Multi-brand car workshop joins the world’s largest workshop network
Chandigarh: Bosch Automotive Aftermarket inaugurated one of the largest Bosch Car Service (BCS) facilities in Panchkula, as part of workshop chain network expansion drive. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Anjan Kumar, Regional President – Automotive Aftermarket, Bosch India on Monday, 18th January 2021. The multi-brand car service concept from Bosch, with a global presence spanning 100 years, currently has about 250 service touchpoints across India. Partnered with M/s Speed Links, this multi-brand service concept joins the world’s largest workshop network with a global footprint of more than 15000 workshops across 150 countries.
Addressing the need created by increasing customer demands for quality service and genuine parts for mass brands and premium segment cars, technologically advanced products, growing pre-owned car sales and the number of cars running on Indian roads out of the OE warranty, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Division, after adding 100 workshops to its network, further plans to expand its network count by targeting significant growth in 2021 and beyond, thereby continuing the remarkable success story of Bosch Car Service in India.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Anjan Kumar, Regional President – Automotive Aftermarket, Bosch India said, “We welcome Mr. Sunil Goyal and his energetic team to our growing family of Bosch Car Service and take pleasure in inaugurating this world-class facility which brings us closer to the car owners in the Tri-City. Bosch Car Service is well-positioned as the best alternative to the car workshops in India by offering customers a superlative experience of car service. With diagnostics and high-end workshop efficiency tools, we are certain that the customers would be overwhelmed with a superior customer experience in this facility”
Strategically located in the automotive hub of Panchkula and the vicinity of many car dealership workshops, the Bosch Car Service outlet caters to the requirements of customers in the adjoining cities of Chandigarh and Mohali in the Tri-City. The workshop facility sprawls across an area of approximately 36,000 sq. ft with about 40 bays for multi-brand car service. Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the latest Bosch diagnostic equipment such as the KTS (ECU diagnostic scanner with ESI software for vehicle diagnosis), the workshop operates with a manpower capacity of 28 people and with a capacity to service more than 45 cars in a day. The range of services include periodic maintenance, ECU diagnostics, brake service, clutch overhaul, suspension system, AC diagnostics and service, aggregate repairs, body repairs and painting, wheel balancing, tyre service, car wash and car detailing. These services along with value-adds such as road-side assistance, pick, and drop services, cashless insurance repair in a body shop and renewal of insurance, annual service maintenance plan, etc. offer vehicle owners a one-stop-shop ‘For Everything Your Car Needs”.
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About Automotive Aftermarket.
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) 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, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 14,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA 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, world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops.
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About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations ar e divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solu-tions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and con-nected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that ei-ther contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineer-ing, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.
About Bosch in India
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg.Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operations in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 31,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about ₨.19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in fiscal year 2020 of which ₨. 14,011 crores*(1.78 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates.
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