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Bosch North America                                                                                                                               Introduction

                            At Bosch, our motto, “Invented for life,”          Introduction
                            reflects our company’s mission: to develop         Bosch in North America is a part of the Bosch Group, a leading global
                            high-quality technologies that make our            manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer
                            customers’ lives – in the automobile, at           goods and building technology. In fiscal 2005, 251,000 associates
                            home, and in the workplace – more                  generated sales of $52.3 billion (42 billion euros) for Bosch globally.
                            efficient, safer, and more comfortable.            Established in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop
                                                                               for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering,” the Bosch Group
Peter J. Marks assumed      This booklet, Bosch in North America,              today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network
the position of Chairman,   highlights the recent innovations and activities   of some 280 subsidiaries and more than 12,000 service centers in
President and CEO,          in each of our product segments. From the          over 140 countries. The special ownership structure of the Bosch
Robert Bosch
                            latest advances in automotive safety, such         Group guarantees its financial independence and entrepreneurial
Corporation on
January 1, 2006.            as our adaptive cruise control system, to          freedom. It makes it possible for the company to undertake significant
He succeeds Kurt            efficient home appliances, we continue             up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future, as well as to
Liedtke, who retired        our commitment to reliability and quality –        do justice to its social responsibility in a manner reflective of the
from the Bosch Board        the foundation of our company’s success.           spirit and will of its founder. The entrepreneurial ownership functions
of Management.
                                                                               are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.
                            The year 2006 marks the centennial of
                            Bosch in the United States. Join us as we          Bosch in the U.S. has over 80 primary locations. In 2005, Bosch’s
                            celebrate our past, build our present and          U.S. sales reached $7 billion with approximately 17,000 associates.
                            look forward to the future. And, on behalf         Canada sales for Bosch were $798 million (USD). Operating with
                            of all our associates in the United States,        11 locations, Bosch Canada employs nearly 600 associates. Seven
                            Mexico, and Canada, thank you. We appreciate       Bosch locations in Mexico employ over 5,300 associates. Overall
                            your interest in Bosch in North America.           sales in Mexico reached $519 million in 2005.
                            I hope you enjoy this overview of our unique
                            company and its products and services.             As the world’s largest automotive supplier, the Bosch Automotive
                                                                               Technology sector develops, manufactures, and supplies precision
                            Peter J. Marks                                     components and systems, including body electronics, chassis,
                            Chairman, President and CEO                        powertrain, and car multimedia, for original equipment use by every
                            Robert Bosch Corporation                           major vehicle manufacturer and within the aftermarket segment.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                   Introduction/U.S. Centennial

                                                                                                                            Bosch has been an industry
     Bosch’s Industrial Technology products range from industrial                                                           leader since 1886, when the
                                                                                                                            company was founded in
     hydraulics and electric drives to packaging equipment used in the
                                                                                                                            Stuttgart, Germany. Robert
     pharmaceutical, food, and confectionery industries.
                                                                                                                            Bosch expanded the reach
                                                                                                                            of the company in 1906 by
     Within our Consumer Goods and Building Technology sector,                                                              establishing the company’s
     high-quality products, such as appliances and water heaters, are                                                       first U.S. sales office, located
                                                                                                                            at 1947 Broadway in New York
     found in households throughout North America. A leader in innovation
                                                                                                                            City. Bosch has approximately 80
     and design, the power tools and accessories division is proud to
                                                                                                                            main locations in the U.S. today.
     bring Bosch®, Dremel®, Gilmour®, RotoZip®, Skil®, and Vermont
     American® brands to the marketplace. As a single solution for
     intrusion and fire protection, Bosch’s home and business security
     systems continue to gain recognition in North America.
                                                                            On September 6, 1906, investing a capital stock of $25,000, three
     Bosch North America Key Figures                                        incorporators signed a certificate to form a corporation to “buy, sell,
                                                                            deal in and manufacture machinery, supplies, engineering and apparatus
                                         2005                 2004
                                                                            required for constructing engines, motors, motor vehicles, and machines

     Sales*                        $   8.4 billion     $   7.8 billion      powered by gasoline or other forms of power.” The company was named

     Automotive Technology         $   5.5 billion     $   5.2 billion      Robert Bosch, New York, Incorporated, and under the directorship of

     Industrial Technology         $   1.2 billion     $   1.0 billion      global company founder Robert Bosch, Otto Heins and Carl Schurz,

     Consumer Goods &              $   1.7 billion     $   1.6 billion      Bosch’s activities in the U.S. were “born.”

        Building Technology
                                                                            In September 2006, nearly 17,000 Bosch associates in the U.S. will

     Associates*                          22,700                            celebrate the company’s U.S. centennial. For 100 years, Bosch associates

     Automotive Technology                14,000                            have successfully responded to the ever-changing needs of the U.S.

     Industrial Technology                  3,100                           marketplace, providing outstanding products and services for Bosch’s

     Consumer Goods &                       5,500                           customers. The hard work and dedication of our associates have made

        Building Technology                                                 Bosch’s success possible and remain the bedrock of future success.

     * Approximate

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Bosch North America                                                                                                                                   Milestones

                                                                                                                                    Bosch associates have always
                                                                                                                                    served as the backbone of
     Bosch in the United States
                                                                                                                                    the company’s activities.
                                                                                                                                    Pictured here is the staff of
     The First 100 Years
                                                                                                                                    the Bosch Magneto Company
                                                                                                                                    in New York City in 1913.
     1906 – Robert Bosch New York, Inc., (later named Bosch
     Magneto Co.), established.

     1910 – Bosch has established sales offices in Chicago (1908),
     San Francisco (1909), and Detroit (1910).

     1912 – Bosch completes construction of first North American purpose-
     built manufacturing facility in Springfield, Mass., to manufacture magnetos.

     1914 – Bosch Magneto Co. acquires Rushmore Dynamo Works in
                                                                                    1974 – Robert Bosch Packaging Corp. founded in Piscataway, N.J.
     Plainfield, N.J., boosting production capacity.
                                                                                    1980 – Robert Bosch Tool Corp. established in New Bern, N.C.
     1917-1918 – U.S. Government expropriates assets of Bosch
     Magneto Co.; Company renamed American Bosch Magneto Corp.                      1983 – Bosch Automotive Research and Development Center opens in
     (Bosch trademark rights re-established in 1983.)                               Farmington Hills, Mich.

     1921 – Robert Bosch Magneto Co., Inc., set up in New York City.                1991 – Bosch-Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH establishes U.S. presence,
                                                                                    begins dishwasher exports to U.S.
     1931 – Robert Bosch Magneto Co., Inc., and American Bosch
     Magneto Corp. merge to form the United American Bosch Corp.                    1996 – Bosch’s Automation Technology business unit established (now
     (later renamed American Bosch Corp.).                                          Bosch Rexroth).

     1941-1942 – U.S. Government expropriates American Bosch                        1999 – Bosch establishes its Research and Technology Center North
     Corp., and its assets.                                                         America, with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and Pittsburgh, Pa.

     1953 – Robert Bosch Corp. founded in New York City, N.Y.                       2001 – Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth join forces to form
                                                                                    Bosch Rexroth Corp.
     1967 – Robert Bosch Corp. moves headquarters to Broadview, Ill.
                                                                                    2003 – Robert Bosch Corp. acquires RotoZip.
     1972 – Bosch four-person sales office opens in Southfield, Mich.
                                                                                    2005 – Bosch acquired Vermont-based Controlled
     1973-1974 – Robert Bosch Corp. builds manufacturing factory in
                                                                                    Energy Corporation.
     Charleston, S.C.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                                      Milestones

     Bosch Global and U.S.                                                1973 – First Bosch aseptic thermoforming machine for
                                                                          packaging liquid foods introduced.
     Product Milestones
                                                                          1976 – Bosch develops world’s first swivel-arm industrial robot;
     1887 – First Bosch low-voltage magneto for stationary internal       debuts in the U.S. in 1986.
     combustion engine.
                                                                          1978 – Bosch launches first series-produced antilock braking
     1902 – First spark plugs and high-voltage magneto ignition system.   system (ABS); debuts in the U.S. in 1985.

     1907 – Bosch begins mass production of magnetos in the U.S.          1985 – Bosch Platinum spark plug introduced in the U.S. market.

     1913 – First complete automotive electrical system comprising        1989 – TravelPilot navigation system launched.
     a magneto ignition with spark plugs, generator, lighting system
     and regulator.                                                       1995 – Bosch Electronic Stability Program (ESP) debuts;
                                                                          introduced in the U.S. in 1999.
     1928 – First Bosch mass-produced power tool.
                                                                          1997 – Bosch introduces diesel common rail direct injection in
     1933 – First Bosch mass-produced refrigerator.                       Europe; debuts in the U.S. in 2001.

     1930s – First Bosch U.S. mass-produced diesel injection systems      2000 – Bosch adaptive cruise control (ACC) system debuts in
     for commercial use and utility vehicles.                             Europe; debuts in the U.S. in 2002.

     1951 – Bosch starts production of gasoline injection pumps for       2000 – Bosch Logixx dishwasher introduced in Europe; debuts in
     vehicle engines.                                                     the U.S. in 2005.

     1953 – Bosch begins production of hydraulic equipment; debuts        2003 – Bosch introduces first-ever power tool in North America to
     in the U.S. in 1974.                                                 use a Lithium-ion battery.

     1955 – Bosch introduces first diesel pump in the U.S.                2004 – Bosch Security Systems launches Blue Line Intrusion Detectors.

     1964 – Bosch dishwasher is launched; debuts in the U.S. in 1991.     2005 – Bosch Power Tool Corp. launches the Dremel 300 Series
                                                                          rotary tool.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                        Automotive Technology

                                                                                                                          The Bosch Park Pilot system,
                                                                                                                          using highly developed
                            Automotive Technology
                                                                                                                          sensors, assists the driver in
Key Figures 2005            Automotive Technology is Bosch’s largest
                                                                                                                          parking and maneuvering and
    $5.5 billion in sales   business sector in North America, with                                                        can help prevent costly
    14,000 associates
                            sales of approximately $5.5 billion in                                                        collision repair bills.
    Over 30 locations
                            2005 and more than 14,000 associates

Automotive Technology       working at over 30 facilities. Bosch is one
Product Areas               of the leading automotive suppliers in
    Original Equipment      North America. Since the opening of its
    Automotive              first sales office in New York City in 1906,
                            Bosch has transformed automotive
    Car Multimedia
                            technology with industry-leading
Key Original Equipment      innovations, such as diesel common rail        Innovative, market-first Bosch products include antilock brakes (ABS),
Product Areas               systems, electronic stability control (ESC)    traction and electronic stability control (ESC) systems, gasoline and
    Chassis Systems         and Park Pilot parking systems.                diesel fuel-injection systems, and electrical and electronic systems
    Body Electrical and                                                    and components.
    Electronics Systems
                            In 1955, Bosch opened its first
    Powertrain (Gasoline
    and Diesel) Systems     automotive technology office in Mexico         In 2005, Ford Motor Company introduced its plan to restructure its

                            and celebrated 50 years in 2005. Bosch’s       supplier system and reduce by half the number of suppliers it works

                            first automotive technology office in          with for key parts and components. Bosch was chosen as one of Ford’s

                            Canada opened in 1979.                         preferred suppliers. The Aligned Business Framework is an innovative
                                                                           bilateral agreement between Ford and its suppliers. It is designed to

                            Original Equipment                             create a stronger, sustainable business model for all companies involved.

                            Bosch automotive systems and
                            components are designed to increase            Bosch’s automotive systems are developed and engineered at technical

                            passenger safety, improve fuel economy,        centers throughout the U.S., including Farmington Hills, Mich.; South

                            reduce vehicle emissions, and provide          Bend, Ind.; and Waltham, Mass. Bosch test-track facilities are located in

                            driver comfort and convenience.                New Carlisle, Ind.; Flat Rock, Mich.; and Baudette, Minn.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                            Automotive Technology

                                                                                                                              The Integrated Air Fuel
                           In 2005, Bosch continued to be a major                                                             Modules (IAFM) provided by
                                                                                                                              Bosch allow for streamlined
                           chassis systems supplier for all North
                                                                                                                              assembly at the customers’
                           American vehicle manufacturers. To
                                                                                                                              engine plant. The modules
                           help the consumer better understand                                                                arrive pre-tested and require
                           the safety benefits associated with ESC,                                                           only six bolts to be fastened
                           Bosch implemented “ESCential,” a special                                                           to the engine and only one
                                                                                                                              electrical connection.
                           training program where dealership
Bosch’s ESC system         personnel can experience the ESC
helps reduce accidents     technology first-hand by driving vehicles
by contributing to the     through simulated emergency maneuvers.
stability of the vehicle
                           The program proved so successful that
and providing better
handling.                  manufacturers have integrated “ESCential”          The Powertrain Division continues to develop gasoline direct-injection
                           into their regular dealership training programs.   systems for various North American vehicle manufacturers. Bosch
                                                                              obtained new business for six-speed automatic transmission control
                           The Body Electrical and Electronics                modules, fuel pump modules, electronic throttle controls, fuel injectors
                           Division secured North American                    and Integrated Air Fuel Modules (IAFM). Bosch’s small engine business
                           business contracts for its new “iBolt”             has expanded to support the growing market. Bosch parts can be found
                           system for tailored airbag deployment.             not only on lawn mowers and generators, but also motorcycles,
                           The division continues to make progress            snowmobiles, and personal watercraft.
                           in the door electronics sector through
                           the successful development of innovative           In support of its growing automotive business in North America, Bosch
                           electronics for new original equipment             has begun construction of a new technical center located in Plymouth
                           manufacturer (OEM) applications, while             Township, Mich., just minutes south of Bosch’s automotive headquarters
                           increasing its window-lift motor market            in Farmington Hills. When completed, the technical center is slated to
                           share. In 2005, Bosch launched its new             be occupied by the Body Electrical and Electronics Division. The new
                           generation Park Pilot system for the first         facility will sit on approximately 76 acres and will initially provide
                           time in North America. The system was              office and lab facilities for nearly 475 Bosch associates.
                           launched on four new platforms.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                     Automotive Technology

                         Automotive Aftermarket                       The year 2005 also marked the introduction of the Professional
                         The Automotive Aftermarket Division          Preferred Alternators/Starters program, applying OE engineering
                         carries the Bosch brand and quality          expertise to remanufactured and new aftermarket units that
                         message from the production line to the      perform as well as or better than the originals. The Bosch Electric
                         checkout line. Bosch Aftermarket             Gasoline Fuel Pump program saw continued growth in 2005, and the
                         supplies a wide variety of service parts     Premium Oil Filter program was expanded to offer full-line coverage.
                         for gasoline and diesel vehicles. Products
Bosch ICONTM - OE        are distributed through a network of         The Automotive Aftermarket Division received the 2005 Lincoln
bracketless technology   independent warehouses, program              Silver Award for Progress Toward Excellence. The award recognizes
for the aftermarket                                                   the company’s organizational strength and performance based on
                         distribution groups, retail stores and
                         specialty outlets, as well as the original   leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information
Key Aftermarket          equipment sales (OES) channel.               and analysis, human resources, and process management.
 Spark plugs                                                          In March 2006, the Bosch Group and MANN+Hummel entered into
                         Product highlights in 2005 included the
 Wiper blades
                         launch of Bosch ICON   TM
                                                     wiper blades.    an agreement to acquire the Purolator filter business of ArvinMeritor,
 Oxygen sensors
                         Bosch ICON brings the latest in OE           Inc. As a result, a joint venture company, Purolator Filters NA, LLC,
 Oil and cabin filters
 Alternators             bracketless wiper blade technology to the    was created in which Bosch and MANN+Hummel hold an equal
 and starters            aftermarket. ICON’s award-winning design,    share. The joint venture includes the Purolator operations that
 Glow plugs                                                           manufacture and distribute oil, air, fuel and cabin air filters.
                         featuring fx dual rubber technology and
 Brake pads/rotors
                         dual precision-tensioned steel springs,
 Fuel pumps
                         delivers ultimate windshield-hugging,        Blaupunkt, another aftermarket segment, produces more than five

Blaupunkt                all-weather performance. The fx dual         million car radios and 50,000 navigation systems worldwide per
 Speakers                rubber compound in the ICON blade            year. Combining cutting-edge innovation with great design, Blaupunkt
 Receivers               provides higher resistance to ozone and      delivers high quality receivers, amplifiers, speakers, in-car video
 and changers
                         better heat-aging properties than Bosch’s    and navigation systems. Blaupunkt successfully implemented a new
                         previous rubber compound.                    distribution initiative that improves efficiency and product availability
 Video                                                                for consumers and retailers. Successful product introductions in
                                                                      2005 included high-power Velocity speakers and amplifiers.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                     Industrial Technology

                                                                                                                    Rexroth Tightening Systems
                                                                                                                    incorporate innovative patented
                          Industrial Technology
                                                                                                                    technologies like maintenance
Key Figures 2005          Bosch’s North American Industrial
                                                                                                                    free components, digital data
  $1.2 billion in sales   Technology sector reported sales of                                                       transmission, modular
  3,100 associates        approximately $1.2 billion in 2005. With                                                  construction, and an
  Nearly 20 locations                                                                                               unmatched one million
                          more than 3,100 associates in nearly 20
                                                                                                                    cycle warranty.
Industrial Technology     locations, Bosch makes a strong impact
Product Areas             in this sector with its automation and
  Automation              packaging technology.
  Production Tools
                          Automation Technology
                          Bosch Rexroth develops leading drive
                          and control technologies – both            Bosch Rexroth is positioned to be a key player in the medical and
Automation Technology     specialized and integrated – all from a    semiconductor manufacturing industries, which are projected to grow
  Hydraulics              single source. The Rexroth brand is the    10 percent or more per year. Bosch Rexroth is also at the forefront in the
  Electric Drives                                                    development of new energy-source technologies, including windmills
                          worldwide benchmark when it comes to
  and Controls
                          drives, controls, and motion.              that utilize hydraulic technologies and electric controls used in
  Linear Motion
                                                                     laser machines.
  and Assembly
  Pneumatics              Leading Rexroth products in 2005
                          included axial piston pumps for the        After the successful completion of a two-year pilot project, Bosch

                          hydraulic industry; VarioFlow Chain        Rexroth Canada was chosen to complete the modernization of the

                          conveyor systems; IndraMotion MTX,         remaining locks of St. Lawrence Seaway’s Welland Canal. The project is

                          a one-control platform for all CNC and     expected to be completed over the next five years.

                          general-motion control requirements
                          in the machine tool industry; and the      In October 2005, Bosch Rexroth acquired Nyquist Industrial Control.

                          Tightening System 300 for the              Nyquist designs and markets advanced electronic control systems for

                          automotive industry.                       semiconductor manufacturing equipment, robotics machines, and
                                                                     factory automation.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                            Industrial Technology

                                                                                                                           The Doboy PouchBossTM is
     Production Tools                                                                                                      the newest addition to
                                                                                                                           Doboy’s line of automatic
     Bosch Production Tools began in Europe over 70 years ago. Now a
                                                                                                                           baggers. It is designed to
     global supplier of tools for production line assembly, service, and                                                   package free-flowing items
     maintenance applications, Bosch Production Tools entered the                                                          such as chicken nuggets,
     North American market in 2002. Based on performance, price, and                                                       drummies and wings, dry pet
     durability, Bosch has set the industry standard for cordless assembly                                                 food, and many lawn and
                                                                                                                           garden products using
     tools in North America. Bosch production tools and assembly
                                                                                                                           pre-made pouches, including
     applications are utilized in the automotive, aircraft, and home
                                                                                                                           those with zippers.
     appliance industries.

     Bosch Production Tools works closely with Bosch Rexroth to bring
     a complete range of assembly tools to the North American market.        Packaging Technology
     Together, Bosch Production Tools and Bosch Rexroth can provide          Specializing in packaging products for the pharmaceutical, food, and
     a complete line of air, cordless and “smart” direct current electric    confectionery industries, the Bosch Packaging Technology Division is
     tools for standard and safety-critical fastening applications. The      a market leader, producing highly efficient and high-quality packaging
     ErgoSpin Smart Tool and new Bluetooth cordless tool are examples        equipment. Bosch is a world leader in confectionery processing
     of how Bosch is improving customers’ assembly processes while           equipment and is well known for its wide range of processing and
     reducing equipment purchase costs and long-term tool ownership.         packaging solutions.

     Launched in 2005, the new BT-E.X.A.C.T. tools use Bluetooth wireless    Bosch Doboy, a business unit of Bosch Packaging Technology, increased
     technology, enabling cordless tools to send data to a network of        its market position as a single source supplier with the continual growth
     assembly plant computers. Bosch is the first manufacturer in the        of its complementary product line. With the full range of Doboy products
     world to develop a cordless assembly tool that can provide accurate     and capabilities, customers can achieve a complete packaging production
     information on the assembly line and stop the line if a screw is        line. In 2005, successful high production volume products included the
     incorrectly installed or omitted. These unique capability tools make    Stratus Horizontal Flow Wrapper, CBS-D Band Sealer, Model 7510
     the assembly process more efficient and change the way products         Carton Former, and the Presto Robot, which focuses on collating
     are manufactured.                                                       products during the pick-and-place process.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                          Industrial Technology

                                                                                                                         The Bosch GKF capsule-filling
                          In a survey conducted by Food Processing                                                       machine fills 3,000 capsules
                                                                                                                         per minute. It is the fastest
                          magazine, readers ranked Doboy as the
                                                                                                                         capsule-filling machine on
                          number one packaging equipment supplier.
                                                                                                                         the market.

                          Bosch Packaging Services, formerly
                          Sigpack Services, currently leads all
                          in-field service work and spare parts
Bosch’s Ritz slug         distribution for Doboy, Swiss-based
loading and wrapping      Sigpack Systems’ North American customers
machinery is one leg      as well as Sapal, Tevopharm, Rotzinger,
of a three-leg assembly
                          Transver and Demaurex product brands.
provided to Kraft
Foods. Bosch also         Bosch Packaging Services offers E-Portal,      In 2006, the Pharmaceutical Division is introducing a complete line
provided a complete       an online spare parts ordering program.        of nested syringe-filling and inspection equipment. The division was
vibratory infeed and                                                     also awarded a large project from a major pharmaceutical company
distribution system.      The Services Division successfully             for a new insulin cartridge line. Global manufacturing capabilities are
                          migrated the Doboy and Tevopharm               extended, as this cartridge line has an identical Bosch twin in Italy.
                          service segments into Bosch Packaging
                          Services and had a strong parts and            The Food Division focuses on vertical/form/fill/seal (v/f/f/s) filling
                          modernization business with four large         equipment. These machines handle free-flowing goods such as coffee,
                          projects from three top customers.             tea, rice, dry pet foods, and cereal. In addition, package maker
                                                                         machines for medium output and belt coaters for the confectionery
                          The Pharmaceutical Division’s primary          industry are manufactured.
                          focus is on the aseptic filling processes,
                          including sterilizing, filling, sealing, and
                          inspection of parenteral drugs, as well
                          as capsule filling, checkweighing, and
                          blister packaging, all with complete
                          end-of-line cartoning systems.

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Bosch North America                                                                                Consumer Goods & Building Technology

                         Consumer Goods &                             Professionals and do-it-yourselfers benefited from numerous 2005

                         Building Technology                          new tool products and innovations. In 2005, Bosch BLUECORE

                         Bosch brings trusted and innovative          NiCad cordless power tool batteries offered extended battery cycle-life

                         products such as home appliances, power      with over 50 percent more charges over the life of the battery. The

                         tools, security systems, and thermotech-     Bosch Bulldog Xtreme One-inch SDS-plus® rotary hammer became

                         nology to residential and commercial         the industry’s fastest and longest lasting hammer in its category. The

                         buildings throughout North America.          one-horsepower Colt Palm Router is the first palm-sized router in
Bosch NiCad batteries    With 2005 sales of $1.7 billion, the         the industry, boasting comfort and expanded productivity.
offer 50% more charges
                         Consumer Goods and Building Technology
                         sector employs nearly 5,500 associates at    In 2005, the Dremel 300 Series rotary tool was launched featuring a
Key Figures 2005         more than 50 locations.                      new design for improved comfort and balance. In 2006, Dremel
 $1.7 billion in sales                                                introduces the Stylus Rotary Tool, Glue Gun, EZ Lock Mandrel
 5,500 associates                                                     system, and the Workstation rotary tool attachment. With products
                         Power Tools
 Over 50 locations
                         Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is             to grind, sharpen, cut, carve, sand, engrave and rout a variety of

                         composed of industry-leading brands,         materials, Dremel brings innovation into workshops everywhere.
Consumer Goods and
Building Technology      including Bosch, Dremel, Gilmour, RotoZip,
Product Areas            Skil, and Vermont American. Bosch            Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 70 years ago,
 Power Tools                                                          Dremel is the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology,
                         designs, manufactures, and sells power
 Security Systems
                         tools, rotary tools, and accessories, as     providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners,
 Home Appliances
                         well as lawn and garden equipment.           craftspeople, and artists alike. Dremel’s leadership in design and
                                                                      manufacturing has made it the top-selling rotary tool in the world.
Power Tool, Lawn and     Renowned for innovation, versatility,
Garden Brands                                                         Gilmour sets the bar for creative gardening solutions with four full lines
                         ease of use, durability, and performance,
                         Bosch tool products are sold through         of innovative lawn and garden products. Focused on the gardener’s
                         distribution channels. These channels        needs, Gilmour makes pruning tools, tank sprayers, garden hoses,
 RotoZip                 include industrial supply houses, tool       and other watering products that are efficient, effective, and easy to use.
 Skil                    specialists, and rental firms, as well as
 Vermont American                                                     RotoZip is the pioneer and market leader in Spiral Saw® tools,
                         retail hardware stores, mass merchants,
                         and home improvement centers.                accessories, and attachments. Founded by a drywall professional,

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Bosch North America                                                                                              Consumer Goods & Building Technology

                                                                                                                                     The award-winning FCP-500
     RotoZip has expanded over the years to provide cutting solutions for                                                            Series smoke detectors
                                                                                                                                     feature a Bosch exclusive
     the wide variety of difficult materials found in residential construction.
                                                                                                                                     design that allows them to
                                                                                                                                     disappear once installed. The
     Skil is the world’s largest manufacturer of circular saws, a product                                                            unique detection technology
     invented by Skil in 1924. Skil continually broadens its Skilsaw product                                                         virtually eliminates false alarms.
     line with a wide range of drills, jigsaws, and sanders for DIY use. Skil
     also brings new products to the market, such as the innovative SKIL
     iXO cordless palm-sized screwdriver, the first Lithium-ion battery
     screwdriver to be launched in North America.

     Security Systems
     Bosch Security Systems is committed to ensuring the greatest                    dealing with products that need to send alarms to a monitoring station.
     security possible through innovative product and system design.                 Bosch has the products and knowledge to help customers transition to
                                                                                     the technology of tomorrow.
     As a full-line supplier of security products, the portfolio of Bosch Security
     Systems features a growing range of intrusion and access systems, motion        Bosch Security Systems was honored with several product awards in
     detectors, and fire alarms. In addition, the company offers analog,             2005, including the Top Product Award from FacilityCare magazine for
     digital and IP video systems, including CCTV, observation, digital recording,   the FCP-500 Series and the Gold Product of the Year Award from
     video switchers and control systems, surveillance cameras and monitors.         Consulting-Specifying Engineer for the VideoJet 1000.

     In 2005, Bosch security products showed significant market growth,              Home Appliances
     and many products earned national recognition. Award-winning                    A joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG, BSH Home
     products include the DinionXF Day/Night Camera, the FCP-500 Series              Appliances is the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. In North
     smoke detectors, and AutoDome surveillance systems.                             America, its products include laundry systems, dishwashers, refrigerators,
                                                                                     ovens, cooktops, ranges, ventilation, small appliances, and vacuums
     There is a growing trend for security professionals to become more              marketed under the Bosch, Siemens, Thermador, and Gaggenau brands.
     information technology (IT) savvy as IT professionals are beginning
     to integrate security products into pre-existing networks. Voice                BSH continues its focus on environmentally friendly appliances that are
     over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is becoming more popular when                     both energy and water efficient for the upscale appliance market.

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Bosch North America                                                                                 Consumer Goods & Building Technology

                                                                                                                        Bosch tankless water
                            Once again, Bosch’s world-class appliances                                                  heaters apply the on-demand
                                                                                                                        principle: When the water tap
                            lead the way in performance, consumer
                                                                                                                        is opened, cold water is
                            convenience, and environmental efficiency.
                                                                                                                        heated as it passes through
                            In 2005, Bosch’s highly efficient NexxtTM                                                   the machine. In other words,
                            Laundry Care System became one of 11                                                        the water heater only
                            winners of Home magazine’s American                                                         operates when hot water
                                                                                                                        is actually needed.
                            Kitchen & Bath Awards, and the energy-
The high-efficiency         conscious IntegraTM Vision dishwasher
Bosch Nexxt   tm
                   washer   received an Honorable Mention in its
combines sensor-            category for the Woman’s Day Kitchen
controlled wash
                            & Bath Awards. Another major-impact
cycles and precise
temperatures to             product was the Benvenuto automatic          Thermotechnology
produce the perfect         coffee machine, which grinds coffee          Within the last year, Bosch acquired Vermont-based Controlled Energy
wash. With its              beans and brews coffee within seconds.       Corporation (CEC), the North American distributor of Bosch water heaters.
                                                                         Later in the year, CEC and Bosch-owned Buderus Hydronic Systems
system, the Nexxttm
                            In a union of style and sustainability,      merged to form BBT North America Corporation. The new entity will
washer digitally
                            premium Bosch home appliances were           continue to lead the market with innovative and value-added products
monitors and maintains
water temperatures for      incorporated into the first show home        designed for comfort and efficiency in the American household, sold
15 different programs.      of the Glidehouse, a new prefabricated       under the Bosch and Buderus brands.
                            “green” housing option that is available
                            to consumers nationwide and in Canada.       As energy costs continue to rise, North American consumers’ interest in
                            The show home, located on Vashon Island      alternative water heaters continues to grow. Bosch, one of the market’s
                            off Seattle, Wash., is open to consumers,    leading distributors of tankless gas water heaters, is redefining how
                            architects and designers interested in       homeowners in the United States and Canada heat water.
                            learning more about the cost-effectiveness
                            of modular housing and energy efficient      Using tankless design, water is heated instantly, and only for as long as
                            resources, including Bosch ranges, dish-     hot water is being used. In 2005, Bosch introduced a new line of tankless
                            washers, laundry, and other appliances.      gas water heaters especially designed for outdoor installation and use in
                                                                         warmer climates, such as the Southeastern and Southwestern United States.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                     Research and Development

                                                                                                                            Engineers for Bosch RTC use
                                                                                                                            virtual reality technology to
                           Research and Development
                                                                                                                            prototype information
                           To sustain its presence as a leading
                                                                                                                            presentation for future
                           technology and services company, the                                                             automotive applications.
                           Bosch Group continues to invest heavily
                           in research and development every year.
                           The company preserves its competitiveness
                           through the development of innovative,
Stanford University        value-added products that enhance the
graduate students
                           quality of life. Bosch saw an increase in
work with Bosch RTC
                           research and development expenditure.
engineers at Stanford
University’s labs on       The share of sales spent on R&D globally
developing                 came to 7.4 percent. In automotive                Ongoing research projects range from human-machine interface topics,
Homogeneous Charge         technology, this share was 9.6 percent.           software engineering methods and wireless networks, to mixed-signal
Compression Ignition                                                         integrated circuit design, micro-mechanical sensor and actuator
(HCCI) engine
                           Patents                                           technologies, and environmentally friendly combustion concepts.
technology. HCCI is
an improved way of         Bosch’s leadership in innovation is illustrated
engine combustion          by the number of patents issued to the            Bosch RTC engineers work in close collaboration with top American
that promises              company. In the United States, Bosch has          universities, including Stanford University, University of California at
improvements in            been issued 5,917 patents and remains             Berkeley, University of Southern California-Viterbi School, Carnegie
efficiency together                                                          Mellon University, as well as top Canadian universities, such as
                           the leader in the automotive field.
with near zero emissions
                                                                             University of Toronto.
of certain smog-
producing pollutants.      Research Technology Center
                           The Bosch Research and Technology                 Bosch RTC works diligently to ensure innovations are leading and

                           Center North America (RTC) has                    beneficial for the local market and customers. Being at the forefront of

                           locations in Palo Alto, Calif. and                innovation, RTC attracts new talent from the nation’s ten top-ranked

                           Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded in 1999, RTC is           graduate engineering schools.

                           part of Bosch’s worldwide research and
                           development network.

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Bosch North America                                     Locations


     Automotive Original
     Equipment (OE)
     Farmington Hills, Mich.

     Automotive Aftermarket
     Broadview, Ill.

     Power Tools
     Mount Prospect, Ill.

     Home Appliances
     Huntington Beach, Calif.

     Packaging Technology
     Brooklyn Park, Minn.

     Production Tools
     Mount Prospect, Ill.

     Bosch Rexroth
     Hoffman Estates, Ill.
                                Automotive Technology
     Security Systems
     Fairport, N.Y.             Industrial Technology

     Thermotechnology           Consumer Goods &

     Londonderry, N.H.          Building Technology

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Bosch North America                                                                                                               Bosch Heritage

                                                                                                                      Carnegie Bosch Institute,
                                                                                                                      Pittsburgh, Pa., at Carnegie
                      Bosch Heritage
                                                                                                                      Mellon University’s Tepper
                      Bosch in North America is part of the
                                                                                                                      School of Business, was
                      Bosch Group, headquartered in Stuttgart,                                                        founded in 1990 through a
                      Germany. The company founder, Robert                                                            major endowment gift by
                      Bosch (1861-1942), gave the company his                                                         Robert Bosch Corporation.

                      name and created many of the values the
                      company follows today. For him, success
Robert Bosch          not only meant economic growth, but
(1861 – 1942)
                      also improvement of living and working
                      conditions. Today, the Robert Bosch Stiftung
                      in Stuttgart, Germany, a non-profit
                      foundation that holds 92 percent of the           Bosch also has a long tradition of developing young talent. The Bosch

                      share capital of the company, carries on          apprentice programs in several of our manufacturing facilities in North

                      the philanthropic and social endeavors            America, for example, provide company-sponsored technical training

                      of the company’s founder. It is part of the       to associates. This allows associates to learn new skills to manufacture

                      company’s tradition that the foundation           high-quality products, as well as the opportunity to advance their

                      uses the dividends it receives exclusively        careers at the company.

                      for socially beneficial purposes.
                                                                        Carnegie Bosch Institute
                      Continuing the Tradition in                       In addition to research collaborations with Carnegie Mellon University,

                      North America                                     the Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International

                      Bosch continues this heritage in North            Management represents a unique alliance between Bosch and the

                      America by giving back to the communities         University’s Tepper School of Business. Founded in 1990 through a

                      it serves with active involvement in charitable   major gift by Robert Bosch Corporation, CBI’s mission is to improve

                      giving and community service. Bosch               international management by enhancing the knowledge and performance

                      takes pride in its associate volunteerism.        of managers and executives in global operations and by stimulating

                      In 2005, Bosch and its associates pledged         relevant academic research. Carnegie Bosch Institute stages international

                      more than $560,000 to support hurricane           conferences, workshops, and executive forums annually.

                      relief efforts in the Gulf States region.

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Bosch North America                                                                                                                       Bosch Values

                                                                                                                            Values stand for what is
                                                                                                                            important for people. They
     The Bosch Values
                                                                                                                            stand for what they value.
                                                                                                                            And not only people have
     Future and Result Focus                                                                                                values, but also companies.
     In order to ensure dynamic development of our company and to                                                           Values are especially
     guarantee long-term corporate success, we participate in shaping                                                       important whenever people
                                                                                                                            or companies are undergoing
     the changes in markets and technologies. By doing so, we provide
                                                                                                                            a process of change.
     our customers with innovative solutions and our associates with
     attractive jobs. We are results focused in order to secure growth and
     financial independence. With the dividends generated, the Robert
     Bosch Foundation supports charitable activities.

     Responsibility                                                          Fairness
     We accept that our actions must accord with the interests of society.   We view mutual fairness as a condition of our corporate success when
     Above all else, we place our products and services in the interests     dealing with each other and with our business partners.
     of the safety of people, the economic use of resources, and
     environmental sustainability.                                           Reliability, Credibility, and Legality
                                                                             We promise only what we can deliver, accept agreements as binding,
     Initiative and Determination                                            and respect and observe the law in all our business transactions.
     We act on our own initiative, with an entrepreneurial but
     accountable spirit, and demonstrate determination in                    Cultural Diversity
     pursuing our goals.                                                     We are aware of our company’s regional and cultural origins and at the
                                                                             same time regard diversity as an asset, as well as a precondition of our
     Openness and Trust                                                      global success.
     We inform our associates, business partners, and investors in a
     timely and open fashion of important developments within our
     company. This is the best basis for a trustful relationship.

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Robert Bosch Corporation
38000 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
Attention: RBNA/COM

May 2006

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