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Future workplace in Leinfelden: Bosch Power Tools opens new office building

Manuel Roj

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Building design based on associate needs

  • Investment of around 35 million euros
  • “Inspiring Working Conditions” for flexible working
  • Built in accordance with ecological requirements
  • Inauguration ceremony and associate event
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Leinfelden – 1,200 tons of steel, 7,700 cubic meters of concrete, 4,100 square meters of glass facade, 50 kilometers of laid data cables: Bosch Power Tools has opened a new office building at its headquarters in Leinfelden. It comprises more than 14,000 square meters of office space over six floors, as well as an underground parking garage. This new building will provide space for around 600 employees, who so far had been working in other buildings. This is why Bosch Power Tools invests 35 million euros. “Our goal is, to support the agile transformation at Bosch Power Tools with the new office building in the best possible way. Through ‘Inspiring Working Conditions’, we are creating a working environment that enables our cross-functional teams to work flexibly using agile methods,” explains Henk Becker, Managing Director of the Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, at the opening event. Roland Klenk, Mayor of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, added: “Bosch Power Tools is a valuable employer for our city and region. So, we are delighted to see this commitment to the Leinfelden location.”

At an employee event, more than 4000 associates and their families took the opportunity to explore the new building. What makes the building special is that it was designed from the inside out – based on the employees’ wishes and needs. Around 450 future building users were asked about their working methods, afterwards the findings were analyzed. For instance, these user needs resulted in around 40 percent of the total space being designed for teamwork – more than twice as much as before. Associates will now have communication zones, meeting rooms and project rooms at their disposal. There are also workshops where product innovations can be tested. This is how the new workplaces support agile working methods.

Ecological considerations were also taken into account with the construction of this new building. For example, the sanitary facilities use rainwater. The LED lighting is controlled by occupancy and movement sensors depending on employees being present and the availability of natural light.

The Leinfelden location is the headquarters of the Bosch Power Tools division. It is home to development, sales, marketing and administration, as well as a part of production. Large Bosch hammers for professionals are manufactured in Leinfelden as well as further power tools parts. A total of approximately 1,700 employees work at the location.

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.

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.

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

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