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Local solutions from Bosch India for tractors and sugarcane harvester
Bosch Rexroth India collaborates with local manufacturers and farmers to develop electronic hitch control



Rele Ameet Shashikant
Phone: +91 80 2299-9777


Roohie Menon
Phone: +91 80 2299-2440


2016-11-15 | India | Corporate News

  • Bosch Rexroth’s strategically located strong production network of plants provide agricultural customers a cost-effective system
  • Strong application team to support customer’s technology upgrade needs
  • Cost-effective and efficient electro-hydraulic hitch control system to improve productivity

Bengaluru/Ahmedabad – Bosch Rexroth India Pvt. Ltd. sees considerable growth potential in India’s agriculture market as India is the biggest tractor market by numbers in the world. With the export of tractors from India increasing significantly, the company is well equipped to offer locally developed technology that would improve productivity and increase efficiency of farming activities. “Bosch Rexroth India is strategically located to handle all target segments for the agriculture segment,” mentioned Mr. Hans Bangert, managing director, Bosch Rexroth India. Pvt. Ltd.

Bosch India Rexroth’s R&D strength can be measured by their innovation accomplishment. By collaborating with local farmers in India the team successfully developed the electrohydraulic hitch control for the Indian tractor market. It is the cost-effective and efficient electro-hydraulic hitch control system. This technology will improve productivity, increase efficiency of farming activities, apart from increasing safety while driving on road. In line with the strategy of local-for-local, both the control and its software were developed in India. “Bosch Rexroth’s local success in India is an outcome of the local expertise we have been nurturing and developing over the past few years. We intent to intensify our focus in this aspect,“ further commented Mr. Bangert.

This apart, the company will offer the cost-effective supporting (auxiliary) valve solutions which includes the possibility of being integrated with the electro-hydraulic hitch control. Such an inclusion will add value and avoid additional piping efforts for the tractor manufacturers, thereby reducing leakage points.

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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