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DeepSea Mining Alliance visits Bosch Rexroth in Lohr

The general meeting of the DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA) took place at Bosch Rexroth in Lohr am Main on April 27, 2017. (Copyright: Bosch Rexroth AG)

On April 27, 2017, the general meeting of the DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA) took place at Bosch Rexroth in Lohr. During a factory visit and dialog with experts beforehand, the participants could obtain information on products and solutions in the field of marine, offshore and subsea applications from Bosch Rexroth. As part of the event, Dr. Alexandre Orth, director of the marine and offshore sector at Bosch Rexroth in Lohr, has been elected as member of the board of DSMA. The other four newly elected members of the board of DSMA are Leonard Weixler, Heiko Felderhoff, Dr. Rudolf Bannasch and Dr. Steffen Knodt.

The DeepSea Mining Alliance founded in Hamburg in 2014 offers a platform for partners from industry and research in order to further promote the environmentally friendly deep sea mining. The activities range from cooperation with research institutes to the support of different projects worldwide and cover the entire value added chain of deep sea mining. The members are not only leading companies in the field of deep sea mining, but also research institutes and international organizations.

Currently, many countries get important metal raw materials primarily from imports. One additional option to secure the long-term supply reliability of these raw materials for this industry is the future use of mineral raw materials from the sea. Deep sea mining plays an important role for their exploration, mining, extraction and preparation. The DeepSea Mining Alliance supports the preparation and execution of pilot mining tests under industrial conditions – with a view to an environmentally friendly and economic deep sea mining. Bosch Rexroth will strengthen the DeepSea Mining Alliance with their experience in the area of environmentally friendly technologies for reliable and safe underwater systems.

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 in 2016.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros 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 450 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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