Press release #Mobility Aftermarket

Karlsruhe offers varied program for 85 Bosch Car Service apprentices and skilled workers

On June 11, Bosch headquarters opened its doors to workshop associates from across Germany

  • Guided tours of the Bosch Mobility Aftermarket division’s central warehouse
  • Practical demonstrations and presentations about the latest automotive technology and workshop services
  • Relaxed evening program at the e-karting track in Karlsruhe-Stupferich

Laura Cichecki


Karlsruhe, Germany – On Tuesday, June 11, 85 apprentices and skilled workers from Bosch Car Service workshops across Germany came to Karlsruhe for an event arranged especially for them by the Bosch Mobility Aftermarket division. At an open house for these budding and qualified workshop professionals, the Bosch Car Service organization’s headquarters put on an exciting program, while also giving them plenty of opportunity to get to know each other. At 9:30 a.m., participants were welcomed with drinks and snacks by Dan Bronkal, who heads up the Bosch sales workshop concepts unit for the Europe Central region. He outlined the support Bosch can offer their workshops in the form of expertise, the latest diagnostic data, modern workshop equipment, and training. Bronkal also stressed how important it is nowadays to stay abreast of the rapid developments in automotive technology. Continuing education is important here, he said, both during and after their thorough apprentice training in Bosch Car Service workshops.

Information about the latest developments in workshop technology

The day’s varied program then got underway for the participants, who had been split into four groups. Over the course of the day, they got to know the headquarters close up and firsthand. The highlight was a guided tour of the Bosch Mobility Aftermarket division’s impressive central European warehouse, which supplies wholesalers and vehicle workshops all over Europe with spare parts. In practical demonstrations, the workshop professionals learned about the latest developments in automotive technology, as well as about new Bosch products. They also had an opportunity to broaden their horizons when Bosch experts from the diesel domain used a truck to demonstrate the new possibilities offered by connected workshop services. And finally, they had the chance to put their driving skills to the test in a racing simulator.

Ample opportunity to speak with colleagues from other workshops

Aside from the wealth of information and impressions on offer, the event once again offered plenty of opportunities for small talk. Participants made the most of the coffee and lunch breaks to speak with colleagues from other Bosch Car Service workshops and swap stories about their experiences. And the evening program – a visit to the karting and event center in the Karlsruhe suburb of Stupferich – gave them the chance to continue their conversations. In a relaxed atmosphere, participants could get to know electromobility on the kart track.

“The positive feedback from our budding and qualified workshop professionals, as well as from our Bosch Car Service workshops, shows that we’re on the right track with events like this,” Dan Bronkal said, and added: “Participants especially appreciated the mix of fascinating technical content and personal interaction with colleagues from other workshops.”

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Mobility Aftermarket
Phone: +49 9001 942010

Contact person for press inquiries:
Laura Cichecki
Phone: +49 721 942-2982

The Mobility Aftermarket division (MA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern 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, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 16,000 associates, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. MA 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 13,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners in over 100 countries. In addition, with Bosch Classic, MA supports owners of classic cars with a wide range of spare parts and services.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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