Lohr am Main, 2019-07-16

Heiner Lang appointed to Bosch Rexroth Executive Board

Dr. Heiner Lang, Management, Board

  • Heiner Lang to join Bosch Rexroth Executive Board on August 1
  • Strong innovation agenda and increasing importance of the Factory Automation division


Lohr. Heiner Lang (43) will join the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG on August 1, 2019. Once on the Board, he will take over responsibility for the technology company’s engineering. This lies currently with Rolf Najork, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG and Member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector.

In his new role, Lang will also be responsible for the three Bosch Rexroth business units which constitute the Factory Automation division (Automation and Electrification Solutions, Assembly Technology, Linear Motion Technology). He will retain his role as General President of the Automation and Electrification Solutions business unit by double-hatting.

By expanding the Executive Board, Bosch Rexroth is responding to the increasing importance of the business area of factory automation and the focus on topics of the future in terms of software-based, automated and connected solutions. “Bolstering our cross-divisional capacity for innovation is well and truly on Bosch Rexroth’s agenda, and we are making that clear right now by strengthening the Board with the appointment of Heiner Lang,” emphasized Najork.

Lang joined Bosch Rexroth in 2017

Heiner Lang became General President of the Automation and Electrification Solutions business unit at Bosch Rexroth in July 2017. This business unit boasts a wide range of drive and control technologies for factory automation and provides Industry 4.0 solutions for the Factory of the Future. Lang started his career at Bosch Rexroth as the Head of Technology for the Industrial Applications business unit in January 2017. Prior to that, he was President Europe and Asia at MAG IAS GmbH. Heiner Lang studied Mechanical Engineering and obtained a PhD from the University of Karlsruhe.

CVs and images of Bosch Rexroth’s current members of the Executive Board can be found here:

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in 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. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 32,300 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros in 2018.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales from operations of 77.9 billion euros in 2018. 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 subsidiary and regional companies in 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 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 69,500 associates in research and development.

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