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Drives and controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth teamed up with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to host an Open House Day to inspire the next generation of engineers.

The event, which took place at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), Coventry, saw children between the ages of 8 and 15 attend along with their parents. During the day, attendees were shown the important roles engineers play creating products used in everyday life, alongside a wide-range of engineering career opportunities available to them.

In addition to this, Bosch Rexroth ran a series of engineering challenges with practical examples for the children to build electronic and hydraulic circuits, where typical engineering concepts can be applied.

“It was great to see so many children interested and wanting to know more about engineering. The challenges proved a hit with the kids and parents alike, with some very keen contestants” said Andy Minturn, Business Development Manager at Bosch Rexroth.

“These are truly fantastic opportunities for students, and events like this are a great way to showcase what modern engineering is all about. From our perspective, we were delighted to participate in this initiative and to be able, through the breadth of our activities, to demonstrate the variety, creativity, excitement and personal satisfaction that a career in engineering can offer,” says Alastair Johnstone, Managing Director at Bosch Rexroth.

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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