15 garages win in Bosch ESI[tronic] anniversary
The first 15 garages to strike it lucky with Bosch UK’s ESI[tronic] anniversary completion have been awarded their prizes.
Celebrating 25 years of innovation in vehicle diagnostics, special anniversary offers all inspired by the number 25 have been available to all new and existing customers.
These offers includes 25% off an annual subscription to ESI[tronic], and four-years’ subscription for the price of three. In addition, a total of 25 one-year subscriptions are up for grabs in prize draws.
The competition, which runs till the end of the year, has already awarded the first three batches of free, one-year subscriptions. Covering all corners of the UK and Ireland - from Hayling Island to Tipperary - each winner has received their prize from their regional Bosch Workshop Business Development Manager.
With 25 years’ experience in diagnostics, Bosch remains a world leaders in the sector and, with many long-standing users in the UK, ESI[tronic] has helped fix countless faults over the years.
Open to active subscribers, the Bosch ESI[tronic] subscription prize draw runs from 1stJuly until 31stDecember 2014, with five lucky winners announced each month.
25 years of Innovation
In the 1980s, the launch of the KTS 300 heralded the start of a new era in the servicing and repair of vehicles. To date over 175,000 KTS-series diagnostic testers have been sold worldwide and around 60,000 workshops throughout Europe are actively using ESI[tronic].
As the first tool that could be used to diagnose more than one make of car, it established Bosch as a leader in diagnostic equipment for the Automotive Aftermarket and the company has remained at the forefront of development within the industry.
Underpinned by the company’s ESI[tronic] software, Bosch’s advances have led the industry as mechanics have become technicians and have embraced electronic diagnostic tools. Designed as a comprehensive knowledge platform for technicians, ESI[tronic] provides detailed information and support that reflects the evolution, as electronics have played an increasing role in the development of vehicles
Picture caption – David Lloyd, Bosch UK Workshop Business Developer, (far right) presents Magnet Autos owner David Waugh with the ESI[tronic] prize. Credit James Andrews.
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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. (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: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 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 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.”
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. 92 percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.