BROADVIEW, IL - Robert Bosch LLC, worldwide supplier of automotive parts to vehicle manufacturers and the independent aftermarket, announces that it has enlarged its portfolio of products. Specifically, for June 2015, new SKUs have been added to Bosch brakes and rotating machines, and coverage has been expanded on select oil filters and wiper blades. A total of 71 part numbers are featured.
Bosch Blue Brake Pads
This month, Bosch has added three new Bosch Blue Brake pad sets to its braking components portfolio for late-model European vehicles. Bosch Blue Brake Pads are specially designed to deliver quality, value and performance to the ‘everyday driver.’ Their OE-style, multi-layer shims provide superior noise dampening characteristics. For additional protection and value, select Bosch Blue Brake pad sets are towel-wrapped in a material similar to that of shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis while working on their customers’ cars. The three new Bosch Blue SKUs cover nearly 475,000 additional units in operation, such as the 2008-2013 BMW 128i; several 2006-2007 Mercedes Benz models, 2013-2015 Audi RS5 and 2005 - 2009 Porsche Cayenne.
Rotating Machines
The Bosch Starting and Charging systems group announces the addition of four new part numbers covering 773,000 additional late-model European vehicles in operation. The new releases include Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators for late model Audi and VW applications from as early as 2004 to the current model year. The new Bosch remanufactured alternator covers a variety of Volkswagen models including 2004-2006 Volkswagen Beetle 4-cyl. 1.9L diesel; 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4-cyl. 2.5 L gas; 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat L4-Cyl. 2.0L turbocharged and more. The new Bosch remanufactured starters cover a variety of Volkswagen and Audi models including 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Beetle L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2015 Volkswagen Golf L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Passat L4-Cyl. 1.8L gas; 2007 - 2010 Audi Q7 V-8 Cyl. 4.2L; 2007 - 2011 Audi S6 V10-Cyl. 5.2L and 2007 - 2009 Audi S8 V10-Cyl. 5.2L. Built to last using high-quality materials and the most advanced technology, Bosch alternators and starters are 100 percent performance-tested and are designed for longer, more reliable service.
Bosch Oil Filters
Bosch is highlighting 62 oil filters from its DistancePlus™, Premium and Workshop oil filter lines for which coverage has been expanded to include 2015 applications. These filters now cover an additional 13.9 million Domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation. Refer to the Bosch online catalog for complete application information on these 62 filters.
Bosch Wiper Blades
Bosch Aerotwin is a direct OE replacement for vehicles requiring specific connection types and features an integrated wind spoiler design. Coverage has been extended on one existing Aerotwin set to include an additional 381,000 late-model European vehicles in operation. New coverage includes 2006-2010 BMW 3 Series (Sedan and Wagon) and 2007-2010 BMW M3 (Sedan). The Bosch Twin wiper blade features OE fit and function. It offers a pre-assembled OE-style adapter available for various connection types and is easy to install. Coverage has been extended for one Twin set by an additional 378,000 European vehicles in operation, including 1996-2001 Audi A4 and S4; 1996-2001 Audi A4 Avant and S4 Avant; and 1998-2001 Volkswagen Passat.
“Our goal is to steadily expand Bosch coverage of aftermarket parts for vehicles operating on North American roads,” said Thomas Winter, Vice President, Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC. “Not only will this ensure the availability of quality parts for any vehicle needing service, but will also give automotive service professionals the opportunity to enjoy the ease of working with products that offer OE-level fit and functionality.”
Bosch is a proud supporter of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Know Your Parts® education and awareness campaign. This initiative promotes the importance of quality brand name aftermarket parts backed by full service suppliers, and its impact on delivering reliable products to today’s motorists. For more information visit www.AASAKnowYourParts.org.
About Bosch:
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 25,000 associates in more than 100 locations. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico according to preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
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.”