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Bosch Packaging Technology opens new state of the art manufacturing facility in Goa

  • New facility gives Bosch greater access to customer base in Goa/India
  • Bosch focus on pharma, confectionery and food processing industries
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  • December 17, 2007
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Verna/Goa - Bosch Packaging Technology, the packaging machinery division of the leading global supplier of technology and services Bosch, inaugurated its new state of the art manufacturing facility in Verna Industrial Estate (Goa/India) early in December. The new facility with 2600 square meters produces and assembles packaging technology equipment for requirements such as candy wrapping, solid food and biscuit packaging as well as packing vials, ampoules and syringes.

"The Bosch brand is synonymous with quality, technology and innovation which are reflected in the tailor-made solutions that we offer our customers across the globe. Our machines are today a preferred choice for large businesses worldwide," says Friedbert Klefenz, President of Bosch Packaging Technology.

Bosch Packaging Technology has already sold over 400 packaging machines and process equipment in India to leading names in the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food processing industries and exported an additional 75 machines mainly to the food industry. The Goa facility employs 80 associates and has an initial installed capacity of 120 machines a year with plans to increase this to 240 machines in three years.

"Bosch is proud on its responsibility to the community. We envision a sizable increase in the turnover of the local supplier base in Goa wherein every Bosch employee will contribute to a tenfold growth in manpower at the supplier and service provider end. In addition, the packaging technology we bring in will also benefit the local technical training institutes," says Thomas Buehler, Business Head of the Indian Operations of Bosch Packaging Technology.

About Bosch Packaging Technology
Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers for holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 13 countries worldwide the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2006, 3,780 associates achieved a turnover of approximately 570 million euros.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI6035 - December 17, 2007

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