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“Tribute to our Champions 2012”

June 25, 2012



The departments BOSCH Power Tools, Original Equipment and BOSCH Automotive Components have organized their joint Annual Dealer Convention “Tribute to our Champions 2012” on the 15th June 2012 at Jetwing Blue – Negambo. This event was organized to recognize the best Turnover Achievers of the financial year 2011-12


180 Dealers/Distributors participated for this event with their spouses/families & this included speeches from foreign principals, awards ceremony to appreciate the winners, entertainment, cocktails, dinner & a night out stay on the 15th night at Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Sea and Jetwing Beach which were in close proximity to each other.


There were four (04) award categories – Distributor of the year, Dealer of the year, Highest Product Category Achievement & Paymaster of the year. Twenty Three (23) awards were presented to the winners by DIMO’s Chairman & Managing Director- Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Group CEO- Mr. Gahanath Pandithage, Directors – Mr. Channa Weerawardane, Mr. Suresh Goonaratne, Mr. Sarath Algama & Foreign Principals of Bosch-India, Bosch-Singapore, WD40-Asia, Blaupunkt-Malaysia, Rane-India & SBP-India.

Bosch 2012 Fact Sheet

May 24, 2012


– Bosch Group strategy: Maintain profitable growth. Leverage financial independence. 3 pillars: Global footprint; focused diversification; high level of innovative strength ($5 billion invested in R&D in 2011; 16 patents/working day). Growth evolved from development of strong core business. Cultivating core competencies through deliberate acquisitions and by setting up new business areas. Robust focus on environmental protection and energy efficiency (products represented about half of R&D spend and over 40 percent of sales in 2011).

– Bosch Development 2011: Globally the company developed positively in 2011, de-spite special events. Bosch achieved record sales and its second highest rate of growth since 2000. Bosch return on sales at 5 percent, impacted by increased raw material prices, currency effects and its significant up-front investments in the areas of electromobility and renewable energy activities.

– Regionally, sales in the Americas increased 7 percent to the prior year, well above GDP growth rates. In North America, the company reached its highest level of sales in the past decade. In South America, sales increased by 11 percent. Associate numbers developed positively in 2011, with 1200 added in North and South America. Strong recovery within the automotive and industrial sectors contributed to the result. Despite market volatility, profitability was maintained in both regions. Approximately 2500 Bosch associates are working in R&D in the Americas and this figure is expected to grow to 2800 by end 2012. 2011 investments totaled 350 million euros ($487 million) in the Americas.

– Outlook 2012: Bosch expects to see modest sales growth between 3 and 5 percent globally, due to global economic uncertainty. However, the return on sales is ex-pected to improve on the basis of innovative products, progress with respect to costs, and lower burdens. North America GDP growth of 2 percent is expected in 2012, while GDP growth of more than 4 percent is expected in South America. We are optimistic that the Americas will yield double-digit growth in 2012 (local currencies). Significant investment in future growth activities for 2012 in the automotive, industrial and building technology sectors planned.

– Long term: We aim for the Americas to account for 20 percent or more of the Group’s total sales. The Group will continue its investment and focus on technology and services aligned with key market trends (e.g., fuel economy, driver convenience, connectivity, energy efficiency, local solutions, infrastructure and mining).

About Bosch:

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 23,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 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. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at

Internationally renowned BOSCH Service Centre now in Sri Lanka

January 19, 2012

When it comes to high quality, affordable state-of-the-art diagnostics, maintenance and repairs, look no further than the BOSCH Service Center! DIMO recently introduced the internationally acclaimed car repair and maintenance concept – BOSCH Service Center to Sri Lanka. The partnership between BOSCH and DIMO spans more than 6 decades, comprising everything from BOSCH automotive components to power tools and accessories.

As an expert workshop for all car makes and models – petrol and diesel, the BOSCH Service Center is on top of today’s automotive technologies and guarantees optimal maintenance whenever your vehicle needs attention. With more than 15,000 BOSCH Service Centers in more than 145 countries across the globe, it is a part of the largest independent workshop organization in the world. BOSCH is the largest independent worldwide supplier of original equipment for automotive manufacturers.

Car Service

At Bosch Car Service, you will find just what you are looking for: expert advice from continuously trained workshop staff, highest quality repairs and long lasting spare parts of proven BOSCH quality – all at affordable prices. Services offered include Inspections, maintenance and repairs, electrical systems, petrol injection and diesel technology, seasonal checks and air conditioning.

Diesel Center

Reliable, affordable and efficient – this is how qualified technicians will diagnose and repair your diesel Systems at the BOSCH Service Center irrespective of the type of vehicle, be it even the most advanced common rail diesel systems. The BOSCH Diesel Center is a part of the international diesel workshop organization of BOSCH, the leading supplier of modern diesel technology that leads the industry in development and original equipment for diesel systems.

The BOSCH Diesel Center proves its high performance through its qualification as a top specialist for diesel systems. In addition to the repair of conventional diesel injection pumps and components, the BOSCH Diesel Center is fully proficient in the diagnosis of all BOSCH third party diesel systems and components for any make or model. For these demanding tasks the BOSCH Diesel Center has the most up-to-date test and repair equipment. It is also authorized for all BOSCH After Sales Services and warranty work on diesel engine vehicles.

BOSCH Service Center from DIMO provides customers with reliable and quality diagnosis. All modern vehicles having the latest engine management systems to reduce pollution are software oriented. More than 60% of the cars imported to Sri Lanka are not through the franchise agent, hence the BOSCH Service Center provides the opportunity for such vehicles, irrespective of make or model to be repaired and maintained to international specifications.


BOSCH is one of the world’s largest powerhouses of technology and research. The high-tech products that take shape here range from efficient automotive components and punch-packing power tools to navigation and monitoring systems. At BOSCH, new ideas are a thriving tradition. Around the world, thousands of BOSCH employees develop new products and systematically improve and innovate those already developed every day. The fruit of this collective effort is manifested in 3,800 patent applications filed in 2010 alone.