Bosch Group (China)  FY2009

Business Highlights


- In recent years, the Company has been expanding its activities in the development and production of products specifically designed for the Chinese market by conducting them locally in China.
- The Company conducts its business in the following areas: diesel engine systems, gasoline engine systems, automotive electronics systems, electric drive systems, and chassis systems.


Diesel engine systems :

Bosch Common Rail System (CRS1.3) for Chinese market

- During Auto Shanghai 2009 held in April 2009, several leading automakers exhibited their latest vehicles equipped with Bosch's Common Rail System (the CRS1.3), an economical system developed exclusively for the Chinese market. (From a press release, April 22, 2009)
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Gasoline engine systems :

Bosch gasoline direct injection system for Chinese market

- Bosch is gradually building up its local production capacity for the gasoline direct injection (GDI) system through United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd., its joint-venture company in China. The Group exhibited its advanced turbocharged GDI system it developed exclusively for the Chinese market at the third China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE) held in Beijing in September 2009. (From a press release, September 24, 2009)

Hybrid and electric drive division

- By the end of 2009, United Automotive Electronic Systems (UAES), which is a joint-venture company between Bosch and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC), will establish a new division to focus on hybrid and electric drives. In line with this project, UAES is planning to increase the number of its engineers from 35 to approximately 100. (From a press release by the company on October 15, 2009)


Automotive electronics products:

Expanding production of ABSs, ESPs, and wheel speed sensors in China

- Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. manufactured more than 1 million anti-lock brake systems (ABSs) and electronic stability programs (ESPs) over the first three quarters of 2009. During the same period, it also manufactured 2.5 million wheel speed sensors. (From a press release by the company on October 30, 2009)


Chassis systems:

Production of hydraulic brake systems in China

- In 2009, Bosch started producing hydraulic brake systems in Suzhou, China. These systems are comprised of brake calipers, brake boosters, and master cylinders that were developed specifically for the Chinese market. The company will initially deliver these brake systems to Chinese automakers, which will install them in vehicles produced under their own brand names, and then later supply them to other car manufacturers.


R&D structure

- The Company has four cutting-edge technical centers that cater to the China market: one each in Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou and Chongqing. The Company is active in hiring local engineers in order to quickly respond to demand from Chinese customers.

- In November 2008, the company opened its winter proving-ground in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia.

City Year Established Name Focus of R&D activities
Shanghai 1995 United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. Technology Center Gasoline Engine Systems
Wuxi 2005 Bosch Diesel Technology Center Diesel Engine Systems
Suzhou 2005 Bosch Suzhou Technology Center Automotive Electronic Technology and Brake Systems
Chongqing 2006 United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. Chingqing Technology Center Technical support to accommodate the gasoline engine systems
Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia 2007 Bosch (Hulunbeier) Automotive Winter Testing Co, Ltd. Winter road testing of active safety technologies, which include Anti-lock Breaking Systems (ABSs), Electronic Stability Programs (ESPs), and Traction Control Systems (TCSs)

Developing common rail systems (the CRS1.3) for the Chinese market

- Bosch developed an economical common rail system, the CRS1.3, specifically designed for the Chinese market. During Auto Shanghai 2009, several leading automakers such as Chery, Great Wall Motor, Jiangling Motors, Huatai Automobile, and Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor exhibited their latest vehicles equipped with the CRS 1.3.

- Developed for use in passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles, the CRS 1.3 meets CN3 emission standards and can also be upgraded to meet CN4 standards. The high-pressure pump used in this system was jointly developed by Bosch and its joint-venture partner Wuxi Weifu. The pump is produced at Bosch Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.

Investment Activities

Recent Projects

Project Planned amount of investment  Progress
Establishing a headquarters building in Shanghai consisting of office area, R&D facilities, and a training center  120 million yuan Construction work, which started in May 2008, is scheduled to be completed in 2010
Expanding common rail system plant at Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd. in Wuxi 200 million yuan This project is scheduled to be completed in 2010

Major Capital Investment Projects for 2008-2010:

- The Bosch Group plans to invest a total of 850 million euros between 2008 and 2010. This includes a 200 million plan at the automotive technology division, which will expand its facility producing common rail systems in Wuxi. (From a press release in October 2008)

Investment in renewable energy and electric drive technologies

- Bosch invested approximately 160 million yuan in its Chinese business in 2009, focusing on renewable energy and electric vehicle technologies. (From a press release, October 2009)