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Bosch, DEUTZ, and Eberspächer dissolve their exhaust aftertreatment joint-venture

15 October 2012

Robert Bosch GmbH, DEUTZ AG, and Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG have agreed to dissolve their joint-venture in the area of diesel exhaust gas aftertreatment—Bosch Emission Systems GmbH & Co. KG (BESG). To this end, Bosch will acquire all the shares in BESG from DEUTZ and Eberspächer. The purchase price was not disclosed.

BESG will remain a systems supplier for DEUTZ. In the future, the company plans to increase its business with truck and engine manufacturers as well as nonroad mobile machinery manufacturers in North America and Asia.

The collaboration between Bosch and DEUTZ will take the form of an innovation partnership in the areas of exhaust gas treatment, diesel injection technology and electronics, said the companies.

Eberspächer will continue to supply components to BESG, and the companies intend to collaborate on joint development projects in the area of exhaust gas aftertreatment.

BESG, formed in 2010, has offered a modular diesel exhaust aftertreatment system for heavy-duty vehicles ranging from construction and agricultural machinery to trucks and buses. One of the technologies brought into the joint-venture by Eberspächer was their fuel burner for the thermal exhaust gas management and regeneration of diesel particulate filters. The burner was apparently considered an important asset in the joint-venture technology portfolio, but the expectations have never materialized.

Approximately 180 associates work for BESG at three locations in Germany.

Source: Bosch