From the Hammer Mill to High-Tech Solutions Provider: Over 200 Years of Bosch Rexroth
Bosch Rexroth is one of the leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. We develop innovative concepts for machine and plant manufacturers all over the world. With its long history and unique industry expertise, the company has become synonymous with tailored solutions. Below is a brief history of Bosch Rexroth, spanning more than 200 years:
Georg Ludwig Rexroth puts a water-powered hammer mill into operation in Elsavatal (Spessart), thus signaling the start of the company's illustrious history.
Following the acquisition of the Stein'schen Eisengießerei iron foundry in Lohr, the company establishes its headquarters in this city in Germany's Maintal region.
Rexroth develops high-quality specialist castings.
The company starts producing standardized hydraulic components and hydraulics.
First industrialized gear pump for mobile machines.
Special gear pumps and block valves, first block construction.
Pipe-free valve configurations using block assembly form the basis for new hydraulic applications in all in industry sectors.
Development of a dual-circuit system for the hydraulic control of diggers.
First short production run of radial piston pumps with three pistons. Hydro-Gigant axial piston units program in the modular system.
Following its acquisition of Indramat GmbH in the previous year, Rexroth sets up a specialist department for electronic controls and control units.
Development of swash plate axial piston units for mobile machines. Mannesmann AG acquires share in Rexroth.
Rexroth launches the first hydraulic servo valve onto the market.
Proportional valve electronics combine the benefits of hydraulics with electrics.
Rexroth becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Mannesmann AG.
Mannesmann Rexroth acquires Brueninghaus GmbH as well as its production of axial piston pumps and motors.
Mannesmann Rexroth develops the world's first maintenance-free AC servomotor, thus revolutionizing the mechanical engineering industry.
The company launches the first two-stage planetary gear developed specifically for wind energy and begins mass production.
Mannesmann Rexroth offers the first digital electronics for hitch control. Pneumatics business unit is established in the same year.
The company wins major contracts for the supply of stage technology, e.g. for the Bayreuth Festival.
Construction of the hydraulic vibration test facility HYDRA for the European Space Agency (ESA).
First web-fed printing press with shaft-less drive revolutionizes the field of printing press manufacture.
Rexroth technology is used in the world's largest shovel excavator. Launch of the "Solitaire", the world's largest pipe-laying vessel, with Rexroth hydraulic systems on board.
Rexroth hydraulic components are used in the "mega mole" tunneling machine for the Elbe tunnel.
Merger of Mannesmann Rexroth AG and Bosch Automation Technology to form Bosch Rexroth AG.
Rexroth develops the first differential transmission REDULUS GPV.
Launch of IndraDrive Mi, the first motor-integrated servo controller, in which the motor and controller are combined in a single unit.
Rexroth brings the fuel-saving Hydrostatic Regenerative Braking System (HRB) onto the market.
Rexroth variable-speed pump drives (DvP) combine hydraulic pumps with electric motors to create demand-controlled pump drives.
Launch of IndraMotion MLC, a control system that can also actuate hydraulic components.