Further commitment to the bike industry
Bosch eBike Systems opens new Asia Pacific headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan
- Inauguration of Bosch eBike Systems Asia Pacific Headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan
- Set up of a technical training center to reinforce direct support
- Continuing to expand its footprint in Asia Pacific
Reutlingen/Taichung - June 16, 2020 – Today, Bosch eBike System celebrates the inauguration of its new Asia Pacific headquarters office in Taichung, Taiwan, continuing its global expansion and success in the past decade. The manufacturer of eBike drive systems in the premium segment has already been present with their own subsidiary and office in the Asia Pacific region since 2014. Bosch eBike Systems is aiming to strengthen its presence in the Taiwan bicycle industry and push the boundaries for the future of mobility growth in the bicycle sector. A technical training center is also established in the headquarters, intensifying just-in-time support and professional trainings to their industry partners. Meanwhile, Bosch eBike Systems continues to increase its footprint in Asia Pacific after successful market entries in Australia, Japan and New Zealand within the last six years.
Better access to the bicycle industry with further commitment
Taking into account the growing demand of pedelecs worldwide and the leadership of Taiwan in the bicycle industry, Bosch established its eBike Systems Asia Pacific headquarters in Taichung this April.
“Our goal is to continue to set the pace in the field of bicycle mobility and to promote further development”, said Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems. “It is important for us to be where our partners in the bicycle industry are”, Claus Fleischer continued. “Taichung is among one of the world’s most important bicycle industry clusters, it is vital for us to have a base here in strengthening the connections and reinforcing our support.”
Technical training center
To satisfy the specific requests from the OEMs, assemblers and frame manufacturers in Asia, Bosch eBike Systems is also setting up a technical training center in the new headquarters. “We are committed to supporting the growth of the industry”, said David Howard, Vice President and General Manager of Bosch eBike Systems Asia Pacific. “Given that a vast number of eBikes are manufactured and assembled in Taiwan, Vietnam, and China, we will intensify our support and training to our globally active partners. Our team is comprised of both bike industry professionals, as well as Bosch eBike experts, and we are confident to fulfill the global market requirements”, David Howard said. The new Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Taichung City, Nantun District and supports the central business functions including sales, marketing, product management, business development, quality management, technical support and service.
Expansion of the footprint in Asia Pacific
Bosch eBike Systems has been active in the Asia Pacific regions since 2014. With successful market entries in Australia, Japan and New Zealand, more than 30 well-known bicycle brands have put their trust in "epowered by Bosch" products in Asia Pacific. The company also sees more potential and is planning to expand its presence in the region by bringing innovative solutions that enrich the personal eBike experience
Left to right:
Mr. Yi-An Li, Deputy Director General of Economic Development Bureau, Taichung City Government
Mr. Emile M.B. Chang, Director General of Department of Investment Service, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Mr. David Howard, Vice President and General Manager, Bosch eBike Systems Asia Pacific
Mr. Jan Hollmann, Managing Director, Bosch Taiwan
Dr. Thomas Prinz, Representative of the Federal Public of Germany
David Howard, 博世電動自行車系統亞太區副總裁暨總經理
顏恆文(Jan Hollman), 台灣博世執行董事