Bosch opens new Industry 4.0 Enabled Sales and Service Center at Rayong’s Amata City Industrial Estate



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2017-04-28 | Thailand | Corporate News

Bangkok – Bosch Rexroth has officially opened a new ‘Sales and Service center' at the Amata City Industrial Estate in Rayong to provide the growing ranks of advanced manufacturers on the Eastern Seaboard and elsewhere in Thailand with more advanced and new products, components, solutions, services and web-enabled technologies.

Industry 4.0 manufacturing underscores the imperative of any entity’s having the necessary sensors, software and solutions that are seamlessly connected with their IT systems. Bosch’s smart technology can reduce manufacturing costs by enabling real-time condition monitoring, flexible evaluation and analysis options and targeted and timely notification to relevant experts. Sensors record machine data providing necessary visualization to tablets, smartphones, on-site and in the cloud, making real-time maintenance data accessible anywhere and at any time.

The center also provides customers with comprehensive project and line building facilities to deliver, install and maintain as needed a wide range of customized turnkey solutions.

“Our investment in this ‘Sales and Service center’ is part of our ongoing commitment to further invest and align our Industrial 4.0 strategies and proven experience, as both internal users and providers with the digital economy focused priorities of the Thai government,” said Joseph Hong, managing director of Bosch in Thailand. “We help industries progress by bundling global application experience and providing innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. We will continue to offer manufacturers in Thailand advanced connected solutions and services that are proven to increase output, productivity and reduce costs,” said Joseph Hong.

Some of the Smart Devices offered for the first time include Nexo: Cordless nut runner, APAS Assist: A collaborative robot with sensor skin, XDK: Wireless device including 8 sensors, IoT-Gateway for PLC, Active Cockpit and many more.

Bosch Rexroth’s diverse customer base in Thailand including automotive, steel, food and packaging, agriculture, material handling and plastic forming manufacturers who can leverage their receiving the multiple advantages of connected industry and networked production. These and increasingly more manufacturers are moving beyond basic recognition and awareness to concrete implementation of greater automation and data exchange in their work. By better connecting the physical world of items like products, machines and devices with the digital world, more companies are able to quantify transparent efficiencies at every step of their complete supply chains from supplier and materials integration to ‘end-of-chain’ shipping.

For these and other manufacturers, the tangible, efficiency-driven benefits of early adoption of ‘smart manufacturing‘ are measurably higher in output and productivity, lower aggregate costs, downtime and repair schedules, reduced logistics and set-up times, preventive maintenance and improved, targeted work schedules. Collectively, cost and productivity pressures will continue to motivate manufacturers just as will their strategies to increase quality and delivery.

“Leading manufacturers in Thailand are no different than any others in increasingly responding to and adopting ‘smart’, web-enabled technologies and solutions to more efficiently connect workers, machines and materials in diverse aspects of industrial production,” stated Mr. Lars Langner, general manager at Bosch Rexroth in Thailand. “We are encouraged by Thailand’s concerted efforts in evolving from its earlier stages of low cost contract manufacturing to a more widely recognized production partner in today’s globally connected industrial world. We support Thailand 4.0 by offering consultancy to local manufacturers to identify the right entrance to the connected world. Our solutions are modular and scalable from retrofitting a small pilot area up to building up an international production network. We can easily extend our proven solutions to the customer growth needs and requirements to keep the investments and risks under control and to increase in parallel the global competitiveness”, added Mr. Langner.

About Bosch in Thailand

Bosch is represented in Thailand by four entities generating sales of 10.8 billion baht (285 million euros) in fiscal 2015. Bosch automotive spare parts, power tools, security systems, thermotechnology, drive and control technology and packaging technology are distributed in Thailand by Robert Bosch Limited. Automotive components are manufactured in the Amata City Industrial Estate in Rayong, while the production of packaging machinery and the service for hydraulic equipment and machinery is located in the Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in Chonburi. BSH Home Appliances Limited sells and services home appliances in Thailand. Bosch’s workforce in Thailand stood at more than 1,100 employees as of December 31, 2015.

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About Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 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 Energy 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 customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 nearly 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.

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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