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Connected solutions from Bosch India for the mining segment
Bosch is harnessing its multiple competencies to offer meaningful insights during surface mining operations



Rele Ameet Shashikant
Phone: +91 80 2299-9777


Roohie Menon
Phone: +91 80 2299-2440


2016-12-21 | India | Corporate News

  • Bosch’s end-to-end solutions help improve operational efficiency, accountability, productivity and profitability
  • Holistic approach to address region specific concerns
  • Locally developed solution addresses key concerns of the mining sector

Bengaluru – Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, has been working in the connected domain-relating to fleet and logistics management- for close to a decade now. Using the Bosch Internet of Things (IoT) platform and expertise available across various domains, Bosch India is developing a solution that connects miners and mining equipment. “The solution from Bosch can increase the levels of automation in the mining industry. Smart mining improves operational efficiency as it enhances productivity through improved asset utilization.” said Mr. Sreenivasan, head, engineering, off-highway solutions, Bosch India. Adding further he stated, “The solution also helps the mining OEM to focus on accountability by reducing costs, thus improving profitability. In the future Bosch India will look to acquire large mining automation projects in India as well as abroad.”

Bosch’s solution enables the mining OEM to track the movement of associates using the Group’s access control system. Additionally, to gauge the entry of heavy commercial vehicles Bosch provides an RFID based boom barrier control solution. Sharing more insights about this development, Mr. Sreenivasan commented, “The overall solution harnesses the different competencies available within Bosch to derive meaningful insights during surface mining operations.” Elaborating further he mentioned, “Apart from addressing concerns relating to fleet and miner management Bosch’s solution aims to address other key pain points of the mining segment, like production, maintenance and dispatch management.”

Bosch a master technology provider

Bosch has taken a holistic approach over multiple phases to address region specific problems. While the current solution is targeted to meet the requirements specific to the Indian scenario, Bosch is keen to offer other innovations to the mining industry. Bosch existing competence in mobility and industrial sector with know how of engine control and hydraulics, are the clear differenciators the Group brings to its customer. “Bosch is able to offer core technologies, such as connectivity, video surveillance and access control systems providing an indisputable value proposition to mining companies,” said Mr. Sreenivasan.

India’s challenges are unique and to keep pace with the rapid economic developments the country’s mining industry would play a key role. Key mining companies aim to double their output in the coming 4-5 years. Such a forecast would require increased spending on mine automation and up-gradation for improved productivity. Bosch foresees several opportunities in this segment, such as the prospect of providing simple CCTV based monitoring systems, vehicle tracking solutions to offering fully integrated connected mining solutions.

Bosch can help India’s mining industry become smart and efficient

Bosch’s connectivity control unit (CCU) monitors the fleet through truck dispatch system, apart from monitoring the vehicle’s health. Moreover, integration of weighbridges helps the customer track production every hour. Also, Bosch’s established video surveillance systems observes activities in critical areas, such as weighbridge and dump yards. Overall, the entire information is made available to a control room across every mine site to ensure effective planning, utilization and monitoring of activities in a ‘smart’ way.

Large competent base of associates the basis of future growth

Within the Group, Bosch is harnessing the competencies of various entities and business units. The team responsible at Bosch India for the development of solutions specific to mining was set up with the objective of offering innovative solutions specific to the off-highway segment for the Indian market. “One of the key enablers has been the availability of engineering competence in diverse areas within Bosch India,” stated Mr. Sreenivasan. Bosch in India has the largest development center outside Germany.

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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