Automation level will increase over next decade: Bosch

Panaji, Mar 4: German firm Bosch Packaging Technology has said that over the next decade, the level of automation in the company would be increased further to accelerate the growth in its India operations.

"Automation is the current trend which will bring about visible changes. Through continuous innovation, improvement and 'out-of-the-box' thinking, Bosch has been able to develop and provide solutions tailored to the needs of the market," Bosch Packaging Technology Head in India, Ashok Gourish told reporters today.


He was addressing media on the occasion of completion of two decades of Bosch's presence in Goa through its plant at Verna Industrial Estate. "Over the next decade, the level of automation will further increase, and this will accelerate growth. Additionally, we expect a rise of new and attractive pack styles. These trends will lead to more flexible and technically advanced machines that are robust, safe and easy to operate and maintain," Gourish said.

"Bosch's packaging technology business in India has come a long way. Over the past two decades, the business has focused on staying customer-oriented and this has yielded positive results. Globally, Bosch Packaging Technology has an installed base of over 1,700 machines coming from India," said Bosch Packaging Technology's president Friedbert Klefenz.

On the importance of the region to the global packaging business, Klefenz said, "India’s economic growth and market potential favours our business. Local operations continue to be pivotal to Bosch Packaging Technology's global growth strategy."

With a built-up area of 7,150 sq meters, the company's facility in Goa houses the latest testing infrastructure, besides technology manufacturing. Customers are offered a sophisticated testing environment and equipment to test product packaging and parts.

The plant can also accommodate the training needs of both internal and external customers, who are keen on familiarising themselves with operation and maintenance of packaging machines.


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