HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2013) - Bosch Rexroth marked the opening of its new Marine and Offshore Technology and Service Center in Houston with a ribbon-cutting and facility tour for customers and local officials, including Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez. The new technology and service center provides engineering services, product sales, training and system support for hydraulics and controls technologies used in marine, offshore and industrial applications.
The 28,080 square-foot investment houses 14 expert applications engineers, project engineers, technicians and managers trained and certified to deliver high-quality Rexroth service and support. The company plans to hire additional specialists later this year and in 2014.
As a center of excellence for the company's activities in the marine and offshore industries, the facility is equipped with resources to develop custom drive and control solutions and offer technical and product support.
In addition, the new technology center provides state-of-the-art repair, warranty and maintenance resources for hydraulic pumps and motors, for large hydraulic cylinders, and for hydraulic motors and systems from the company's Hägglunds product range.
Bosch Rexroth Americas President and CEO, Berend Bracht, said the opening of the new center is the latest step in the Rexroth plan to locate technology hubs and service centers near key customers. "Houston is a main location for the U.S. oil and gas industries and the Rexroth facility is strategically located to provide easy access for offshore installations and for other hydraulics customers in the Southwest," said Bracht.
Field service plays a major role at the facility as well, with offshore-certified service technicians ready to support products and systems at customer locations.
Bosch Rexroth also works closely with its distributor partner in the Southwest region, Womack Machine Supply (www.womackmachine.com), to develop service and repair programs for hydraulics users, including market-driven lead times for quotation, repair and return of products to customers, along with emergency repair programs and field service.
In addition to Houston, Bosch Rexroth also has service centers for industrial and mobile hydraulic components located in Bethlehem, PA; Fountain Inn, SC; Lake Zurich, IL; Columbus, OH; and Dallas, TX. Other recent programs contributing to The Drive & Control Company's growth include the opening of its largest North American hydraulics production campus in Fountain Inn, SC; the expansion of its Charlotte, NC, linear motion and assembly products facility; and the GoTo Focused Delivery Program, which provides industry-best lead times for delivery of more than 4,200 in-demand Rexroth drive, control and motion products.
About 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, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion) in 2012.
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In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life." Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.