Report Volante visit Bosch Transmission

Report Volante visit Bosch Transmission

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On Thursday, February 23rd, 2012, we were received at Bosch Transmission Technology in Tilburg.

We first received general information about the company that originated from Van Doorne’s Transmission (VDT) and has been part of Bosch since 1995. For some time the name is Bosch transmission Technology.

Bosch consists of three divisions:
1. Automotive
2. Industrial
3.Consumer Goods & Building Technology

Bosch Transmission Technology is part of the Automotive division. This Automotive division achieves 60% of the total turnover of 51.4 billion Euros (with 300,000 employees).

Tilburg is the Center of Competence with R&D, mass production and sales + marketing.

Production is growing steadily from 3.1 million push belts in 2010 via 3.6 million in 2011 to a forecast number of 4.5 million in 2012.

The company focuses on the push belt and the key components pully and the hydraulic system.

The development was briefly outlined from the Variomatic with 20 kW (75 Mn at 2400 rpm) with a service life of 50,000 km or less to the application in the Nissan Murano of 188 kW (334 Nm at 4400 rpm) with a service life of + 300,000 km.

The Key Performance Indicators for the CVT are currently:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • CO2 emissions
  • Cost
  • NVH

After the general presentation we received an extensive explanation about the technique of the CVT and we visited the test stands. Met has self-developed test arrangements in which a push belt can be changed in a simple manner. After an extensive tour of the production, a little follow-up was made and concluded with a cup of coffee.

Our thanks go to Ard, Frans and Lucas, the presenters and guides and in particular to Jan van Wijk who was our host and who organized the visit at Bosch.

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