004-11 Lohr, 2011-01-11

Innovations for Effective Climate Protection

Dr. Karl Tragl

Dr. Karl Tragl

Dr. Karl Tragl, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG

"Only companies that adapt to take account of how conditions have altered following the crisis can truly shape change and generate impetus," said Dr. Karl Tragl, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG, at the round table press conference for the Hannover Messe International trade fair in Frankfurt.

The change in structure is shaped primarily by the ongoing shift of key markets toward Asia. "Rexroth has been an active player in these markets for many years and at a variety of locations, and is in the position to map value chains for the entire region," says Tragl. "By consciously expanding development skills on site, we are tackling the issue head on and developing products tailored to regional requirements." As a result, Rexroth is generating impetus for above-average growth in the Asian and South American markets, as well as in the traditional industrial regions of Europe and North America.

"Acknowledging the global view that we must protect our environment by reducing CO2 emissions is one of the key drivers for accelerated change," explains the CEO. At the Hannover Messe International, Rexroth will be showcasing a whole host of series-ready solutions that deliver improved energy efficiency for machines and systems. These solutions reduce the amount of energy used in industrial production and lower diesel consumption, thereby cutting exhaust emissions in mobile machines. What's more, through its range of services, Rexroth also aims to optimize production equipment and factories by providing advice on energy efficiency. "By providing these services, we have been able to make considerable energy efficiency improvements to our customers' existing machinery for relatively little investment, and even this investment often pays for itself in less than a year thanks to lower energy consumption," says Tragl, who then sums things up by saying: "Rexroth is really living and breathing the slogan for the Hannover Messe International, "Get New Technologies First". The company is adapting this approach to take account of the relevant regional and technological requirements and believes it to be an essential tool in ensuring effective climate protection."

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 4.1 billion Euro with 34,200 employees.

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