Bosch expands beyond mobility, offers connected and smart solutions in business segments

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Bosch has showcased for the first time its extensive range of connected and smart solutions in the business sectors beyond mobility in India. In 2015, the business sectors comprising of Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology contributed around 15 percent to the Group’s turnover in India. In an increasingly connected world, the linkage of the physical and virtual worlds provides the opportunity to offer new applications. Here is what the company has to say about venturing into connected and smart solutions in business segments.

Customers can gain advantage from Bosch’s end-to-end solutions offering

In an increasingly connected world, the linkage of the physical and virtual worlds provides the opportunity to offer new applications. Bosch offers connected solutions and services for smart cities, home appliances, smart manufacturing, packaging, construction, transportation, mining, energy and agriculture.

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Solutions to streamline and manage India’s traffic

In the smart city segment, Bosch offers end-to-end solutions, drawing knowledge from its core expertise in Mobility Solutions. For a year now, Bosch India has been running pilot projects in this segment in Bengaluru. Solutions from Bosch, such as the Intelligent Parking System, allow commuters to find a space in crowded areas such as central business districts. This solution consists of parking slot occupancy detection through sensors. Bosch’s system further allows the end-user to search, book and pay via mobile for a parking space. Apart from the Intelligent Parking System Bosch India also offers Intelligent Traffic Management Systems and Citizen Safety & Security and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Software expertise is a key differentiator for smart manufacturing solutions

The Bosch Group offers a broad range of technology solutions and services in this area, such as drives, automation, sensors, software and predictive maintenance. These solutions are for instance suitable for the automotive manufacturing industry, tier 1 component manufacturing organizations, healthcare and pharmaceutical. When it comes to smart manufacturing, Bosch has a dual approach. It is a lead supplier and user in its own manufacturing plants. This strategy enables Bosch to be an industry leader in this sector.

Smart solutions for the mining sector

The Bosch Group has its presence in the mining industry with hydraulics, fuel injection systems for mining equipment and security technologies. Bosch will tie-up with local system integrators for retrofit projects to offer end-to-end solutions. The Group is developing value added solutions that help minimize downtime and lower life cycle cost for the user. Using the Bosch Internet of Things (IoT) platform and expertise available across various domains, Bosch India has developed a solution that connects miners and mining equipment. Bosch’s solution can increase the levels of automation in the mining industry. Smart mining improves operational efficiency as it enhances productivity through improved asset utilization. It also increases the focus on accountability by reducing costs thus improving profitability.


Local cost competitive solution for the construction industry

The renewed focus on infrastructure development in India has stimulated growth in the construction equipment sector as well. High performance drive and control solutions are in demand due to needs for improved productivity, low cost-of-ownership, operator’s safety and less emission from the machine. In order to cater to these requirements of the off road vehicle segment, Bosch has launched a mid-priced product range which meets the cost expectation of the local industry.

Bosch India also launched a new range of affordable power tools for the construction, metal and wood working industry earlier this year. The Group is focusing on increasing its local customer outreach, especially among the unorganized sectors like carpenters and plumbers as well as in tier II and III cities by offering more affordable products.

To meet the security needs in residential and commercial buildings, Bosch offers forward integration of all video and communication products. Over the mid-term, Bosch will develop solutions around the Internet of Things, cloud and video analytics, thus creating a segment above the conventional IP Video Analytics. Offering integrated systems across security, safety as well as communications, Bosch India is targeting hotels and mixed urban development centers.


Technology solution to address India’s mass transportation segment

Bosch has a strong presence in all the major metros in the country and has deployed technologies pertaining to passenger announcement systems, passenger information display systems and CCTV with end-to-end integration. There are several metros, airport expansion and railway modernization programs underway in the country equipped by Bosch. The company is well positioned to further expand its base in this sector due to its recently launched, locally developed public address systems. Further investments in local R&D are ongoing to localize more products.

The Bosch Group also offers innovative drive and control solutions for railway applications. In India, it offers hydrostatic auxiliary drives, traction drives and diesel engine cooling with roof mounting units. Apart from fulfilling the key requirements such as total cost of ownership, Bosch solutions guarantee reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety. These solutions are locally developed and produced as per global standards

Transforming agriculture through Bosch technology solutions

Bosch India sees considerable growth potential in farm and livestock operations, as well on the supply chain side. Bosch is looking to improve productivity, manage sustainability, and drive optimization along the agriculture value chain. Typically, the portfolio is divided between the pre-harvest and post-harvest phase. Bosch is developing solutions that improve agriculture operations by using sensors, digitization, automation, crop modeling and big data.

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