Rele Ameet Shashikant
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2017-06-14 | India | Corporate News
Bengaluru- Bosch India is driving the transition to the internet of things (IoT) era by drawing on its innovations and over a century’s legacy. With technologi-cal supremacy being built on the foundation of connectivity, Bosch has been developing local solutions that specifically cater to the needs of the Indian cus-tomer. “The journey towards ‘connected’ began years ago at Bosch India. We have been investing in the region consistently and for the financial year 2017-18 we will invest over INR 900 crores,” mentioned, Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, president, Bosch Group India, and managing director, Bosch Limited. Elaborat-ing on the need to invest today in future technologies, he further commented, “Roughly 15 percent of our yearly investment is directed towards R&D activities. The region accounts for over 30 percent of the Group’s R&D engineer pool, making Bosch India the largest center outside Germany with 18,500 engi-neers.”
Bosch creates cutting-edge services to gather intelligence and deliver meaning-ful insights. Speaking in this regard, Mr. Vijay Ratnaparkhe, managing director and president, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, announced the launch of a locally developed Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS) in New Delhi. “Climate risk is pertinent irrespective of where you are located. When mostly all aspects of daily life are connected and compatible, it only makes sense to have an accurate indicator of environmental quality levels to devise the best living and working conditions,” said Mr. Ratnaparkhe. MCMS can aid in relaying critical information such as Particulate Matter, NOx, Carbon Monoxide, and other important environmental parameters, by which the quality of life for citizens can be enhanced. Elaborating further he said, “In the age of IoT when all devices are interconnected and can speak with each other, air quality monitoring is just one of the many technologies that enables this connectivity and better decision making even for industries.”
Across all regions, Bosch roughly files 18 patents per working day. In India, drawing on the strength of its vast R&D base, since 2006 the Group has filed over 1,000 patents. “Bosch India’s R&D journey will gain momentum as India is one of the three locations identified by the global team to set up an artificial in-telligence center,” further commented Mr. Ratnaparkhe. Globally for Bosch, within just five years, products featuring artificial intelligence is expected to ac-count for 10 percent of Bosch Group’s sales. Among other solutions showcased at the event, Bosch India launched MCMS at the Group’s flagship event in Delhi on June 14, 2017, called: Future Connected: Bosch for a smarter India.
Connected solutions helps you know your vehicle better
In February 2017, Bosch launched locally developed connected vehicle solu-tions for commercial vehicles and passenger vehicle fleets The product allows the owner to track, trace, geofence and get custom alerts in case of any devia-tions. It is connected directly to the vehicle’s battery and does not rely on emis-sion norms and therefore all vehicles under BS-II, BS-III and BS-IV can also reap the benefit of this solution. In addition to the device, Bosch provides exter-nal interfaces, such as the panic button and fuel sensor to offer an integrated connected solution. Bosch India now provides answers pertaining to questions relating to a car’s health, safety and comfort of passengers at the tip of one’s finger.
Doubling farmer income by implementing digital agriculture methods
By offering IoT-enabled digital agriculture solutions, Bosch India is working to-wards improving cop yields. Solutions from the Group can help optimize the uti-lization of resources such as water, electricity, fertilizers, crop-protection to re-duce post-harvest losses in the food supply chain. Given the constraint on the size of operational land holdings of the farmer, the solutions allow scalability of deployment towards better results, optimize operational costs and in-turn en-hance their livelihoods.
When IoT Becomes the internet of ‘my’ things
Bosch is turning things into partners, and its worldwide leadership in Microelec-tromechanical Sensors (MEMS) is aiding this cause. The retail industry, in par-ticular, is benefitting from the personalization of IoT based on insights gained from studying the behavior and preferences of users. It enables the personali-zation of products/services, enhancement of existing offerings, and the de-ployment of virtual personal assistants. Bosch’s one-stop smart retail solutions range from asset monitoring and fleet management, to energy monitoring and in-store analytics. These bridge the retail gap between physical and digital stores and improve customer offerings. Bosch’s personalized IoT solutions de-liver benefits of reduced costs, increased revenues, efficient operations and improved customer experience.
Improving business continuity of the start-up ecosystem
Bosch India is building synergies and expanding the activities of its start-up ac-celerator program Discover, Nurture, Accelerate (D.N.A.). From its first cohort, 13 start-ups have graduated. After 18 weeks of intense development, mentor-ing and piloting, Bosch will partner and collaborate with these technology start-ups that work in the areas of, aerospace, mobility, social impact, healthcare and agriculture, apart from others.
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.
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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