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Bosch Rexroth AG is an engineering firm based in Lohr am Main in Germany. It is the result of a merger on 1 May 2001 between Mannesmann Rexroth AG and the Automation Technology Business Unit of Robert Bosch GmbH, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch Rexroth employs over 31,000 people worldwide, and achieved total revenue of 5.4 billion euro in 2015.
|Industry||Mobile applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory automation|
|Founded||1 May 2001|
|Rolf Najork |
Chairman of the Executive Board
|Products||Hydraulics, Electric Drives & Controls, Tightening Systems, Linear Motion, Assembly Technologies|
|Revenue||€5.5 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Robert Bosch GmbH|
Rexroth in turn consisted of a number of individual brands that were the result of acquisitions. They include:
- Indramat GmbH
- Mannesmann AG
- Rexroth AG
- Hydromatik GmbH
- Brueninghaus GmbH
- Lohmann & Stolterfoht GmbH
- Deutsche Star / Star Linear
- Mecman Pneumatics
Products and marketsEdit
Bosch Rexroth's slogan is "The Drive & Control Company". It manufactures products and systems associated with the control and motion of industrial and mobile equipment.
|1795||The Rexroth family, with roots in the Spessart region of Germany, acquires the Höllhammer, a water-driven forge in the valley of the Elsava in what is now Heimbuchenthal, Germany.|
|1850||The company acquires the Steinschen iron foundry in Lohr am Main, Germany. Established transportation connections via rail and inland ship.|
|1930||Development of a new Cupola furnace|
|1945||Reestablishment after the end of World War II with the manufacture of cookware, pans, and irons, later also butcher machinery.|
|1952||Start of production of standardized hydraulic components.|
|1965||Acquired Indramat GmbH (Neuwied am Rhein), moving it to Lohr am Main. This expanded the product offering to include electric control technology.|
|1968||Mannesmann AG invests in Rexroth.|
|1972||Acquisition of Hydromatik GmbH (Elchingen, Germany), a supplier of hydraulic axial piston pumps and motors.|
|1976||Rexroth becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Mannesmann AG. Acquisition of Brueninghaus GmbH (Horb am Neckar), and supplier of hydraulic axial piston pumps and motors.|
|1977||Acquisition of Lohmann & Stolterfoht GmbH (Witten, Germany), a gearing and coupling supplier.|
|1987||Acquisition of Deutsche Star GmbH (Schweinfurt, Germany), a supplier of linear technology.|
|1989||Expansion into the business area of Pneumatics through Rexroth Pneumatik GmbH (Hannover, Germany).|
|1998||Transformation of Mannesmann Rexroth GmbH into a stock corporation.|
|2000||Acquisition of REFU elektronik GmbH (Metzingen, Germany), a frequency converter manufacturer.|
|2001||Spin off of the Automation Technology group of Robert Bosch GmbH & merger with Mannesmann Rexroth AG, forming a new company called Bosch Rexroth AG.|
|2005||Acquisition of Oil Control Group consisting of Oil Control, EDI System, Oleodinamica LC, Oil Sistem, and TARP.|
|2008||Merger of the mobile and industrial service groups into a new product group "Service Hydraulics“.|
|2011||Acquisition of Hägglunds AB.|
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