Bosch suspends Russia business, says parts may have been misused – Automotive News Europe

March 19, 2022 by No Comments

Robert Bosch is curtailing its operations in Russia amid signs that its parts may have been used for “non-civilian” purposes in violation of its policies, the company said.

Bosch has halted deliveries of truck components to Russian customers pending an investigation into how the parts are being deployed, the Stuttgart-based supplier said in a statement on Friday.

The company is probing the use of its products after Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Sunday that Ukraine had found Bosch parts in Russian military vehicles.

“We take the Ukrainian foreign minister’s allegations very seriously and immediately initiated an intensive investigation,” the company said, adding that any parts were not supplied directly to the manufacturer of the military vehicles.

Bosch said it anticipates suspending production completely in all its Russian factories. The company employs about 3,500 people in Russia at three locations.



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