ST 008-13 Lohr am Main, 2013-05-08

Quotes and statements at the bauma 2013

Stefan Spindler

Dr. Stefan Spindler, Member of the Executive Board, President Business Unit Mobile Applications, Bosch Rexroth AG

Dr. Stefan Spindler, Member of the Executive Board, President Business Unit Mobile Applications, Bosch Rexroth AG

“When it comes to investment decisions, total cost of ownership over a work machine's entire life cycle is playing an increasingly decisive role.”

“In China, some construction machinery segments saw production drop by as much as 70 percent.”

“Construction machinery manufacturers and suppliers were more severely affected by China's economic slowdown than almost any other industry.”

“This development over the past years confirms the volatility of the markets.“

“In recent years, we have expanded and strengthened our global footprint both in manufacturing and research and development. Certainly, this has helped us hold our own despite volatile market conditions.”

“Overall, at the end of 2012 the market for mobile work machinery saw a significant decrease in incoming orders and business backlog compared with the start of the year. This situation will continue to have a strong influence over the first half of 2013.”

“Nonetheless, we are still cautiously optimistic that the market for construction machinery will pick up. Even though there is no telling how lasting the trend will be, we see several encouraging signs at the moment: we expect the U.S. market to continue its positive development, and we see initial signs of an upturn in China. Current forecasts for construction machinery in China suggest that this market will grow five to ten percent over the course of 2012. While this would still be below 2010 levels, it would be a step in the right direction. In Europe, too, we see the situation improving somewhat.”

Bernd Schunk, Senior Vice President Sales Mobile Applications, Bosch Rexroth AG

“We offer manufacturers a wide range of different solutions when it comes to diesel, exhaust gas aftertreatment, and drive systems.”

“Our start-stop solution is another example of how clever hydraulic solutions can improve a machine's energy efficiency without compromising performance.”

“The examples I've just mentioned clearly show that electronics are playing a growing role in mobile work machines. The heightened use of electronics in construction machinery makes it possible to orchestrate the complex interplay of a machine's systems – its diesel engine and implement hydraulics, exhaust gas aftertreatment, and fan drive systems – in such a manner that new emission standards can be met. At the same time, the machine's functionality is maintained, or can even be improved.”

“Our innovations are not the product of chance. Rather, at Bosch Rexroth, they are based on the clearly defined Rexroth 4EE system: Rexroth for Energy Efficiency. With this system, we take a comprehensive approach: we apply four levers (Energy System Design, Efficient Components, Energy Recovery and Energy on Demand) that serve to significantly improve a mobile work machine's energy efficiency.”

Peter Dschida, Vice President Sales, Industry Sector Mobile Applications, Bosch Rexroth AG

"While the upcoming TIER 4 and STAGE4 emission standards are challenging, there are already many technologies available for a broad range of applications."

"Clearly, the path to reducing emissions will be based on more, not less technology. This means that the insides of work machinery and all other off-road vehicles will become more complex in the future."

"In the future, the interplay of the internal combustion engine and exhaust gas treatment technology will play an increasingly important role."

“Maintaining the diesel engine's performance in the optimal torque range can be achieved only if the working and operating hydraulics are designed in such a manner that the machine's load spectrum can be operated at a lower number of rpms. If a high-performing diesel engine operates optimally, the engine is not the only component that is smaller. The required cooling system is also smaller and thus consumes less energy.

“When it comes to work machinery, energy management is comparable to the complex cooperation of an orchestra. Conductors – or in this case manufacturers – start off by surrounding themselves with the right instruments. The work machine's instruments are its different systems."

"Bosch Rexroth has the know-how required to supply complex systems that are customized for individual requirements. In brief, we have what it takes to offer the best possible solutions for modern work machinery: namely, in-depth systems expertise."

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, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros in 2012.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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