Indian filters

A new joint venture in India is to develop and produce filter elements, fuel filter systems and easy-change filters.


A new joint venture will develop and produce filter elements, fuel filter systems and easy-change filters


The Bosch Group and Mann+Hummel Filter have formed a six million Euro joint venture (JV) to develop and produce automobile filters in Tumkur in the IndianState of Karnataka.


The Bosch Group owns 25% of shares in the JV through its subsidiary Robert Bosch Investment Nederland and 25% through its subsidiary the Indian Motor Industries Company (MICO).


The other half of the shares are held by Mann and Hummel Filter, a subsidiary of Mann+Hummel.


The JV itself plans to develop and produce fuel filter systems as well as oil, fuel, air and car-interior filters for the Indian market as well as for export.

It plans to start filter production by mid-2006.