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Recycling program

Recycling program
Bosch eXchange

Bosch eXchange

Workshops are focusing on remanufactured Bosch products, to allow timely and efficient repair:

Conserving resources through remanufacturing

More and more workshops are opting for remanufactured Bosch products to enable repairs at a cost commensurate with a vehicle's current value. This remanufacturing process is now applied to around 11,000 vehicle parts from 30 product groups. Bosch is a leading supplier of industrially remanufactured products such as starters, alternators, air-conditioning compressors, brake calipers, ignition distributors, diesel injection pumps, and many other components. This process of remanufacturing vehicle parts is not just a cheaper alternative for end customers – it also protects the environment by reusing much of the original product. Consequently, this system cuts down on the use of raw materials and produces fewer CO2 emissions than would be generated by the production of new parts

In 2011 Bosch has emitted about 25,000 metric tons of CO2 less through remanufacturing than if the parts had been manufactured from scratch.

When repairing a vehicle, the workshop can replace a faulty part with either a new or a remanufactured part. For end customers, the remanufactured part is between 30 and 40 percent cheaper than a new one. Bosch places the same high quality standards on remanufacturing as it does on the production of new products, which is why the company gives the same two-year guarantee on remanufactured parts. Today, the possibility of later remanufacturing is taken into account during the development of original components.

Demand for high-quality remanufactured parts for car repairs has risen dramatically worldwide in recent years. In the U.S., the replacement business has already conquered almost a 90 percent share of the market. In Europe, too, the market segment is growing steadily, exhibiting far higher growth rates than the largely stagnating aftermarket as a whole. Bosch expects the remanufacturing market in Europe to grow to 30 million products per year by 2015. Bosch's remanufacturing program is supporting the trend towards resource conservation on the car repair market.