Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

Bosch Automotive Tradition offers parts, knowledge, service and emotions to fans of historic cars Classic black battery reproduced in original design

  • IAA 2013: Classic black battery showcased as new reproduction project
  • Technical training range extended for fans of both retro and classic cars
  • “" online shop for spare parts and original repairs
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  • September 10, 2013
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Karlsruhe – Bosch Automotive Tradition, the classic division of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, supports classic car fans with a wide range of spare parts and information, including a free online knowledge database and the "" online shop, which helps customers source spare parts and services. In addition to organizing the "Bosch Boxberg Klassik" rally for classic vehicles, Bosch Automotive Tradition also participates in many trade fairs and events for classic cars, allowing the division to establish a direct relationship with fans of historic cars.

Reproducing the classic black battery
Bosch Automotive Tradition is showcasing the classic black battery as a new reproduction project. On the outside, the battery will feature the original design, but the inner workings will be modernized. The housing will be made from plastic instead of hard rubber, which will boost starting power by up to 70 percent and give the battery greater stability. These modifications will help the battery to conform to the more stringent safety requirements for modern vehicles. The battery will also be almost entirely recyclable. The black battery will initially be available in six-volt versions, with twelve volt versions set to follow. This project will see Bosch Automotive Tradition once more helping to reproduce historic vehicles.

Original in every way
Bosch Automotive Tradition has access to a range of over 58,000 spare parts from the global pool of Bosch plants and can therefore ensure a supply of original Bosch spare parts for historic cars. In addition, the acquisition of Koller & Schwemmer means that the mechanical gasoline injection pump is part of the Bosch range once again. Where stock levels do not cover higher demand for a particular part, Bosch Automotive Tradition investigates the feasibility of repair concepts or reproduction according to original specifications – an approach epitomized by the classic battery currently being showcased. Furthermore, appropriate long-term storage or continued production after completion of series production guarantees the continued availability of older spare parts. Information about the current range of reproduction parts and spare parts is available on the homepage Spare parts are available from wholesalers, Bosch service workshops, or from the classic divisions of automotive manufacturers.

Extensive online knowledge database
Bosch Automotive Tradition is helping retro and classic car enthusiasts to locate suitable spare parts using an extensive online knowledge database. Over 50,000 documents are available to download free of charge under the menu option "Knowledge" at The documents can provide answers to questions such as which starter was originally installed in a car and in which cars a particular controller was used, as well as provide information on which alternative spare parts can be used. Fans of classic cars use this knowledge database extensively, with the result that the range of documents available is constantly being expanded.

Online shop for classic car spare parts range
The online shop offers rare spare parts and discontinued items as well as the Bosch classic car range. Owners of retro and classic cars can also make use of the "1:1 REMAN" repair service via the online shop. This service is available exclusively via the shop and offers original repairs for a whole range of Bosch parts and components, such as K-Jetronic fuel distributors and warm-up regulators and D-Jetronic induction tube pressure sensors. Bosch Automotive Tradition guarantees the quality and range of the products and partners offered, and ensures rapid, problem-free order processing.

Bosch Automotive Tradition offers classic car training
Bosch Automotive Tradition offers a range of training sessions on older Bosch systems, giving those in attendance the opportunity to gain practical knowledge directly from the manufacturer. Owners of retro and classic cars who are also fans of technology, as well as vehicle workshop staff wishing to top up their knowledge, can take part in special training sessions on topics such as D, K/KE and L-Jetronic and Bosch ignition systems. Our range is continuously being expanded. Information and dates can be accessed at The seminars will be organized at Bosch service workshops bearing the "Classic Service" endorsement, which indicates that they have specialist knowledge of repairs to historic vehicles. These workshops belong to a network that currently comprises 55 Bosch partner companies throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For a list of these partner companies, including contact details and opening hours, please go to Information covering all aspects of the classic car world is also available on the Bosch Classic Division Facebook page There is also a free newsletter, which is available via the homepage at

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At the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Bosch is showcasing technical solutions for connected mobility. A variety of innovations are helping to make road traffic cleaner and more efficient, as well as safer and more comfortable. Bosch is exhibiting its highlights at booth A04 in hall 8.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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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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