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More road safety: Bosch India prepared to meet increased demand for ABS
High level governmental delegates visit Bosch Pune



Rele Ameet Shashikant
Phone: +91 80 2299-9777


Roohie Menon
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2017-01-23 | India | Corporate News

  • Minister President of German province Baden-Wurttemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, and delegation visit Bosch Pune
  • Pune gaining increasing significance as auto and industrial hub
  • Maharashtra and Baden-Wurttemberg share sister-state relationship
  • Industry 4.0 improves productivity in manufacturing

Bengaluru/Pune – Pune is gaining increasing significance, both as an auto and industrial hub. Today’s visit of Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the Southwest German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and his delegation at Bosch India’s Pune plant, underlines this. Background of the visit is the sister-state relationship the Indian state of Maharashtra and Baden-Wurttemberg share. Minister President Kretschmann stated: “Smart cities, smart mobility, and innovative solutions for engineering and automobile production are the focus of our trip. And this is why I am especially pleased that we are beginning our trip here in Pune at Bosch – a company that is ensuring that cities and mobility systems worldwide become smart.”

The delegation members got an overview of Bosch’s development and manufacturing capabilities driver assistance and safety systems domain, primarily the Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS), the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hydraulic Actuation Products. Spread over seven hectares of land, Bosch’s plant in Pune commenced operations in 1997 (formerly was Kalyani Brakes, the Group acquired the company in 2005). Bosch currently employs around 1,000 associates at two manufacturing facilities and one development center in Pune

Bosch well prepared for increasing safety demands

With technologies like ABS and ESP, the Bosch Group has been making strong efforts to increase road safety in India and around the world. This was also acknowledged by the Minister President: “Bosch Group has already contributed significantly to the development of technologies that bring us closer to the vision of emissions-free and automated cars as part of a future digitally connected mobility system. This means that infrastructure will be better used, traffic jams avoided, and multimodal transportation improved. Moreover, the number of traffic victims will decrease drastically, and energy consumption and pollution will be reduced,” Minister President Kretschmann further stated.

The sales of vehicles fitted with ABS in India in 2016 improved significantly owing to a combination of factors, such as legislation mandates and improved customer awareness. These factors led to strong demand and sales, as India currently registers an ABS fitment rate of approx. 50 percent. As a leading provider of the technology in the region, Bosch has benefitted significantly from this development and expects to further leverage this advantage in the coming few years. To keep pace with future demands the Bosch Group in India has been building capacity at its Pune plant. “Over the past nine years Bosch has invested over 400 INR crores in Bosch Chassis Systems India Pvt., Ltd. We are committed to growing this segment of our business and to that end the development of the Pune plant is crucial and necessary,” commented, Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, managing director, Bosch Limited, and president, Bosch Group India.

Industry 4.0 helps Bosch Chakan plant improve productivity

Bosch’s Chakan plant is a member of the International Production Network (IPN) for the ABS and the ESP. Each single machine for the ABS line is connected, not only with each other, but also with other ABS lines in the IPN. These lines are managed by a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The MES has an Andon system, including some benefits to enable quicker react to deviation in the manufacturing process, continuous improvement and finally, online benchmarking with the rest of the global manufacturing plants. Through this, Bosch’s Chakan plant has achieved a quality level close to zero defects and is a global benchmark in the IPN in some aspects. Furthermore, it has also recorded very high customer satisfaction apart from seeing significant increase in productivity. The plant has started implementing Energy Management Solutions. In the near future, the plant will look to implement Industry 4.0 solutions for preventive maintenance, and Operator Support Systems.

Introducing children to e-education

As a socially responsible business partner, Bosch India has been active in areas related to skill development and neighborhood development projects, among others. Its premier skill development program has trained and placed over 7,500 students in entry-level positions in the services sector. So far, over 125 centers have been established across the country. As a socially responsible business partner, the team at Bosch Chassis System has developed seven solar based e-learning class rooms across seven zilla-parishad (district council) in the Chakan region. Additionally, the team has also conducted an orientation program for teachers, introducing them to the operation and maintenance of the e-learning module.

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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