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Bosch Group - Innovativstes Technologieunternehmen des Jahres

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Company: Bosch Group, Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe, Germany
Company Description: 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.
Nomination Category: Kategorien Unternehmen / Organisationen Awards
Nomination Sub Category: Innovativstes Technologieunternehmen des Jahres - Mehr als 2.500 Mitarbeiter

Nomination Title: Bosch Group

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More than 130 Years old, Bosch is undergoing a transformation to embrace the evolving Internet of Things. Industry 4.0, urbanization, industrialization, and the technical possibilities of networking will improve lives, save energy, and increase security. In the past year Bosch presented its expanded portfolio of networked solutions under the motto "Simply.Connected." including smart city solutions for mobility, energy, buildings, security and e-governance.

The company's solutions focus primarily on the core competencies of the Bosch Group: sensors for capturing data, software for evaluating data and services based on data analysis.

For smart cities, Bosch offers solutions in the areas of mobility, energy, buildings, security and e-governance, i.e. digital city administration. For example, in 2016, Bosch…

Acquired Skyline Automation, extending technical competence and market presence for connected energy and building automation technology

Launched the Service Solutions division. Approximately 7,600 provide communication services, remotely monitor buildings and industrial facilities, and ensure greater safety for cargo and vehicles along the entire logistics chain.

Launched pilot projects in India and Singapore for solutions that can link energy networks, lighting, transport infrastructure and buildings

Bundled its smart home business at Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH and offers simple and secure solutions for the smart homes making life more secure, energy efficient and convenient. Presented new products at IFA 2016, including a small interior camera with a panoramic view and a smart smoke detector, which also alarms in the event of a burglary.

Launched new security solutions for fire protection, access control and video surveillance: e.g. a new solution addressing the middle price segment under the name of "Essential Video Analytics" –which makes the solution interesting for new target groups such as hotels or retailers

Began development of a new modular production system to form tailor-made, versatile manufacturing systems that reduce time required for commissioning by 30% with networked manufacturing using robotics for safety and automated production.

With a new industrial internet solution, the IoT Gateway, the company opens up advantages of the networked industry to operators of older machines and factories.

Launched its own IoT cloud for its services on the internet of things, starting at a computing center of its own in Germany.

invested 300 million euros in its own Bosch Center of Artificial Intelligence.

Focused on sustainable production, using packaging and transport with sensors, robotics and networked monitoring for efficient storage and/or refrigeration.

In the field of e-governance, the Community App and City Data Platform are available. The Bosch Community App enables local residents to receive information on public transport, as well as access to intelligent security solutions. Also planned are future-oriented solutions for efficient traffic management, economical energy supply and smart buildings, which ensure a high quality of life, including a pilot program smartphone app to relieve congestion and helps drivers find free parking. With autonomous cars and networked mobility - vehicles become digital assistants

The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. 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.”