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Klüber Lubrication becomes “Preferred Supplier“ of the Bosch Group

August 01. 2010

Klüber Lubrication becomes “Preferred Supplier“ of the Bosch Group

Robert Bosch GmbH honours Klüber’s excellent performance in the field of lubricating greases

Munich, August 2010 – Robert Bosch GmbH recently awarded Klüber Lubrication with the “Preferred Supplier” status in the lubricating greases material group. The Preferred Supplier Program is part of Bosch’s supplier management, which is used for continuous supplier assessment. Bosch determines set criteria for selecting preferred suppliers of each material group.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, acting in the fields of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology. Bosch uses speciality lubricants made by Klüber Lubrication e.g. for automotive or wind energy components, thermotechnology and pneumatics, in power tools and many other products. “Having a capable global supplier base is very important for Bosch”, explains Philipp Storch, Corporate Sector Purchasing and Logistics Indirect Material and Services, Robert Bosch GmbH. “To meet future challenges in a competitive environment and to sustain Bosch’s innovative power, we will have to focus our activities on cooperation with suppliers we believe to be above-average in terms of competence and performance.”

“We are very pleased to have achieved preferred supplier status at Robert Bosch GmbH”, says Claus Langgartner, Speaker of the Board at Klüber Lubrication München. “We regard this as a testament to our outstanding partnership and as a motivation to do even more for Bosch in terms of high-performing, innovative speciality lubricants, customeroriented consulting and comprehensive services.”

The preferred supplier certificate for indirect materials, the category under which lubricants are grouped, was awarded for the first time this year. Supplier assessment is based, among other criteria, on certifications, quality-assurance guidelines, communication, consulting services, logistics and innovation.

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Intensifying their cooperation: Bosch awards Klüber Lubrication with the “Preferred Supplier” status. From left: Volker Rieger, Bosch, Hans-Josef Dohmen, Michael Ott, both Klüber Lubrication, Philipp Storch, Bosch

The Bosch Group at a Glance

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, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 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. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development and applies for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication München based in Munich is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants. Klüber Lubrication offers competent tribological solutions by supplying tailor-made speciality lubricants directly to customers in almost all branches of industry and markets. Klüber Lubrication supplies more than 2,000 speciality lubricants, most of them developed and manufactured for specific customer requirements. With its thorough consulting and far-reaching services, the company has acquired an excellent reputation as a partner to trade and industry. More than 80 years of experience, industry-specific know-how, all common certificates and a test bay that is fairly unique in the industry all help to safeguard optimized solutions. Klüber Lubrication München belongs to Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, also based in Munich, a subgroup of the Freudenberg Group of Weinheim.