10-millionth power tool produced in India by Bosch rolls out from its Chennai facility.
- The plant, driven by its motivated women workforce has won three consecutive Bosch excellence awards for Quality from 2016-2018
Bangalore: Bosch Power Tools India, a leading supplier of power tools for the construction, woodworking, and metalworking industry, today announced the rollout of the 10-millionth power tool from its plant located in Oragadam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, thereby demonstrating its engineering and manufacturing prowess.
The facility came up in Chennai in mid-2015 and currently manufactures over 60 power tools, which includes eight types of power tools for artisans and tradesmen.
The power tools plant in Chennai is well-aligned with Bosch’s Made in India strategy and has become India’s key supplier of power tools both in terms of value and volume. This manufacturing facility spread over two acres is driven by a motivated team of women workforce that boasts an outstanding collaboration with the India sales, marketing and logistics operations. Having won three consecutive Bosch excellence awards from 2016-2018, Bosch’s Power Tools plant in Chennai has become a strong pillar for the business in India.
The plant manufactures Bosch’s featured product range such as angle grinders, Impact drills, air blowers, rotary hammers, and rotary drills. One of the products manufactured here is exported across the Globe. Bosch’s plant in Chennai is certified with quality environment and safety standards of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.
“Bosch Power Tools has had a good run in India over the last two decades, and the rollout of our 10-millionth power tool at our plant in Chennai serves as a testament to our commitment to Indian users. The products from our plant have been instrumental in driving growth for Bosch’s Power Tools business in India. It is a great milestone in our Journey to fascinate our users with affordable products. We thank the highly motivated women powering the production of power tools at the plant for this remarkable manufacturing achievement. We acknowledge our valued customers & business partners whose support has been instrumental in reaching this landmark. The facility is actively contributing to building an Atamanibhar Bharat.” said Nishant Sinha, Regional Business Director, India and SAARC regions, Bosch Power Tools, commenting on the milestone
About Power Tools
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
About Bosch in India
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, 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 Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg.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 ₨.21,450 crores* (2.66 billion euros) in 2018 of which ₨. 15,824 crores*(1.96 billion euros) from third party. The Group in India has close to 18,000 research and development associates.
In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of
over ₨. 12,460 crores (1.54 billion euros) in 2018. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in
About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.