5 January 2010
Robert Bosch announced it will invest $423 million (Rs. 20 billion) in India between 2010 and 2012. The investment will be focused on diesel engine systems. Nearly a quarter of the investment will strengthen the Bosch Automotive Group’s research and development activities in India.
India is witnessing a strong increase in demand for diesel engines, noted Bosch. Bosch introduced its common-rail fuel injection systems in India in 2006, and recently launched common-rail systems for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.
Bosch has also been developing products for the Indian low-price vehicle segment, such as the common-rail system for the Tata Nano diesel. The system—to be produced in India—is the first to feature a high-pressure pump based on a one-cylinder plug-in pump.
Examples of other products developed by Bosch in India for the Indian market include compact direct starters, new base line alternators, and start-stop systems for Indian driving conditions.