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Progress for the consumer goods industry

Smart solutions throughout: Automation as an enabler for the industrial transformation.

Consumer goods

Consumer goods industry on the rise

The consumer goods and packaging industry which is regarded as relatively crisis-proof is undergoing rapid change. Considerable competitive pressure requires methods to increase productivity – while maintaining high quality standards. At the same time, flexibility and individuality are becoming increasingly important. Adaptability must be able to withstand the pace of change in the market. On top of this, factors such as the lack of personnel, high energy costs and long delivery times for components must be taken into account. Equally forward-looking and relevant is the need for sustainable production, which aims to conserve resources and reduce the CO₂ footprint.

These challenges can only be met with new, integrated machine, production and packaging concepts – all driven by automation. Increasing the level of automation through the entire value stream is the key here.

Rough value stream in the consumer goods industry from packaging printing, processing, primary & secondary packaging and end-of-line packaging to warehousing & intralogistics.

Your competent partner for the entire value stream

Bosch Rexroth offers complete automation, joining technology and materials handling solutions. Everything from a single source, seamlessly integrated and intelligently connected – for digitalizing and optimizing the value stream. This way, you leverage potential savings while ensuring innovation and future viability.

This gives you automation power for the entire process chain: Packaging printing, processing, primary & secondary packaging, end-of-line packaging as well as warehousing & intralogistics.

We offer not only products but also our wealth of sector and domain knowledge – a resource which is crucial to competition given the current shortage of skilled workers.

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Your partner for the entire value stream

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Packaging printing

Bosch Rexroth offers integrated automation solutions for the manufacture and printing of packaging. Best-in-class linear motion technology interacts with robotics solutions and motion software here. Bosch Rexroth is the technology leader for motion control applications in printing machines and offers a comprehensive library toolbox with functions that cover all printing requirements.

Rough value stream for processing.


Processed foods, beverages and pharmaceutical products are becoming more and more popular throughout the world. Various requirements need to be taken into account during processing. The Bosch Rexroth portfolio is ideally tailored to these requirements, whether it be high-performance transport using a planar system with six degrees of freedom or, in linear motion technology, an electromechanical actuator as an energy-efficient alternative to pneumatic cylinders.

Rough value stream for primary & secondary packaging.

Primary & secondary packaging

A high packaging speed must not be at the expense of sealing, which plays a key role in ensuring a longer shelf life and product safety. This requires supporting technologies that can speed up and automate material flows. Bosch Rexroth provides individual solutions not only for compact and less demanding applications but also for highly complex tasks.

Rough value stream for end-of-line processing.

End-of-line packaging

We give your production a boost when it comes to end-of-line packaging. We follow the “less is more” principle with ultra-compact drives or ultra-flat linear axes for the highly efficient handling of small parts or automatic palletization. As a result, you can achieve more while saving space and money. At the same time, the solutions from Bosch Rexroth adapt ideally to the particular environment. They can be integrated quickly and easily and are thus ready for use in next to no time.

  • ctrlX DRIVE: The world’s most compact modular drive system
  • Linear modules SMS: Easy to integrate with a flat design
  • Kassow robots: Uniquely powerful, efficient and reliable collaborative robotic helpers in pack assembly

Rough value stream for warehousing & intralogistics.

Warehousing & Intralogistics

With the integrated solutions from Bosch Rexroth, the degree of automation in intralogistics can be increased significantly. The Cartesian multi-axis systems in the Smart Function Kit Handling are particularly suitable for positioning and handling tasks for example. Thanks to suitable solution sets, automation is playing an increasingly important role in gantry robots, mobile robotics (AGVs/AMRs) and palletizing systems. These are modular and scalable and can be expanded as necessary via app technology to offer functions for automation in intralogistics and warehousing.

  • ctrlX CORE & IndraDrive Mi: Control platform and motor-integrated servo drive, e.g. for pallet shuttles in high-bay warehouses or storage and retrieval machines
  • ROKIT: Automation toolkit for mobile robots comprising tailored, tried-and-tested software and hardware components.
  • Smart Function Kit Handling: Cartesian multi-axis systems, e.g. for palletizing applications

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Together, we find the optimum solution for your needs in the consumer goods and packaging industry. Would you like detailed information on the Bosch Rexroth portfolio for the entire value stream? Then simply download our “Enablers for the Factory of the Future” brochure.

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Sustainable production

More and more people are thinking about sustainability when it comes to consumer goods. They would like to purchase sustainably produced, fair-traded products and are often prepared to pay more for this. Production faces new challenges here. Bosch Rexroth supports sustainable production and packaging processes on various levels. The solutions from Bosch Rexroth are durable and require little maintenance – whether they be electrical drive systems or assembly and linear motion technology systems. At the same time, they can be scaled in many different sectors. They thus have a long life cycle and help to conserve resources.

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Progress in all areas

The consumer goods and packaging industry is one of the most crisis-proof sectors. Nevertheless, factories face increasing cost and performance pressure. In the future, simply “keeping up” will not be enough – progress is needed.

Would you like to expand your capacities, set up reliable production lines and factories quickly or simplify processes? As your partner in automation, Bosch Rexroth gives you the support you need. Whether it be automation technology, joining technology or material handling systems – with a modular toolkit system you can easily digitalize, connect and automate your processes.

Industrial automation
Industrial automation
Overview of automation products below: Controls, Software & Ecosystem, Motion & Drives, Motors, Linear Motion Technology


Bosch Rexroth is rethinking automation. The automation solutions combine hardware and software perfectly. This seamlessly paves the way to the digital future and opens up new possibilities for standardized solutions with the necessary openness for individual changes and extensions. You can combine for example linear motion technology systems with advanced control and drive solutions as well as ctrlX AUTOMATION app technology.

  • Control systems
  • Software & Ecosystem
  • Motion & Drives
  • Motors
  • Linear motion technology
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Overview of Joining Technology products below: Pressing & Joining, Dispensing, Frame Assembly, Tightening, Resistance Welding

Joining Technology

When everything comes together, that’s Bosch Rexroth solutions at work. Whether it’s pressing and joining, dispensing, frame assembly, tightening or resistance welding – you get a broad portfolio of high-performance solutions for perfect connections.

  • Pressing & Joining
  • Dispensing
  • Frame Assembly
  • Tightening
  • Resistance welding
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Overview of Material Handling products below: Robotics, transfer systems, material supply

Material Handling

The right material at the right place at the right time. Fast and easy provision of workpieces is crucial for efficient processes in production. Bosch Rexroth’s solutions such as transfer and robotics systems speed up your material flows while boosting productivity, safety and ergonomics.

  • Robotics
  • Transfer Systems
  • Material supply
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It all depends on service

Our aim is to ensure that in terms of efficiency, you benefit from the Bosch Rexroth production solutions you use in your company for as long as possible. The availability of spare parts, repairs and technical support is guaranteed by us as standard not only for all products in the current portfolio but also for a period of at least 10 years beyond the active sales phase. The services then enter an extended Service phase.

Bosch Rexroth also offers immediate assistance at the push of a button. In the event of a malfunction, the ctrlX Digital Service Assistant is available around the clock with access to the entire service portfolio. The Repair Service and the hotline are there for you 24/7. And to make sure you can act rather than react in future, Bosch Rexroth offers forward-looking services such as preventive maintenance.


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We know not only our technologies but also the market inside out. As a result, we can find the right solution for your factory of the future in next to no time.

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Best-in-class linear motion technology

Would you like to achieve linear movements in applications quickly and efficiently? Our complete portfolio with modern e-tools for design offers suitable solutions: From linear guides, linear axes and screw assemblies or actuators to integrated measuring systems and smart mechatronic solutions.

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Limitless automation. ctrlX AUTOMATION connects the previously separate worlds of machine control, IT and OT. The open automation toolkit resulted in an ecosystem which revolutionized the world of automation and unlocked unprecedented possibilities.

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Bosch Rexroth VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system with packed boxes

VarioFlow plus chain conveyor

Nowadays, users' requirements as regards transport solutions are more demanding than ever. VarioFlow can cope with every challenge – even in tight spaces and under the toughest conditions.

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