The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. in China, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products. The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts - from new and exchange parts to repair solutions - for passeger cars and commercial vehicles.
The AA product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. In its "Automotive Service Solutions" operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services to the repair-shop of the most common brand of cars in China. These equipment and tools are very expensive and might be stocked properly further than checking their lifetime.
Bosch AA idea was to sell to the repair-shop the VLM with the tools inside, all branded as Bosh product. In this way, they can control the lifetime of their tools and the quality of the storage, but, more important, how many times they use a certain tool in order to charge the proper amount to the customer (repair - shop) accordingly. The Bosch Tool Management SW is connected to our Modula WMS, which has been customized with Bosch Logo, as well as Modula OS SW in the Copilot.