Bosch Power Tools’ Chennai plant reaches milestone, rolls out 10 mn products
The plant, driven by its motivated women workforce, has won three consecutive Bosch excellence awards for quality from 2016-2018. The plant currently makes over 60 power tools, which includes eight types of power tools for artisans and tradesmen.
Bosch Power Tools
India, a leading supplier of power tools for the construction, woodworking, and metalworking industry, has rolled out the 10-millionth power tool from its plant located in Oragadam, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), thereby demonstrating its engineering and manufacturing prowess. The facility came up in Chennai in mid-2015 and currently manufactures over 60 power tools, which includes eight types of power tools for artisans and tradesmen.
“Bosch Power Tools has had a good run in India over the last two decades, and the rollout of our 10-millionth power tool at our plant in Chennai serves as a testament to our commitment to Indian users. The products from our plant have been instrumental in driving growth for Bosch’s Power Tools business in India. It is a great milestone in our Journey to fascinate our users with affordable products. We thank the highly motivated women powering the production of power tools at the plant for this remarkable manufacturing achievement. We acknowledge our valued customers & business partners whose support has been instrumental in reaching this landmark. The facility is actively contributing to building an Aatamanibhar Bharat
,” said Nishant Sinha, Regional Business Director, India and SAARC regions, Bosch Power Tools.
The power tools plant in Chennai is well-aligned with Bosch’s Made in India strategy and has become India’s key supplier of power tools both in terms of value and volume. This manufacturing facility spread over two acres is driven by a motivated team of women workforce that boasts an outstanding collaboration with the India sales, marketing and logistics operations. Having won three consecutive Bosch excellence awards from 2016-2018, Bosch’s Power Tools plant in Chennai has become a strong pillar for the business in India.
The plant manufactures Bosch’s featured product range such as angle grinders, Impact drills, air blowers, rotary hammers, and rotary drills. One of the products manufactured here is exported across the Globe. Bosch’s plant in Chennai is certified with quality environment and safety standards of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of Euro 4.8 billion, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation.
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end-to-end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ? 21,450 crores (Euro 2.66 billion) in 2018 of which ? 15,824 crores (Euro 1.96 billion) from third party.
Bosch Limited, the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India, earned revenue of over ? 12,460 crores (Euro 1.54 billion) in 2018.