Bosch Connected Industry and Capgemini expand their strategic collaboration for Industry 4.0

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STUTTGART and BERLIN, 27 September 2021 – Bosch Connected Industry and Capgemini are set to continue their successful strategic collaboration in the coming years. Together they will focus on the consistent expansion of Bosch Connected Industry’s Nexeed Industrial Application System and strengthen client activities. The collaboration between two leading providers of Industry 4.0 software and services will create a broad range of offerings, from which industrial companies in particular will benefit in the digitization and sustainability of their production plants.

Leveraging the potential of Industry 4.0 even more effectively

The Nexeed Industrial Application System offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the digital factory – from the integration of existing plants and intelligent maintenance solutions to the networking of complete factories. “The solutions from the Nexeed Industrial Application System are already being used successfully in more than half of the approximately 240 Bosch plants worldwide, and the trend is rising,” says Sven Hamann, CEO of Bosch Connected Industry. The business unit is also seeing strong demand externally: “More than 100 international clients are already using our software and services in manufacturing and intralogistics. Together with our strategic partner Capgemini, we are now enabling even more customers to tap into the potential of Nexeed and deploy it in a way that fits their needs. We are looking forward to the extended collaboration with Capgemini in order to bring more benefits to our clients,” continues Hamann.

Capgemini is one of the world’s leading service providers in the field of digital manufacturing. The company’s services range from transformation consulting and development to the implementation and operation of production-critical systems.

“Capgemini has developed a compelling offering for the digitalization of core industrial processes with its Intelligent Industry approach that aims to enable the convergence between the digital and the physical worlds. In collaboration with Bosch Connected Industry, we contribute our deep market and technical expertise as well as our innovative and sustainable solutions. Our combined capabilities will enable us to evolve the Nexeed Industrial Application System into one of the leading digitalization offerings for industrial companies and to support the digitalization as well as sustainability targets of our joint clients,” comments Jochen Bechtold, Head of Manufacturing Industries at Capgemini in Germany.

Efficient solution for the digital factory

The benefits of digitizing industrial processes have been very evident during the restrictions caused by COVID-19. Maintenance and commissioning of machines and plants remotely, increased transparency of the flow of materials and the safeguarding of logistics chains could often be achieved quickly thanks to intelligent software. However, many existing plants have still not entered the digital age. This is where Bosch Connected Industry comes in: with the combination of many years of experience, lean principles and the Nexeed Industrial Application to effectively digitize manufacturing.

Through their long-term strategic cooperation Bosch Connected Industry and Capgemini want to accelerate the transformation towards intelligent manufacturing and sustainable production. To enable this, the Nexeed Industrial Application System, as an important component of production planning and control, will be continuously evolved.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 290,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.

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About Bosch

Bosch Connected Industry offers software and services for Industry 4.0 in a comprehensive portfolio under the name NEXEED. Based on the needs of its own Bosch plants and warehouses, NEXEED optimizes manufacturing and logistics processes in terms of transparency, agility, costs, quality and time and supports employees in their daily work. Employees at locations in Germany, Hungary and China are continuously developing the portfolio. In addition to the interoperable Nexeed Industrial Application System for connected manufacturing, customers also receive individual solutions for specific applications, retrofit solutions for existing plants, as well as a wide range of services such as consulting, technical support, employee qualification, and implementation assistance.

For further information: www.bosch-connected-industry.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.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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