Bosch Rexroth awarded as Innovator 2017

  • Top rating of four stars achieved
  • No other survey incorporates more experts
  • Leading in the field of mechanical and plant engineering

Lohr am Main, Germany. Bosch Rexroth is one of the most innovative German companies. This is the result of a survey of 2,000 representatives of innovative award winning companies, 250 experts of the Berlin Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) as well as 20,000 managers and staff from the Statista "Expert Circle" panel. No other survey combines more business insiders’ and specialists’ judgment. In addition, 50 innovation awards were evaluated for this analysis.

Bosch Rexroth won the "Innovator 2017" award with the highest score of four stars and was mentioned and recommended exceptionally frequently. From many thousands of named companies from 20 industries, only 424 made the ranking. In the field of mechanical and plant engineering Bosch Rexroth and only seven other companies achieved the highest score of four stars, which only a quarter of all those awarded could achieve. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth is also named as one of the 20 leading companies in the areas of processes, corporate culture, services and products. "At Bosch Rexroth, cultural transformation and innovative capacity go hand in hand. This is because innovation requires a corporate culture that promotes entrepreneurial thinking and provides associates with the opportunity to stray from the beaten path," says Rolf Najork Chairman of the Executive Board at Bosch Rexroth AG.

For the first time, small and medium-sized enterprises were included in the survey, which further increased the number of possible candidates. However, purely research-based institutes were not considered because they are already working on new solutions and technologies. The results of the survey are summarized in the special "Innovation" edition of the economic journal "brand eins".

Information and background on the survey (in German):

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). 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 manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves 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 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 some 59,000 associates in research and development.

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