Bosch India to offer connected, smart manufacturing solutions
India’s manufacturing sector is going through a transformation with smart manufacturing gaining increasing ground in the scheme of regional business operations. The Bosch Group is equipped to offer India a broad range of technology solutions and services in this area
“India’s core pressure points in the manufacturing sector have been reducing cost, improving quality and process visibility, among others. It is precisely in these areas smart manufacturing can ease stress levels,” Vijay Ratnaparkhe, MD and President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, said. Smart manufacturing can improve India’s productivity and optimise operations, apart from initiating and bringing about a structural reform in operations as it paves way for newer, agile and flexible business models.
“At Bosch India, we expect the future to be driven by key trends such as digitisation, growing energy needs, urbanisation and better ecological solutions. With the largest development centre outside of Germany, Bosch India is committed to offering connected smart manufacturing solutions. Digitisation will improve India’s competitiveness while also helping businesses move faster to market,” he said.
For one of India’s largest twowheeler manufacturers, Bosch India has identified areas, in the maintenance function that could further be improved. Bosch has proposed a solution that combines preventive maintenance and status dashboards, operator mobility solutions on tablets and mobile phones, and remote diagnostics including real time status and control.
In the consumer goods space, Bosch has partnered with one of India’s leading air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company to create the complete blue print for its digital journey. This includes connecting its research and development, manufacturing, and customer experience through Industry 4.0 solutions.
As part of the pilot project, it will automate the entire production planning, apart from implementing condition monitoring for selected machines. Additionally, Bosch will also enhance the company’s customer experience through augmented showroom solutions.