Bosch eBike Systems

Bosch eBike Systems enters into distribution partnership with Universal Transmissions Optimal drive system supplies for eBike manufacturers

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  • March 10, 2015
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – To meet growing demand, Bosch eBike Systems has entered into a distribution partnership with Universal Transmissions GmbH from March 1, 2015. In the future, Universal Transmissions will also be supplying bicycle manufacturers with low production volumes and be their first point of contact on technical matters.

Putting synergies to use
The partnership is also intended to provide optimal service for special segments such as Enduro or cargo bikes. As the European distributor of Gates Carbon DriveTM technology, Universal Transmissions already intersects with Bosch in the bicycle business. Furthermore, CEO Karlheinz Nicolai’s company benefits from its sister company Nicolai GmbH’s valuable experience of frame design and adaptation. Nicolai and Bosch eBike Systems have collaborated successfully for several years.

A partnership from which many customers profit
Universal Transmissions will be in charge of sales itself and for many customers be their first point of contact on technical matters. “As we have already designed many different pedelecs and S-pedelecs with Bosch drive systems, our customers can benefit from this know-how. We also provide the best possible assistance with correct certification of eBikes,” says Karlheinz Nicolai. In this way all concerned will benefit from the collaboration. “This partnership lays the foundations for even more manufacturers to use our system in the future and to be served by a company that has experience in dealing with sophisticated technical issues,” says Armin Harttig, Head of Sales and Service at Bosch eBike Systems. Universal Transmissions has rented additional storage facilities and hired more staff in preparation for the new task. Sales and distribution will be throughout the EU and will also include Switzerland and Norway.

Further information about Bosch eBike Systems at www.bosch-ebike.de
Further information about Universal Transmissions at www.g-boxx.com

Contacts for journalists:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Tel.: 07121 35-394 64
Fax: 0711 811 514 042
Tamara.Winograd@de.bosch.com

Ketchum Pleon GmbH
Jens Weller
Tel.: 0711 210 99-427
Fax: 0711 210 99-499
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 eve-ryday 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. 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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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