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Bosch Rexroth’s Glenrothes manufacturing site has been presented an award for outstanding achievement by industry association, Scottish Engineering.

The manufacturer of hydraulic motors exports in excess of 95 per cent of its products worldwide, something that has also been recognised by the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade twice. Additionally, the Scottish Engineering award has specifically acknowledged the company’s extensive charity and community work.

Bosch Rexroth is a major employer in the area and boasts a highly skilled workforce of around 400. The facility holds full design and manufacture responsibility for its products worldwide (as part of the global Bosch Rexroth organisation), and was strongly praised for its lean production system and quality management processes.

Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, said: “Bosch Rexroth have implemented their own lean production system with full adoption of single-piece flow, delivering perfect “pass-on” quality. Further, the company is also renowned for its delivery of charitable support locally, including financial help for schools, charities, food banks and other worthy causes. Bosch Rexroth is a significant asset to the Scottish engineering industry and it’s a privilege to be able to present them with this award.”

Commenting on the achievement Bosch Rexroth UK managing director, Alastair Johnstone said: “The Scottish Engineering outstanding achievement award is a fantastic recognition of the significant work and commitment by everyone connected with the facility over a number of years. Manufacturing continues to make a significant contribution to the Scottish economy and we’re fortunate to have organisations like Scottish Engineering that are able to highlight the good work that is done in the sector.”

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, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services.

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, and Factory Automation 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 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide. The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. 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.”

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