More than 60 specialist journalists from Central and Eastern Europe were
present at the event "Bosch Diesel Day 2006" on one of the test circuits of
Hungaroring near Budapest. The whole day program was focused on "The
economical, ecological and driving advantages of diesel vehicles". During
the morning the participants listened to lectures delivered by diesel
specialists on the expansion of modern diesel technology justified by
economical and ecological advantages in the region. In the afternoon the
quests had the possibility to try what they had heard with the help of test
cars using Bosch diesel technology on the Formula 1 track of Hugaroring and
in the Technical Driving Center.
After the words of welcome by
Gerhard K. Rosin, Managing Director of Robert Bosch Ltd. the journalists
listened to the lecture of Dr. Karl Strobel, President of Robert Bosch AG,
Vienna , and responsible for the activities of Robert Bosch AG in the
Central and Eastern European region. Mr Strobel emphasized the leading role
of Bosch in the fields of innovation and technology. In the vehicle branch
it is shown by launching products that make driving safer, cleaner and more
economical. In this way ecology and economy make each other complete in the
products of Bosch.
Afterwards Dr. Karl F. Glenz, Director of the
Diesel Branch at Robert Bosch GmbH described the international diesel
trends and the latest results of leading Bosch diesel technology. In his
lecture he pointed out that diesel vehicles consume 30% less fuel, emit 20
to 25% less harmful material, have bigger moment, longer lifetime and thus
a more stable value than petrol-fuelled cars. Due to its unique diesel
competence Bosch improves these advantages of diesel vehicles by further
optimising burning and follow-up of exhaust fumes. Mr Glenz stated that no
other internal-combustion engine can be applied in such a wide range as
diesel engine mainly due to its efficiency.
Hanno Miorini, Vice
President of Factory Supply presented the effect of the success story of
diesel on Central and Eastern Europe. He said that the ration of diesel
vehicles is expected to increase slowly but continuously in the region. The
perspectives of diesel in the region are the growing spread of
diesel-fuelled light utility vehicles, increasing fuel prices and the
improment of diesel infrastructure.
The press conference was closed
by Thomas Faustmann, Managing Director of Audi Motors Hungary and Detlef
Hiemesch, Projectmanager of Diesel Development at BMW in Steyr. They both
lectured on the latest diesel developments.
Before the awaited test
driving Richard Wagner, Director of Adria Sales Region at Robert Bosch Ltd.
responsible for vehicle fitting reported on the Bosch infrastructure with
the help of which Bosch supports the spread of clean, economical and sporty
diesel driving. He outlined that more than 10% of the Bosch Diesel Centers
of the world are found in the Eastern European and Adria Region thus
embodying the present professional advantage of Bosch in the field of
diesel diagnostics, exchange of diesel parts and diesel
During the breaks of the test driving the participants could
study diesel diagnostics and exchange of parts in one of the F1 boxes on
the pit-lane and and they could also look at a diesel history exhibition
presenting the diesel traditions of Bosch.
The Bosch Group is a
leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology,
consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2005, some 251,000
associates generated sales of 41.5 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in
1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and
Electrical Engineering," the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing,
sales, and after-sales service network of more than 280 subsidiaries and
more than 12,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.
special ownership structure of the Bosch Group guarantees its financial
independence and entrepreneurial freedom. It makes it possible for the
company to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding
of its future, as well as to do justice to its social responsibility in a
manner reflective of the spirit and will of its founder. A total of 92 % of
the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by the charitable foundation
Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried
out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.
Additional information can
be accessed at www.bosch.com.
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