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For ecological quality and sustainable consumption Circular-economy service CoremanNet wins Federal Ecodesign Award

  • CoremanNet won the 2015 Federal Ecodesign Award in the service category
  • CoremanNet achieves return rates of approximately 90 percent
  • CoremanNet as independent brand, operating in Europe and represented in NAFTA and China
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  • November 25, 2015
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Berlin – CoremanNet was awarded the Federal Ecodesign Award by the German Federal Environment Ministry and the German Federal Environment Office. According to the jury, the service for circular economy was awarded the renowned distinction in the “service” category for being a service provider “completing material cycles, significantly saving resources and being applicable to other sectors.” The award was issued in the course of a gala at the Federal Environment Ministry on November 23, 2015. By now, CoremanNet already runs the world’s largest service network for the return of automotive spare parts for their remanufacturing. Throughout the upcoming years, solutions for additional sectors are to further the growth even more.

CoremanNet allows systematic circular economy
With its international logistics network and its innovative IT solution, CoremanNet allows a systematic circular economy for used parts. CoremanNet retrieves the so-called cores from the market, identifies them and checks them based on technical criteria. Afterwards, they are sorted and provided to the remanufacturers with the required quality and on time for the remanufacturing. CoremanNet systematically records the transferable rights to return cores. A balance of rights to return and returned parts is available to all participating trade levels and at any time.

Saving resources by means of effective core management
With a return rate of approximately 90 percent and the largest collection volume on the automotive aftermarket, CoremanNet achieves top results and thus allows industrial remanufacturing of cores. In comparison to the production of new parts, this allows savings of raw materials of approximately 85 percent and energy savings of some 55 percent. On an annual basis, this allows saving 400,000 metric tons of CO2 on the automotive sector in the EU.

Sector-independent core management
At first, Bosch developed the CoremanNet collection service for its own exchange-parts range Bosch eXchange. Since then, CoremanNet has become established as an independent brand with a network consisting of 17 locations across Europe for the collection and processing of cores and being represented in the NAFTA region and in China, as well. CoremanNet offers its services to all market players – also to those ones not related to the automotive industry. All information concerning the core-collection service can be consulted online at

Ecodesign jury nominated 34 projects out of 288 candidates
The Federal Ecodesign Award, awarded for the fourth consecutive time this year, honors products, services and concepts standing out for their ecological and creative quality. For this year’s Ecodesign competition, a total of 288 candidates applied for the product, concept, service and young-talent categories. Out of these candidates, the experts of the Federal Environment Office and design experts selected a total of 137 projects. Out of these, the jury, made up to several prominent personalities, nominated 34 projects. Four of them were finally awarded the 2015 Federal Ecodesign Award. In 2016, the award winners and nominees will be presented at a touring exhibition on fairs and in museums all over the Federal Republic of Germany being accompanied by workshops and events.

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With its logistics network and an innovative return software solution, CoremanNet offers an attractive service for the circular economy for used products. 17 locations worldwide, receive used parts, so-called cores, from the market, identify them and provide them to the remanufacturing plants. CoremanNet is a brand of the Bosch Group and part of the Automotive Aftermarket division (AA).

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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 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* 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 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions 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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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

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