Bosch Rexroth Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese Pneumatics

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					                                                                                          July 2008
Press Release                                                                             www.boschrexroth-us.com


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Bosch Rexroth Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese
Pneumatics Company Easun


(Lohr, Germany / Cixi, China - www.boschrexroth-us.com) Bosch Rexroth is set to

acquire a majority stake in Zhejiang Easun Pneumatic Technology Co. Ltd. (Easun),

based in Cixi, China. Easun, one of the leading pneumatics companies in China,

develops, produces and sells pneumatic cylinders, valves, maintenance units and

accessories for the local market, and employs around 900 people.



"With this acquisition, we are strengthening our position in the growing Chinese

pneumatics market and offering an extended pneumatics range that is specially

tailored to the requirements of Chinese customers," explains Dr. Albert Hieronimus,

Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG. "The move is a

continuation of our ongoing strategy of regionalization," adds Hieronimus.



The purchase agreement was signed on June 30, 2008 in Cixi. Both parties have
                                                                                       Bosch Rexroth Corporation
agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition is subject to approval by   Negin Neghabat
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the authorities. Bosch Rexroth has been represented by its own companies in China      Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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since the 1970s, offering its customers the complete range of drive and control
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products and manufacturing at three locations. In 2007, Bosch Rexroth generated        Godfrey Public Relations
                                                                                       Todd Walter
sales of around 350 million euro in China with a workforce of more than 2,000          40 North Christian Street
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                                                                                       Telephone (717) 393-3831 ext. 133
                                                                                       Fax (717) 393-1403
Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Negin Neghabat, Corporate Communications
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5150 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, www.boschrexroth -us.com
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associates. In 2007, the Bosch Group as a whole achieved consolidated sales of

around 1.8 billion euro in China and employed more than 17,000 associates.


Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of
approximately $7.4 billion (5.4 billion Euros) in 2007 with nearly 33,000
employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive
and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to
electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide
utilize Rexroth’s unique technological know-how to implement their
innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global
player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of
components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile
applications. Visit www.boschrexroth-us.com for more information.


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                                                                                  Bosch Rexroth Corporation
                                                                                  Negin Neghabat
                                                                                  5150 Prairie Stone Parkway
                                                                                  Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
                                                                                  Telephone (847) 645-3728
                                                                                  Fax (847) 645-3728
                                                                                  negin.neghabat@boschrexroth-us.com


                                                                                  Godfrey Public Relations
                                                                                  Todd Walter
                                                                                  40 North Christian Street
                                                                                  Lancaster, PA 17602
                                                                                  Telephone (717) 393-3831 ext. 133
                                                                                  Fax (717) 393-1403
Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Negin Neghabat, Corporate Communications
                                                                                  twalter@godfrey.com
5150 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, www.boschrexroth -us.com

				
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