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Rexroth Expands Popular GoTo Focused Delivery Program

Rexroth Expands Popular GoTo Focused Delivery Program

Version 2.0 of Rexroth’s new GoTo Products iPad app puts more than 3400 popular Rexroth components just a few finger taps away

Three years in, Rexroth’s GoTo Program now includes more than 3400 parts and a new iPad app for faster access to product and program information:

  1. GoTo Products iPad app v. 2.0 just released to the app store
  2. 185% expansion in the program since 2009
  3. Now includes VarioFlow modular chain conveyors

Rexroth is helping customers build equipment faster by adding more options to its GoTo focused product delivery program. Hundreds of additional products, combined with the version 2.0 of Rexroth’s GoTo Products iPad® app, put Rexroth's Drive & Control Products in customers' hands even faster.

(Charlotte, NC – www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoTo and www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoToiPadApp ) Three years after the original launch of its popular GoTo focused product delivery program, Rexroth announces another significant expansion—in products and capabilities. Originally launched in April 2009 to offer industry-leading delivery times for Rexroth’s most requested drive and control products to help customers build machines faster, the GoTo program aims to help customers streamline processes as well. To speed access to GoTo part numbers and information, Rexroth introduced a new, easy-to-use iPad® app in January: the GoTo Products app for iPad. After just 4 months in the iTunes® app store, the app has just been upgraded to version 2.0, with many new capabilities. With the latest version, users can now locate their nearest distributor for any of the program’s products simply by entering their zip code in the app’s new distributor locator function; alternately, they can use the device’s built-in GPS and location services. The app returns full-contact information, even driving directions. Naturally, the new version includes the expanded GoTo product range, but also adds new „wish list“ functionality to gather selected part numbers and include them in a pre-formatted email to Bosch Rexroth, a distributor or anyone else the user wishes to share the information with. Expanded social media tools, technical data, helpful videos and more are also a hallmark of GoTo Products app version 2.0. Users of version 1.0 will be notified of the latest update in the usual manner via the app store; new users can find links to the latest version at www.boschrexroth-us.com/gotoipadapp .

In addition to the new app, Rexroth has added 405 part numbers during this latest program update, bringing the total number of parts in the GoTo program to 3423—an increase of 185% from the initial 1,200 parts in the program at its original launch. The inclusion of many configurable parts expands the offering further with thousands of additional options for customers.

The GoTo program features a broad range of Rexroth’s electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion and aluminum framing products. Key new additions to the program are popular components from Rexroth’s VarioFlow Modular Conveyor product line, including a generous collection of both horizontal and vertical curve sections. Several hundred hydraulics products have also been added with this update, as well as new products from all of the other product lines represented in the GoTo program. It’s also worth noting that available shipment quantities have been increased in many cases as well, giving customers more options than ever before under the GoTo program umbrella. As always, Rexroth’s GoTo program provides quick access to product information and reliable delivery lead times that meet or exceed the expectations of the market. Delivery times vary according to specific products selected, but in many cases Rexroth’s GoTo products are shipped as quickly as 24 hours after ordering.

Besides the new App, Rexroth’s GoTo quick-reference website has been updated with the latest product information, too: Online resources such as data sheets, dimensions, part numbers, CAD drawings and 3D Solid Models greatly streamline the product selection process. It’s all part of Rexroth’s initiative to be a “go-to” partner for everything needed to build machines better and faster: streamlined access to information, competitive pricing, customer-focused delivery terms and expert applications support.

For more information on the new additions to the GoTo focused product delivery program, the GoTo Products iPad app, or to register for access to the eBusiness@Rexroth USA portal, or to download the free brochures and catalogs, visit www.boschrexroth-us.com/goto .

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros ($71.5 billion) in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 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. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com .

 

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