The Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division has successfully completed the takeover of the Unipoint Group, based in Taipei, Taiwan.

The takeover has been approved by the antitrust authorities and the parties involved have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

In 2010, the Unipoint Group achieved sales of USD124m. It currently employs around 2,360 associates at two production locations in mainland China and Taiwan, as well as at various sales locations. The Unipoint and NSA brands will be retained.

Bosch said that the acquisition of the Unipoint Group strengthens the position of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket as the leading supplier of starters and alternators, and represents an investment in the temperature control product segment. The acquisition also adds another Asian production base to the wiper blade business unit.

"By taking over the Unipoint Group, we can secure our position as the leading supplier of starters, alternators and wiper blades in the automotive aftermarket, as well as consistently expanding our business in Asia," said Robert Hanser, Chairman of the Divisional Board of the Automotive Aftermarket division.