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Bosch Rexroth invests 25 million euros in factory automation in Lohr

Electronics production and logistics are strengthened

Bosch Rexroth is investing around 25 million euros in the electronics manufacturing and logistics of its automation area in Lohr-Wombach and is supporting the positive development of its factory with automation business.

Lohr a. Main. "Our innovative automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION is achieving an excellent response in the market. And we want to strengthen our activities in factory automation overall. Lohr also plays an important role in this business field. That is why we are continuing to invest in our manufacturing and logistics there," says Dr Marc Wucherer, Member of the Executive Board with responsibility for Sales and Factory Automation.

On the one hand, the investments flow into electronics manufacturing to ensure high flexibility, efficiency and quality. The automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION, for which Bosch Rexroth was awarded with the “Deutsche Innovationspreis 2021”, is developed according to the latest standards, and manufactured in highly efficient facilities.

On the other hand, a new logistics center is being built especially for the automation business. It is intended to meet the increasing demands of customers for ever higher availability of products and faster processing of orders and service requests, and to provide space for the further development of the business with automation products. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022, with commissioning planned for mid-2023.

Planned new building of the logistics center on Bürgermeister-Dr.-Nebel-Straße in Lohr-Wombach, the headquarters of the business unit Automation & Electrification Solutions

The logistics center will offer space for around 10,000 high-bay storage locations for pallets and around 65,000 small load carriers on a floor area of around 8,900 square metres. Incoming raw materials as well as manufactured products and spare parts will be stored there or prepared for dispatch. This means that in the future almost three times as much storage and logistics space will be available as before.

The new logistics center will be built in the south-eastern part of the plant site on the Bürgermeister-Dr.-Nebel-Straße on an vacant site. In the course of the new construction of the new logistics center, delivery traffic is also to be reorganized. For this purpose, it is planned to create an additional access road in the southern part of the site.

In May, Bosch Rexroth announced extensive investments of more than 100 million euros in its hydraulics business in Lohr: The foundry there is being modernized and a new logistics center and office building are being built.


As a leading global supplier of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe motion in machines and systems of all types and sizes. The company bundles worldwide application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, plant construction and engineering as well as factory automation. With intelligent components, tailor-made system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth creates the conditions for fully networkable applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology as wells as linear and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With a presence in more than 80 countries, over 29,600 associates generated sales of around 5.2 billion euros in 2020.                                    
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The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and services company with around 395,000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2020). In the business year 2020, it generated sales of 71.5 billion euros. Its activities are divided into the four business sectors Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading supplier in the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Industry 4.0, and Connected Mobility. Bosch pursues the vision of sustainable, safe and inspiring mobility. With its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, the company is able to offer its customers networked and cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic goal is to provide solutions and products for connected life that either have artificial intelligence (AI) or are developed or manufactured with its help. With innovative and inspiring products as well as services, Bosch improves people's quality of life for people around the world. Bosch offers "Technology for Life". The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in around 60 countries. Including trade and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing, development and sales network extends to almost every country in the world. With more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been CO2-neutral since spring 2020. The company’s innovative strength forms the basis for future growth. Bosch employs around 73,000 associates in research and development at 129 locations worldwide, including about 34,000 software developers.
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