Bosch Contributes $1,000 to Hendrick Marrow Program

BROADVIEW, IL.- March 2, 2015 – Six-time NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ Champion Jimmie Johnson earned his first victory of the 2015 Sprint Cup Season at Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson raced his Bosch-equipped No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS to his 71st career Sprint Cup Series victory. For more than a decade Bosch has helped power Hendrick Motorsports to victory lane at stock car racing’s highest level.

In recognition of the win, Bosch Aftermarket NA is donating $1,000 to the Hendrick Marrow Program, which works to raise money to help cover uninsured costs of transplants through the Hendrick Family Fund for patient assistance and add more volunteers to the Be The Match® Registry.

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, established the Hendrick Marrow Program of Be The Match® Foundation, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, after being diagnosed with leukemia in 1997.

“Hendrick Motorsports is one of the finest racing organizations in the sport today, and Bosch is proud to support them not only on the racetrack but also in their work to help those in need of lifesaving bone marrow transplants that fight blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma,” said Tony Pauly, director of advertising and brand management for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America.

Bosch Aftermarket has a long-standing partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, including Jimmie Johnson and his teammates Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. Bosch has been providing quality parts — such as oxygen sensors, spark plugs, injectors, alternators, coils, filters, fuel pumps, starters and pressure regulators — to the Hendrick Motorsports Teams for more than a decade, helping them to numerous appearances in victory lane, and seven Series Championships since 2001.

About Bosch:
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.4 billion in 2013. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros ($6.0 billion) in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions that are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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