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Practical online preparation for Industry 4.0

Live eTraining at Bosch Rexroth teaches the essentials of the digital transformation in industrial areas

The digitalization of business and production processes is picking up unbelievable speed at the moment. The pressure to change that is being felt by manufacturing companies is intensifying and has spread across all areas of these operations, including the development of new business models. With the help of a live and modular eTraining called “Digitalization of the modern world of work – entry into Industry 4.0" , the Rexroth Academy is offering a practical introduction to the fundamentals, impact and future of digitalization in industrial areas. The online training program is available in German and English. It is designed for developers, production and logistics specialists as well as managers in all departments of the company.

Big Data, data mining and the Internet of Things will provide users with tremendous competitive edges by driving down costs and increasing flexibility. But the digital transformation requires a company-wide consensus and a fundamental understanding of these trends of the future. This is where Bosch Rexroth’s live eTraining program comes into play. Experts in factory and logistics automation and the use of production-related software will introduce participants to the requirements and usage opportunities in their operational area.

After covering the basics of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, the instructors, all of whom have teaching qualifications, explore a broad range of topics that extend from data collection in a value chain and artificial intelligence in production and logistics to new opportunities created by blockchain technology. Data security is always a top priority. This is why it is essential for employees to recognize the improvement potential of the company’s own network. The topic is covered in a training module of about 90 minutes. For years now, Bosch and Bosch Rexroth have been facilitating the digital transformation in their own production plants and many other companies in their roles as leading suppliers and leading users of Industry 4.0.

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, roughly 31,000 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros in 2019.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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