Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

Diagnostics, Spare Parts and Know-How for Commercial-Vehicle Workshops Bosch Expanded its Range for Services and Repair Work on Commercial Vehicles

  • Intelligent diagnostics, specifically for commercial-vehicle workshops
  • Spare parts in original-equipment quality for vans, trucks and buses
  • New multi-brand workshop concept “Alltrucks” for commercial vehicles – by Bosch, Knorr-Bremse and ZF
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  • September 16, 2014
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When it comes to professional operation of vans, trucks and buses, reliability is the greatest asset. Every breakdown or unplanned repair work costs the haulage company both time and money. For fast and cost-efficient repair and service at the commercial-vehicle workshop, Bosch thus expanded its range of diagnostic and workshop equipment, spare parts and services even more.

New Headlight Tester HTD 815 for Commercial Vehicles
Xenon and LED lights have become original equipment of today’s trucks. To enable testing and adjustment of these modern headlamp systems, the new Bosch headlight tester HTD 815 is equipped with a CMOS camera and an interactive touch screen. The program is operated automatically, but manual operation is also possible.

Range Extension of Heavy-Duty Starters
Even under toughest conditions, starters have to work reliably. For this reason, the heavy-duty starters family HEF/HEP 109 M and MP was now expanded by the L line with increased performance. It allows starting engines with a displacement of up to 28 liters, or in parallel operation of even up to 84 liters. In future, Bosch will continue to expand its commercial-vehicle range currently comprising 350 types of starters and alternators.

New Bosch Battery for High Demands in the Area of Commercial Vehicles
The Bosch battery type TE reliably covers the high energy demand of numerous electrical consumers, long idle times, extreme temperature conditions and vibrations. This is enabled by the EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology. The positive plates are coated with a polyester scrim providing additional retention of the active material. The result is the outstanding deep-cycle and vibration resistance of the TE battery. The patented PowerFrame stamping process provides protection against corrosion and ensures optimum current flow and a long service life. It guarantees consistently high starting power and a significantly lower self-discharge. The TE Bosch battery is absolutely maintenance-free and leak-proof.

New Line of Driving Lamps: Light-Star
The Light-Star driving lamp is also suitable for extreme operating conditions in both the heavy-duty sector and off-road areas. The computer-calculated free-form reflector of the Bosch Light-Star provides ideal illumination of the road ahead – with high light intensity and minimum scattering loss. The new driving lamp is available in three different versions: Light-Star Halogen and Light-Star LED – each with either white or blue lens – as well as Light-Star Xenon.

New Bosch Rotating Beacons for Commercial Vehicles – Now also with LED Technology
With the three product lines RKLE LED Compact, RKLE 200 and RE 60, Bosch offers rotating beacons for commercial vehicles as original equipment, special accessories or for repairs. The LED technology used in the RKLE LED Compact provides outstanding illumination, low energy consumption and minimized risk of failure. Thanks to its strong warning and signaling character the RKLE 200 suits a broad range of applications – especially for continuous operation thanks to its robust material. RE 60 has proven itself in flexible application and is easy to fit.

Workshop Equipment for Professional Commercial-Vehicle Repairs
Bosch geared the ECU diagnostic tester KTS Truck and the matching workshop software Esitronic 2.0 Truck to the specific requirements of commercial-vehicle workshops. For the widest-possible range of application, it includes vehicle data about more than 90 percent of all common vans, trucks, trailers and buses on the European market. The range of workshop test equipment is expanded by wheel-alignment, emission and vehicle system analysis, air-conditioning service, tire changers and wheel-balancing systems as well as brake testers also suitable for heavy trucks. The existing broad range of practice-oriented service trainings in Europe is further expanded through specific trainings about commercial-vehicle technology. In addition, the specialists of the Bosch Technical Hotline support workshops with regard to technical questions and problems.

Diesel Components in Original-Equipment Quality from the System Developer
Bosch develops diesel systems and supplies all important commercial-vehicle manufacturers with them. The comprehensive range of spare parts includes all important components for latest common rail and nozzle-and-holder assembly systems as well as for conventional diesel systems.

Bosch Denoxtronic2 Reduces Nitric-Oxide Emissions by 95 Percent
Reducing the nitric-oxide (NOx) emissions of diesel engines is one of the main requirements of the Euro 5 emission standard. Bosch developed the exhaust-gas treatment system Denoxtronic as original equipment. For both maintenance and repair of Denoxtronic systems, Bosch offers spare parts, diagnostic equipment, workshop software including repair instructions and technical trainings.

Reliable Bosch Spare Parts and Accessories
The comprehensive range of spare parts and accessories for commercial vehicles is specifically geared to high mileage. It reaches from drive belts to batteries, fanfares, filters, automotive bulbs, sensors and wiper blades all the way to auxiliary and driving lamps.

Current-Value Commercial-Vehicle Repair with Bosch eXchange and Bosch Electronic Service
The exchange-parts range Bosch exchange provides a cost-efficient solution for the repair of commercial vehicles based on their current value. Compared to new parts, there is a price advantage of some 30 percent despite featuring the same legal warranty. For diesel injection systems alone, more than 1 000 exchange parts, that have been remanufactured professionally and in accordance with the series-production standards, are available for many commercial vehicles. This includes state-of-the-art high-pressure injection systems. Since very recently, Bosch Electronic Service offers the possibility to receive a remanufactured electronic component within 24 hours and in exchange. The defective part is only sent to Bosch Electronic Service once the exchange part is installed.

As a System Supplier, Bosch Supports Commercial-Vehicle Workshops with Matching Workshop Concepts
Since the beginning of this year, the new and joint full-service commercial-vehicle workshop concept “Alltrucks” by Bosch, Knorr-Bremse and ZF exists in Germany. By the end of the decade, the implementation is planned throughout Europe. The goal is to join competences and cross-manufacturer solutions and services concerning the market of commercial-vehicle repairs. The concept is oriented towards all workshops offering cross-brand service for heavy commercial vehicles.

In addition, Bosch unites its commercial-vehicle competences at the technically oriented workshop module Bosch Commercial Vehicles. This complete package is oriented towards commercial-vehicle workshops offering multi-brand service for tractor units and light commercial vehicles.

The strong and worldwide network consisting of Bosch Diesel Services and Bosch Diesel Centers with its on-site repair service for diesel components completes this comprehensive range.

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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.

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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