Bosch Group’s Mobility Solutions has posted first-quarter sales up 7% after adjusting for exchange-rate effects.

“Technologically and internationally, our position is so good we will again grow significantly faster than the market this year,” said Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector chairman, Rolf Bulander at the supplier’s Automotive Press Briefing in Boxberg.

In 2014, the business volume of Mobility Solutions grew 8.9% – more than twice as fast as global automotive production.

Unit sales of systems such as the ESP anti-skid system, gasoline direct injection systems, and diesel direct injection systems each grew by 20%.

“We are rethinking personal mobility and moving toward a multimodal concept encompassing bikes, trains, and buses,” added Bulander

“Bosch as a company is looking beyond the hood.”