefit from the superb logistics operations, expertise and experience of this major player in the industry.

The partnership will result in shorter delivery times for retailers as well as simplified logistics processes – for example, in the processing of service and warranty complaints. Beginning on 1 July 2013, Shimano Benelux will take over full responsibility for the service hotline in local languages and all logistics operations, including warehousing and delivering goods to retailers in the region. OE sales and service remains the full responsibility of Bosch.

Shimano Benelux will also be responsible for upstream ordering, will evaluate and process warranty complaints and will be the first point of contact for technical inquiries, in addition to delivering replacement parts and service tools directly to retailers. Beginning on 1 July 2013, retailers in the Benelux region will be able to contact the Shimano Benelux service hotline directly for all questions regarding the Bosch eBike System via a special phone number (to be announced before first of july).

“With Shimano Benelux, our retailers in Benelux will now have access to a highly professional and competent partner for after-sales service in line with the high requirements for quality at Bosch eBike Systems,” says Claudia Wasko, Head of Sales and Service at Bosch eBike Systems.

Shimano Benelux is also looking forward to the new partnership: “Bosch is a high quality and professional organization. We are pleased and have high mutual expectations of our cooperation. We will be the first point of contact for bicycle retailers, from phone consultations to warranty evaluations, and we're fully committed to serving them,” says Erik Naberman, Managing Director of Shimano Benelux BV.

Contact for journalists:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Tel.: +49 7121 353 9464
Fax: +49 711 811 514 042
Tamara.Winograd@de.bosch.com

Shimano Benelux BV
Erik Stokker
Tel.: +31 341 272 269
est@shimano-eu.com

Ketchum Pleon GmbH
Oliver Weslowsky
Tel.: +49 711 2109 9411
Fax: +49 711 2109 9499
Bosch.eBike@ketchumpleon.com

About Bosch eBike Systems
A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of everyday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 50 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency.Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.

For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.de

About Bosch
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been 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 roughly 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. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 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.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

About Shimano Benelux
Shimano Benelux is the official distributor of Shimano bicycle parts & accessories in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The company is part of Shimano Inc., a stock exchange company based in Osaka Japan. Next to the own Shimano, PRO, Pearl Izumi, Milremo and AIM brands Shimano Benelux represents a valuable range of 19 A-level brands. Shimano Benelux wants to supply her customers with high quality products, continuous growing services and concepts. As full-service supplier Shimano Benelux wants to create value for her customers and the contribution of health and happiness to the society by means of the sportive character of her product range.

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