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Robert Bosch GmbH strengthens its commitment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in India

  • Equips the Government of India with more than 500 medical products worth approximately 1 million euros
  • Bosch India hands over these equipment to NITI Aayog for further distribution
  • Bosch selected the certified products in consultation with the Indian Red Cross
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Bengaluru – Bosch India handed over the medical aid received from its parent company, Robert Bosch GmbH to NITI Aayog as part of its initiative to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The aid shipment includes 92 ventilators and 438 oxygen concentrators, 10 oxygen cylinders, and other medical supplies such as face masks and glass cannula from major manufacturers.

Bosch selected these certified products in consultation with the Indian Red Cross to ensure the doctors and medical staff can use the equipment without any additional training. The total shipment is valued approximately 1 million euros and is completely free of charge.

The consignment was handed over to Shri. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog by Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Bosch Limited and President of Bosch Group in India via a virtual event. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhattacharya said, “The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has been far more damaging for the nation. As a socially responsible company, Bosch is already doing its part wherever possible. We are thankful to our parent company for helping the nation during such a difficult situation.”

Besides the current aid, Bosch India had pledged INR 50 crores last year for fighting the spread of COVID-19. This included an in-house manufacturing line of medical grade masks at its Naganathapura plant, which was inaugurated by Mr. Kant. Till date, more than 4 million masks have been distributed to COVID-19 warriors, municipal corporation workers, ASHA, and Anganwadi workers as well as several NGOs.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kant commented, “I would like to sincerely thank Robert Bosch GmbH for extending its support by sending medical supplies to help India combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank the Indian consulate in Germany, Indian Red Cross and Bosch India who helped expedite this consignment in a swift and efficient manner. Bosch India has been consistently supporting central and state government through several initiatives and we appreciate their efforts to help India fight this pandemic.”

In addition to this, Bosch India has also invested in ventilator repairs, establishing COVID Care Centers, and upgrading primary healthcare centers around its facilities and is committed towards providing continued support and work with societal engagements during COVID while taking care of our employees, their families and the society at-large.

Contact persons for press inquiries:

Mr. Uday Philip
Phone: +91 9972975291
Uday.Philip@in.bosch.com

About Bosch in India

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: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – 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 operations in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 31,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about ₨.19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in fiscal year 2020 of which ₨. 14,011 crores*(1.78 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in

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 ar e divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solu-tions, 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 con-nected mobility. Bosch is 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 ei-ther 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, engineer-ing, 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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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