Denso And Robert Bosch In DPF JV

Posted on October 26, 2006

Denso Corp. and Robert Bosch GmbH have agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture in Eastern Europe to develop and manufacture diesel particulate filters (DPFs). The joint venture is planned for establishment in early 2007, barring approval by antitrust authorities, and will utilize the two companies' diesel system technologies to develop and market cordierite DPFs. The joint-venture comes as a result of the Euro 5 emission standard for cars, which Denso and Bosch said they expect DPFs to become standard equipment on all new diesel-powered cars in Europe.

From 2009 onward, the two companies said they plan to manufacture high performance and cost-effective cordierite DPFs which will be marketed separately. Using cordierite produces a lightweight filter that has a lower pressure drop of exhaust gas which is designed to optimize engine performance and provide efficient purification.

Denso has been producing and supplying cordierite DPFs since 2003. It is headquartered in Kariya, Aichi, Japan and is a supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Robert Bosch GmbH is a global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany