– Special prize in the innovation partnership category
– BMW honours several innovation milestones
– Bosch continues to drive progress in automotive technology
The BMW Group has awarded Bosch its ‘BMW Supplier Innovation Award’. The German carmaker presents the prize to suppliers who have distinguished themselves with outstanding innovation and performance. “We are very proud of this award,” says Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for marketing and sales. “Once again, it highlights our associates’ innovative strength, which has secured our technological leadership.”
Robert Bosch GmbH was awarded the special prize for innovation partnership. With this prize, BMW honoured the outstanding cooperation that the two companies have engaged in for several decades. Bosch has set numerous innovation milestones in a broad range of automotive projects. This has made the supplier one of BMW’s most important and most innovative partners. In addition to receiving this prize, Bosch was nominated in the categories ‘Connected Drive’ and ‘Sustainability’.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Herbert Diess, the member of the BMW AG board of management responsible for development, emphasised the importance of new technologies. “Innovation is a decisive factor in a vehicle’s market success. Many customers ultimately opt for the car with the most impressive innovations. In fact, innovations are a key driver in our role as a pioneer in shaping the mobility of tomorrow.”
Robert Bosch GmbH will continue to drive these developments. In addition to continuously improving the internal-combustion engine, the supplier is also working flat-out to develop alternative powertrain technologies for electric cars, efficient auxiliary systems, and a hydraulic hybrid, to name only a few examples. Bosch engineers are focusing their attention on a number of areas, among them automated driving, sophisticated multimedia solutions, and user-friendly interfaces. Today’s drivers already benefit from more than half a dozen assistance systems, for instance. While these systems were once reserved for the premium class, they are now becoming standard features in compact vehicles as well.