Bosch sells starter mo­tor divi­sion to ZMJ

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The Bosch Group’s well-es­tab­lished starter mo­tor and gen­er­a­tor divi­sion has com­pleted its tran­si­tion to an in­de­pen­dent com­pany and will op­er­ate as SEG Au­to­mo­tive, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, in­clud­ing the lo­cal divi­sion SEG Au­to­mo­tive In­dia. The com­pany’s new owner is Zhengzhou Coal Min­ing Ma­chin­ery Group Co (ZMJ) and an in­vest­ment group. SEG Au­to­mo­tive In­dia is an in­te­gral part of the global ggrowth and pro­duc­tion strat­egy.

Set up in 1958, ZMJ is one of thehe largest de­vel­op­ers and man­u­fac­tur­erss of min­ing ma­chin­ery. With the ac­qui­si­tion cqui­si­tion of ASIMCO, a sig­nif­i­cant Chi­nese ese au­to­mo­tive sup­plier, ZMJ es­tab­lished blished the au­to­mo­bile sec­tor as a se­cond cond pil­lar of its busi­ness op­er­a­tions. s. In ac­quir­ing SEG Au­to­mo­tive, the Group is tak­ing another log­i­cal step to be­com­ing a global player in this sec­tor. The Group com­prises 22 sub­sidiaries, stock com­pa­nies and hold­ings world­wide.

Ac­cord­ing to Anil Ku­mar M R, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, SEG Au­to­mo­tive mo­tive In­dia, “the name is new, but SEG EG Au­to­mo­tive is com­mit­ted to con­ti­nu­ity, on­ti­nu­ity, es­pe­cially in terms of lo­ca­tion strat­egy and our em­ploy­ees. Their many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the com­pany, com­pe­tence and com­mit­ment con­trib­ute sig­nif­i­cantly to our suc­cess. In the fu­ture, our lo­ca­tions in In­dia will play an even more im­por­tant role in the world­wide SEG Au­to­mo­tive busi­ness, and con­tinue to be an at­trac­tive em­ployer in In­dia. We strongly col­lab­o­rate with our cus­tomers to re­main as the pre­ferred part­ner in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try”

More than a cen­tury ago – in March 1914 – Bosch pre­sented its first elec­tric starter mo­tor for ve­hi­cles. It re­placed the ar­du­ous and of­ten haz­ardous cranking by hand. The year be­fore had seen the in­tro­duc­tion of the ‘Bosch light’. It pow­ered the first elec­tric lights for cars – and is the ori­gin of the gen­er­a­tors still com­monly in use to­day. This Bosch divi­sion went on to con­tin­u­ously im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and func­tion­al­ity of starter mo­tors and gen­er­a­tors for pas­sen­ger cars and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles – by in­vent­ing the trend-set­ting start/stop, for ex­am­ple.

With its highly in­no­va­tive BRM (Boost Re­cu­per­a­tion Ma­chine), SEG Au­to­mo­tive is now paving the way for a cost-ef­fi­cient and en­vi­ron­ment-friendly hy­brid tech­nol­ogy for ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers and their cus­tomers: the BRM en­ables re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing and en­ergy stor­age via a 48-volt elec­tri­cal sys­tem to save fuel, en­able a per­for­mance boost when pass­ing or even to ‘coast’ with the en­gine switched off.

CO2 re­duc­tion for all drive tech­nolo­gies

The new com­pany is com­mit­ted to ex­pand­ing its con­tri­bu­tion to the re­duc­tion of CO2 emis­sions from pas­sen­ger cars and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles to ad­dress the chal­lenge of cli­mate pro­tec­tion – glob­ally and across all drive tech­nolo­gies. Even though e-mo­bil­ity con­tin­ues to gain ground: the com­bus­tion en­gine will re­main a ppil­lar of in­di­vid­ual mo­bil­ity world­wide for many years to come. This presents ve­hicve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers with ma­jor chal­lenges in re­duc­ing fleet con­sump­tion and re­quires new so­lu­tions to achieve cli­mate pro­tepro­tec­tion goals (i.e. CO2 reg­u­la­tions).

With tthe BRM, SEG Au­to­mo­tive al­ready alre of­fers a tech­nol­ogy for hy­bri­dis­ing hy petrol and diesel e en­gines in a cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner. Through the use of BRM, fuel con­sump­tion and CO2 emis­sions can be re­duced by about 15 per­cent. p Ad­vanced start/stop tech­nol­ogy, tec as well as high­ef­fi­ciency ef­fici gen­er­a­tors from the SEG Au­toAu­to­mo­tive port­fo­lio also pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant COCO2 sav­ings.

From the out­set,outs the new com­pany will be one of the most sig­nif­i­cant sup­pli­ers in its mar­ket seg­ments. With 16 lo­ca­tions world­wide, over 8,000 em­ploy­ees and a pow­er­ful prod­uct range, SEG Au­to­mo­tive says it is strongly po­si­tioned across the world to meet the cur­rent and fu­ture chal­lenges of au­to­mo­bile man­u­fac­tur­ers. At the cru­cial points, the com­pany goes for con­ti­nu­ity: all lo­ca­tions will be re­tained, the fo­cus re­mains on high­est prod­uct qual­ity and in­no­va­tion through pow­er­ful en­gi­neer­ing – and the jour­ney to­wards e-mo­bil­ity that started with the de­vel­op­ment of the BRM will con­tinue.

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