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Customizing exhaust-gas treatment Bosch Emission Systems: market for clean truck and construction machinery powertrains booming

  • Manufacturing in Neunkirchen expanded
  • “Market for off-highway segment and commercial vehicles will double by 2020,” says Dr. Markus Heyn
  • Growth of diesel in the United States boosts business
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  • August 06, 2014
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Ambitious emissions standards are boosting business worldwide for Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG (BESG). Regulations such as Tier 4 final emission limits and Euro 6 are driving demand for exhaust-gas treatment systems for trucks, diggers, and other mobile machinery. “When it comes to commercial vehicles, the global market for these systems will double by 2020,” predicts Dr. Markus Heyn, president of the Diesel Systems division at Bosch. To keep pace with this rapidly increasing demand, BESG is now bringing new production facilities online in Neunkirchen, in Germany’s Saarland. At 3,500 square meters, the existing production halls reached the limit of their capacity some time ago. Now, nearly 15,000 square meters are ready for use. “In our new plant, we can make sure our manufacturing and logistics processes are ideal and cost-effective from day one,” says Uwe Becker, technical plant manager in Neunkirchen.

This expansion of facilities in Germany is only one of the ways Bosch can benefit from the forecasted market upturn. In addition, Bosch engineers are constantly refining the product portfolio, which covers everything from integration to the manufacture of complete exhaust systems – for both on- and off-highway applications. What’s more, BESG in North America has also started equipping large passenger cars, such as SUVs, with complete exhaust-gas systems. One of the drivers of this is growth in the diesel market in North America, with models such as the Jeep Cherokee or Dodgeb Ram 1500 serving as landmark projects. Currently, 37 diesel models are available in the United States; by 2017, that number is expected to jump to 60.

Bosch’s innovative integrated systems lower emissions per driven kilometer for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and construction machinery. BESG can individually configure all systems to customer wishes and integrate them into vehicles or machinery, including certification. In addition, Bosch Emission Systems specialists provide systems for stationary applications such as generators.

Bend, weld, and laser
Three state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies are at the heart of BESG’s production operations. First, a fully electronic machine bends pipes measuring 2.5 to 6 inches in diameter; thanks to special tools developed in house, even the tightest bending radii are possible. Second, the latest robotic welding technology ensures efficient synchronous welding of components. Third, Bosch Emission Systems can cut complex shapes in all three dimensions using a globally unique laser system.

The company
Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2010 as a joint venture with two other partners. Since then, BESG has been developing, manufacturing, and integrating exhaust-gas treatment systems for construction machinery and commercial vehicles. Bosch assumed sole ownership of the company in October 2012. Altogether, BESG currently employs more than 200 associates at its Stuttgart, Cologne, and Neunkirchen locations. At the Kentwood plant in Michigan, Bosch Emission Systems USA (BESU) also manufactures products for the U.S. market. Bosch Emission Systems is a reliable partner to automakers and engine manufacturers worldwide. This applies in particular to turnkey projects, in which BESG is responsible for purchasing as well as defining and integrating components.

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First and foremost, the Bosch stand (Hall 17, Stand B12) at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover is about efficiency. We are using smart solutions to make conventional commercial-vehicle powertrains not only cleaner, but also increasingly economical. And with technologies for alternative powertrains and fuels, Bosch has the future clearly in its sights. In addition, we show how in-vehicle and internet connectivity can help simplify logistics and make truck use even more efficient.

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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