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Robert Bosch India expands in Coimbatore



Jessy Fenn
Phone: +91 80 6657 4236


2007-08-09 | 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 Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 389,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and En-ergy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its custom-ers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic ob-jective 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 Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers near-ly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solu-tions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Addi-tionally, 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 twelve companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Lim-ited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering India Private Limited, Automotive Services and Solutions Private Limited, New Tech Filters India Private Limited and Mivin Engineering Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.18,300 crores (1.8 billion euros)* in 2016 of which ₨. 12,950 crores* from third par-ty. The Group in India has close to 18,500 research and development associates.

In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 10,500 crores in 2016.

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