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The Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Bosch Rexroth Canada’s head office, in Welland Ontario, Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Bosch Rexroth associates

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, took some time out January 22nd, to visit Bosch Rexroth Canada at its headquarters in Welland, Ontario Canada. Working collaboratively with the Prime Minister’s office and security team, Bosch Rexroth, Bosch Canada leadership and a large assembly of associates welcomed the Prime Minister, during his visit in the region.

Bosch Rexroth Canada President, Tom Light said… “This was a unique and tremendous opportunity for our company. I was honoured that the Prime Minister took the time out of his busy schedule to visit and tour our headquarters and meet with our associates, as well as witness our unique technology first hand”.

The Prime Minister took a keen interest to speak with our engineering staff, and received a brief overview about Bosch Rexroth’s applications and solutions. The tour was rounded out with a final walk through of our Machine, Fabrication and Assembly facility.

Concluding the Prime Minister’s tour, Michael Langstaff, VP Finance and Administration for Robert Bosch, together with Dino Paladino, Director Systems for Bosch Rexroth Canada, presented Prime Minister, Stephen Harper a plaque, to commemorate his visit.

The Welland Manfacturing facility and headoffice is a strategic operation for Bosch Rexroth’s business and activities in Canada. The 140,000 sq ft facility engineers and manufactures hydraulic power unit and systems for a wide array of industries across Canada. Welland plays a key role in the Mobile applications business as well as Compu-Spread technology development, for snow and ice removal control systems.

About Bosch Rexroth: 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, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013. To learn more, please visit

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros ($61.6 billion) in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are 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 more than 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. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 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.” Additional information is available online at , and .

In Canada, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, .

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