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Bosch Rexroth and Schubert extend 40-year development partnership

Leading manufacturer of packaging machines confirms continued cooperation in the field of automation with Bosch Rexroth

  • Joint development of automation solutions agreed for the next four years
  • Schubert plans to introduce the latest generation of cabinet-free drives based on ctrlX AUTOMATION

Bosch Rexroth AG and Gerhard Schubert GmbH, which specializes in robotic packaging machines, have set out the framework for their continued future cooperation. The existing partnership, which began nearly 40 years ago, has been extended for another four years. The plan is to introduce the latest generation of cabinet-free drives based on the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform.

Bosch Rexroth AG and Gerhard Schubert GmbH have confirmed that they will continue to collaborate for another four years.

By signing the new contract, the two companies are reaffirming their commitment in terms of quality, service and timely delivery. The plan is to introduce the latest generation of cabinet-free drives based on the ctrlX AUTOMATION toolkit and collaborate on other joint development projects.

Ralf Schubert, Managing Director for Technology, Gerhard Schubert GmbH, explains: “The next generation of cabinet-free drive technology based on ctrlX DRIVE will be an essential component of future generations of our machines. Given that we know that Bosch Rexroth also provides excellent support, we are only too pleased to continue being part of this successful partnership.”

Steffen Winkler, CSO Business Unit Automation & Electrification Solutions at Bosch Rexroth, has already been working closely with Schubert for several years and says: “In the past, we have often come up with joint ideas that only a few people initially thought would be feasible but that have gone on to be huge success stories.”

Bosch Rexroth has been developing drive solutions with the packaging machine manufacturer Schubert since the mid-1980s. This cooperation has resulted in several joint innovative developments that have changed the market, such as drive technology for cabinet-free packaging machines or Schubert’s Transmodul transport robot.


As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in 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. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries more than 29,600 associates generated sales revenue of around 5.2 billion euros in 2020.
To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.
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Steffen Winkler

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