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, 2017-10-17

Bosch Rexroth to celebrate unveiling of new R&D and Applications Engineering Vehicle Test Area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Fountain Inn Vehicle Test Area

Aerial view of Bosch Rexroth’s new Vehicle Test area – Fountain Inn, SC

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Bosch Rexroth plans to unveil its new vehicle test area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. As a significant asset to research and development (R&D) and applications engineering groups, the site will enable testing of entire systems as well as individual components. This unique capability contributes to South Carolina’s mission to locally support R&D and allows customers the convenience of evaluating whichever type and quantity of product they need in a quality environment. Additionally, the test area will permit Rexroth to showcase and evaluate new and current products in the construction, material handling, agriculture and commercial equipment industries.

Located at Bosch Rexroth’s Fountain Inn, SC plant, the R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area can be used to ensure newly-purchased machinery is thoroughly tested against safety standards, as well as, confirm endurance levels. With the new test area, customers are active participants in the testing and commissioning of their vehicles and evaluate new products on demo machines. Companies that specialize in construction, material handling, agriculture and commercial equipment will benefit from the certainty the new vehicle test area provides by allowing them to test complete systems or system components.

The R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area boasts a variety of impressive features such as multiple pad areas, including gravel, concrete and a wash pad. A concrete pad allows for traction and controllability testing, a concrete road permits customers to evaluate drive systems in a real-life environment and an excavation area is available for safety testing and more.

Customer vehicle commissioning, prototype vehicle functional testing, prototype evaluation, components endurance testing and new control algorithm evaluations are just a few of the possibilities the new vehicle test area opens. With the R&D and Applications Engineering Vehicle Test Area, customers can participate in the testing and commissioning of their vehicles, and/or drive and evaluate new products on demonstration machines. Designed to evaluate entire systems or individual components, the new Fountain Inn vehicle test area will prove to be a significant asset to R&D and applications engineering groups in North America.

About Bosch Rexroth

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in 2016.

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About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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