There is tremendous potential for connected industry in India as the country attempts to position itself as a global manufacturing hub, observed Bosch Group – one of the global majors in technology and services.
“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,” it said.
Bosch 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 suitable for the automotive manufacturing industry, tier 1 component manufacturing organisations, healthcare and pharmaceutical.
The company acknowledges that software expertise is a key differentiator for smart manufacturing solutions and smart manufacturing can help Indian factories increase productivity. “Customers are increasingly looking for suppliers who can offer them end-to-end solutions. Bosch is leveraging the combined strengths of its products to offer integrated solutions to meet the demands of customers across key growth sectors of India,” said Dr. Steffen Berns, managing director Bosch Limited and president of the Bosch Group in India.
“Bosch is uniquely positioned to offer meaningful solutions by harnessing its expertise across hardware, software and services,” mentioned Berns. He adds, “India benefits significantly from this aspect as it is home to Bosch’s largest engineering center outside Germany, and we do understand the country’s local market requirements.”
Bosch 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 per cent to the Group’s turnover in India.