Bosch Group has opened a center of competence in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany which is dedicated to the coordination of global IT activities at Bosch. Around 2,000 of the operating unit’s 7,500 associates work at the state-of-the-art campus, which is set to further accelerate Bosch’s transformation process into an IoT company.
“In the past, the unit’s main focus was on expanding Bosch’s global IT infrastructure, supporting users, and providing PCs and monitors. But today its tasks increasingly include promoting the advancement of innovative IT and software solutions. The campus is our new central hub for the development of digital business models. It combines the best of both worlds: the products and experience of a technology company that has been an established presence for decades, and the dynamism of a young IT company. The new campus is also a further clear sign of our commitment to Stuttgart,” said Prof Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, who is also responsible for IT.
The company has set itself the goal of making every new electronic product connected and developing related services by 2020. At the new IT campus, Bosch has invested heavily in equipping workstations, which feature state-of-the-art equipment such as high-end laptops and smart phones, conferencing and desk-sharing tools such as Skype for Business, and the complete communication infrastructure for user-friendly teamwork across national borders, time zones and divisions.