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Germany - Bosch to Showcase Numerous Innovations at Automechanika 2010

This year's Automechanika, which is being held in Frankfurt am Main between September 14 and 19, will see Bosch take up residence in Hall 8 and the outdoor area in front of Hall 8.
The company will be positioning itself as “The Partner for the Future of the Workshop.” As the only “single-source supplier of diagnostic expertise and spare parts,” Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is more than able to live up to this claim. The company's stand at the event covers some 1800 square meters and will be put to good use presenting and demonstrating a total of 15 new and existing products as well as topics from the fields of diagnostics, spare parts and services.

Hybrid vehicle maintenance will be a key focus for Bosch at Automechanika 2010. The company produces all the main products associated with hybrid vehicle technology and is now also making it easier for automotive workshops to perform maintenance on hybrid vehicles by supplying diagnostic systems, making the latest technical data available via its Esitronic workshop software package and providing the appropriate practical training. Bosch will be debuting the new FSA 050 handheld tester at Automechanika. This tool was developed specifically for working on high-voltage systems and communicates wirelessly with the basic series 7 FSA vehicle system analysis devices.Bosch will also be unveiling its new and efficient technical hotline – set up to help workshops that use the Bosch Esitronic workshop software package. In future, if the technical diagnostic process is proving difficult the Bosch hotline experts will be able to use a remote program to access Bosch testers directly and perform vehicle diagnostics via the Internet.

Furthermore, Bosch will be using Automechanika as an opportunity to introduce its new maintenance and repair program for commercial vehicles. The spotlight will be on the new Bosch KTS Truck and KTS Truck 800 testers for commercial vehicle diagnostics. The control unit diagnostic tool KTS Truck and the associated Esitronic Truck software package have been developed specifically to address the needs of commercial vehicle workshops and complete the comprehensive Bosch portfolio of spare parts and testing technology for vans, heavy-duty trucks, buses and trailers. Bosch produces two different versions of the new control unit diagnostic tester for commercial vehicles: A KTS module for use with a PC or laptop already present in the workshop, and the KTS 800 Truck complete solution with Diagnostic Control Unit (DCU) – a powerful tablet PC also recently developed by Bosch.

The new EPS 708 diesel test bench for testing common-rail injection pumps and injectors produced by Bosch and other manufacturers will also be demonstrated for the first time at the trade fair. A warranty rating is also possible for Bosch components. An integrated cooling system, electronic injection quantity measurement and a comprehensive self-diagnostic system help workshops to work with convenience and professionalism and are a simple way to get started with testing common-rail injectors using piezo technology.

Another innovation on show is Denoxtronic 2 Retrofit – a special retrofit solution for diesel-drive vehicles that is unique in the aftermarket. The system can reduce NOx production by up to 90%.
The Bosch press conference will take place on the first day of Automechanika, September 14, 2010, between 15:00 and 15:45 in the “Symmetrie” room on the mezzanine floor between Hall 8 and Hall 9.

Robert Hanser, Chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Divisional Board, and Hans-Peter Meyen, Member of the Divisional Board for Technology, will be speaking at the event.

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