German prosecutors have launched another probe into Robert Bosch over its suspected involvement in emissions test cheating – this time in relation to its work with Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand.
Robert Bosch, is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) in a semiconductor plant in Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier’s ambitions in self-driving cars and the industrial Internet.
German prosecutors who searched Daimler’s offices this week as part of a probe into diesel pollution are also investigating employees at automotive supplier Bosch, daily Handelsblatt reported, citing the prosecutor’s office.
Bosch has appointed a new director of regional company Robert Bosch Prague, Bratislava and Robert Bosch Representative in the Czech and Slovak R.. He alternates Dr. Klaus Peter Fouquet (58) in its responsibilities in the both countries.
Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen Group’s emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier.
Prosecutors in Stuttgart said they are investigating whether Robert Bosch employees helped Volkswagen Group to rig software to cheat on emissions tests.
Robert Bosch said it had delivered components including delivery and metering modules for exhaust gas treatment and common rail injection systems to Volkswagen Group that are now at the center of a probe into rigged emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles.
Position of technical director of the Jihlava Bosch Diesel took over Stefan Hamelmann in March 2015. He replaced Karsten Müller, who since February 1, 2015, acts as technical director Bosch plant in Feuerbach in Germany.
The head of Robert Bosch’s automotive division, Wolf-Henning Scheider, has quit the world’s top-ranked supplier to head smaller German rival Mahle, a maker of engine components.
The first foreign investor in the newly built industrial park Preobrazenka is Robert Bosch GmbH. The plant will have 750 employees and will produce automotive parts. The investment amounts to EUR 750 million.
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