Bosch Starters for Start/Stop-Equipped Vehicles are Specially Constructed for Long Service Life

LAS VEGAS, NV.- November 3, 2014 – Robert Bosch LLC, major supplier of start/stop systems and
components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) has announced the availability of aftermarket starters for vehicles equipped with these systems.

With the current emphasis on fuel economy, start/stop systems are fast gaining in popularity, which means that automotive repair shops can expect to see a corresponding increase in demand for parts and services for these vehicles in the coming years, including starters, alternators, batteries, sensors and control units.

“Start/stop systems are here to stay. Bosch, the leading supplier of this technology to OEMs has the experience and innovative skills to manufacture top quality components for these systems,” said Fred Padgett, Group Product Manager, Rotating Machines, Robert Bosch LLC Automotive Aftermarket NA.

Currently, seven percent of new cars sold in the U.S. today are equipped with stop/start engines and sources estimate that the number is expected to increase to 57 percent by the year 2020.  Some European vehicle manufacturers are planning to have 100
percent of their U.S. vehicle offering equipped with start/stop systems as early as 2017. Domestic manufacturers could offer 50 to 60 percent start/stop-equipped models by the year 2020.

Starters for start/stop systems are specially constructed to last through many more starting events than conventional starters. Therefore, they include many enhanced technical features such as:

  • reinforced bearings
  • enhanced planetary gear unit
  • heavy duty meshing mechanism
  • optimized commutator

The special design of these Bosch starters ensures that they are able to meet the more demanding requirements of a start/stop engine over the entire course of the vehicle’s service life. They are engineered to deliver up to 3.5 times the number of cycles of a conventional starter.

“With start/stop systems the engine cuts out automatically when the vehicle is stationary and therefore stops burning fuel. This saves fuel even during short stops, after just 0.7 seconds. This results in up to eight percent saving in fuel economy overall compared to vehicles with conventional engines,” explained Padgett. “Furthermore, this translates to lower CO2 emissions.”

All start/stop system components from Bosch, including starters, are manufactured to high OEM standards and deliver maximum durability and reliability. Being perfectly matched with the vehicle’s electronic system, they offer excellent functionality and a long service life.

Bosch 12V starters for vehicles equipped with start/stop systems are available for
Domestic, Asian and European vehicles.

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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, and

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 which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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