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Robert Bosch India expands in Coimbatore



Jessy Fenn
Phone: +91 80 6657 4236


09-08-2007 | India | Corporate News

  • Robert Bosch India leases 21.88 acres of land in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Saravanampatti

August 9, 2007: COIMBATORE - Robert Bosch India further intensifies its focus in Coimbatore by signing an Agreement with Coimbatore Hitech Infrastructure Private Limited (CHIL) for about 21.88 acres of land, thus making it among the first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) unit in Coimbatore. CHIL is part of the KG Group.

Robert Bosch India plans to set up its own infrastructure on this land to realise the growing opportunities in the IT and ITES space. Construction will start in the last quarter of 2007 and the first phase is targeted to be inaugurated by early 2009. With this, Robert Bosch India has deepened its relationship with Coimbatore which was started in May 2006 when the companies’ second Development Center was inaugurated at Saravanampatti. While the strength of Robert Bosch India at Coimbatore has grown to more than 480 associates, this new infrastructure will pave way to meet growing demand from 2009 onwards. The new infrastructure will provide employment opportunities to the people in the region and opportunity to work on the innovative technologies of Bosch in the areas of Software and Hardware Development, Mechanical Engineering and Business Services-Technologies based on which Bosch applied for more than 3000 patents in 2006.

Bosch India is also among the first approved SEZ unit for IT & ITES in Coimbatore and is committed in making the SEZ infrastructure a successful one in the industry. Coimbatore will also grow as an important development location in the Bosch World.

Friedhelm Pickhard, Managing Director of Robert Bosch India Limited, reiterated his commitment to Coimbatore: “The rich talent available in the region of Coimbatore is the sound basis on which our company will grow in Coimbatore. We appreciate that KG Information Systems Pvt. Ltd. (KGISL) have been key in the success of Bosch India at Coimbatore.” Bosch associates at Coimbatore will be working on advanced technologies designing new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for Diesel and Gasoline engines, and other automotive applications such as portable navigation systems, semi autonomous parking systems, adaptive cruise control, and AUTOSAR, the new upcoming automotive software architecture.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through nine companies, viz, Bosch Ltd., Bosch Chassis Systems India Ltd., Bosch Rexroth India Ltd., Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., Bosch Electrical Drives India Pvt. Ltd., BSH Home Appliances Pvt. Ltd., ETAS Automotive India Pvt. Ltd., and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering India Pvt. Ltd. In India, Bosch set up its manufacturing operation in 1953, which has grown over the years to include 14 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 29,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.15,250 crores* in 2014 of which ₨. 10,800 crores* from third party. The Group in India has close to 12,000 research and development associates and has filed for around 150 patents in 2014.

In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 9,570 crores in 2014.

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