Bosch draws up diesel exhaust gas treatment from Deutz and Eberspächer

October 12, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Automotive technology providers Robert Bosch, Deutz and Eberspächer agreed to restructure their collaboration in the area of diesel exhaust-gas treatment. To this end, Bosch plans to acquire all the shares in Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG (BESG) from Deutz and Eberspächer.

According to a Bosch release, the planned reorganization will help the company to be better aligned with customer and market demands. BESG will continue to offer flexible and individual exhaust-gas treatment systems. In the future, the company plans to increase its business with truck and engine manufacturers as well as non-road-mobile machinery manufacturers in North America and Asia. Deutz and Eberspächer will continue to work with BESG within the framework of customer and supply agreements.

In addition, the collaboration between Bosch and DEUTZ is to be expanded, and will take the form of an innovation partnership. The partnership will focus on exhaust-gas treatment, diesel injection technology, and electronics. The goal of this intensified collaboration will be to improve systems integration in powertrain technology for mobile machinery. BESG will also continue to supply DEUTZ with systems for exhaust-gas treatment.

Eberspächer will continue to supply components to BESG. In addition, Bosch and Eberspächer intend to collaborate closely on joint development projects in the area of exhaust-gas treatment technology. The aim here is to strengthen and extend the position of both companies as technology market leaders.

Since its inception in 2010, BESG has offered a modular system for treating the diesel exhaust gas of vehicles ranging from construction and agricultural machinery to trucks and buses. Approximately 180 associates work for BESG at three locations in Germany.

It has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.