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Robert Bosch GmbH
Packaging Technology, Stuttgarter Straße 130
Waiblingen, D-71332
Germany



Press release date: January 9, 2013

Packaging Technology: Merger in Japan completed

Renaming of subsidiaries

· Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd merges in Japan with Bosch Packaging Technology K.K.
· Change of company names in Germany, China and North America
· Reinforcing position of Packaging Technology in Japanese market

Stuttgart/Tokyo - As of January 1, 2013, the Eisai Machinery companies in Germany, China and North America were renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology. At the same time, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan and its Japanese subsidiary Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd. completed their merger into Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. With this move, Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of processing and packaging technology, has completed the next step in the integration process of its subsidiary Eisai Machinery into the worldwide Bosch network. Inspection technology is used in the area of liquid pharmaceuticals, for instance with ampoules, pre-filled syringes or vials, as well as in the production of solid pharmaceuticals such as tablets. The name Eisai Machinery remains unchanged for the present as product brand of Bosch Packaging Technology.

Merger further strengthens position in Japanese market
As a result of the incorporation, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. now runs offices in Tokyo and Osaka and production sites in Funabashi and Honjo. The merger further strengthens Bosch's position in the Japanese market. "By bundling our competencies, uniting our employees and consolidating our portfolios, we make use of the existing synergies. We are certain that both our customers and Bosch will greatly benefit from the integration," Joachim Baczewski, president of Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan, explained.

Long before the acquisition of Eisai Machinery by Bosch in April 2012, both companies maintained successful business relationships and completed many joint projects. Newly merged Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. benefits from those experiences and long established customer relations. "We will synchronize the advantages we have on both sides to develop even better solutions for our customers," said Kenji Hanawa, former President of Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd., who has taken on the position as Vice President Inspection Technology. Bosch aims at becoming the number one partner for processing, packaging and inspection technology, as well as retail and after-market service in Japan. The merger is an important step in this direction.

Eisai Machinery companies become Bosch Inspection Technology
In parallel with the merger in Japan, Eisai Machinery sites in Germany, China and North America have been renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology. "The renaming underlines our strategy of offering highest inspection technology competence from one source," Baczewski explained. Customers from both Bosch and Eisai Machinery will continue to receive the accustomed machinery range and product quality.

Bosch Packaging Technology offers a comprehensive inspection technology portfolio, ranging from manual to semi-automated and fully automated solutions for particle and cosmetic inspection of vials, ampoules, syringes and tablets, leak detection as well as x-ray technology for capsule inspection. All companies are thus integrated into the worldwide network of Bosch, supplying their regional markets and offering customers best service on-site. The wide range of products and the global network both fit perfectly with the strategy of diversification and internationalization of the Bosch division.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Dirk Haushalter, phone: +49 711 811-58503

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 4,700 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.co

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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 around 4.2 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 4,100 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to improve quality of life through solutions that are innovative and beneficial, as well as fascinating. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life."

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com

Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 10 60 50
D-70049 Stuttgart
E-mail:dirk.haushalter@bosch.com
Phone:+49 711 811-58503
Fax:+49 711 811-58509
Corporate Communications,
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Uta-Micaela Dürig
www.bosch-press.com
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