Bosch now offers hydrogen tank valves and pressure reducing valves for hydrogen storage tanks
Bosch will cooperate with OMB Saleri for in-depth product development to achieve mass production
Bosch predicts that by 2030, one in eight new commercial vehicles will be fuel cell vehicles
Bosch, the world’s leading technology and service provider, is further expanding its product portfolio for hydrogen fuel applications in vehicles, and can now provide components for hydrogen storage tanks, such as hydrogen tank valves and pressure reducing valves. To this end, Bosch has established cooperation with Italian professional manufacturer OMB Saleri to carry out in-depth product research and development. “Hydrogen will be an important part of future hybrid powertrains in order to achieve climate neutrality,” said Dr. Uwe Gackstatter, President of Bosch’s Powertrain Solutions business unit. The goal of mass production of tank parts is progressing.”
Hydrogen refueling solutions for global markets
In the next few years, hydrogen fuel powertrain demand will continue to grow strongly, especially in the commercial vehicle segment. Bosch predicts that by 2030, about one in eight newly registered commercial vehicles worldwide will be fuel cell vehicles. Bosch and OMB Saleri have established a cooperative relationship on hydrogen fuel supply system components, hoping to increase the market share of both parties in the hydrogen fuel field. The partners have signed licensing and engineering agreements covering several products for 350 bar and 700 bar pressure hydrogen storage solutions. The combined engineering team is deeply developing and optimizing existing products for mass production. The parties hope to leverage economies of scale to provide solutions for hydrogen refueling at competitive component prices.
Bosch and OMB Saleri join forces
The cooperation between Bosch and OMB Saleri brings together the expertise of both parties. OMB Saleri is an Italian technology company headquartered in the northern Italian city of Brescia. OMB Saleri is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of components for hydrogen storage solutions. As a partner, Bosch will share its expertise – state-of-the-art hydrogen testing facilities and test stations, as well as components that have already received value-proven in preliminary applications. At the same time, Bosch will also share its successful experience in commercializing innovative products and its global R&D and manufacturing network for mass production.
Bosch is developing stationary and automotive fuel cell solutions
Bosch believes that hydrogen is an energy carrier with unlimited prospects and has made significant up-front investments in this area. Between 2021 and 2024, Bosch plans to invest around 600 million euros in automotive fuel cells and 400 million euros in stationary fuel cells for power generation and heating. In the field of automotive fuel cells, Bosch’s products cover from a single sensor to core components, such as Electronic air compressors and stacks, as well as a complete set of fuel cell power modules.
Bosch manufactures and sells auto parts and aftermarket products, industrial drive and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, thermal technology and household appliances in China. Bosch entered the Chinese market in 1909. Bosch’s consolidated sales in 2020 reached 117.3 billion yuan. As of December 31, 2020, the company has more than 53,000 employees in China.