23 Feb 2024

100 years of reliability with Bosch: Starters and alternators

High-quality and reliable solutions in the event of repairs

What do workshops need in case of vehicle repairs?

The right product for the customer’s vehicle – high quality – reliable – precise fit – and readily available. Workshops will find all of this in the Bosch program for starters and alternators.


The right products from a single source

The new Bosch all-makes program contains both new and exchange products to repair applications from different vehicle manufacturers. The aftermarket program is continuously being expanded and adapted to market requirements.


Quality without compromise …

The starters and alternators and their manufacturing processes are subject to strict and consistent quality management worldwide which ensures compliance with the high Bosch requirements and quality standards. This ensures the consistently high quality of the products, regardless of the country of manufacture.


… for over 100 years

When selecting the program, Bosch draws on more than 100 years of experience in the development and production of starters and alternators as well as more than 50 years of experience in the remanufacturing of vehicle parts. Therefore Bosch knows exactly what matters.

Reliable thanks to original equipment know-how

Adapted to the respective vehicle application, experienced Bosch engineers with in-depth product knowledge from original equipment define the required product specifications in the aftermarket and monitor their compliance. That means the functionality is tested and ensured.


Precision for easy installation

By precisely specifying the interfaces and connections, based on the OE parts to be replaced, the accuracy of the product fit is ensured – even with possible slight visual differences.


Quick to identify, quick to arrive

The starters and alternators are listed in the Bosch Diagnostic software ESI[tronic] Evolution, and electronic parts catalogues MAM Autocat and TecDoc. They can easily be selected and ordered from wholesalers.


How does Bosch ensure the quality of starters and alternators?

Quality assurance based on strict testing procedures.

Consistent quality management with strict product approval processes and quality assurance measures ensures high quality products, precisely fitting and with the same functionality as the corresponding original equipment units. Product release is defined and monitored by Bosch‘s internal engineering department for starters and alternators.


Quality assurance according to certified standards

  • Productions of starters and alternators are almost all certified according to the OE standard IATF 16949
  • Bosch remanufacturing plants for starters and alternators are certified according to the OE standard IATF 16949
  • Execution of regular audits according to automotive audit standard VDA 6.3 from the original equipment sector to ensure that these standards are met.
  • Assurance of product quality through annual analysis of the released products using the same testing methods that are in place when we release, derived from the OE standard IATF