Bosch empowers young students to aim high, by creating Model Schools in Coimbatore
- School students gather at Bosch campus in Keeranatham
- Investments in educational and environmental programs generate significant value for local communities
- 17,500 volunteering hours by employees in 2016
Coimbatore: 1200 students from 16 models schools visited Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) campus in Coimbatore as part of the model school development program. This is a first for the students to see and interact with employees in a corporate environment. The objective of this initiative is to enable children to aim high, dream big and contribute to global issues. The students won recognition for their achievements in the fields of culture, sports and literary pursuits during the last academic year.
C R Swaminathan, president of RAAC, Ms. Vanitha Mohan, vice chairman of Pricol Ltd. and managing trustee of Siruthuli, Dr. Vijay Karthikeyan, Commissioner, Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation, Ms. P Gandhimathi, District Elementary Educational Officer, S. Tamilselvi Assistant Elementary Educational Officer, and were also present.
Achieving excellence: a far reaching vision for education
Bosch works with local community partners to support schools in providing a quality education. The 16 schools invited to the Bosch campus are a part of the Model School Development program. Through this program, we ensure the schools have the appropriate environment that helps children focus on their dreams without the distractions of inadequate infrastructure. Proper classrooms, sufficient equipment, clean water and sanitation are among the intervention areas. Bosch also awards scholarships to academically brilliant and economically underprivileged students in Coimbatore. On another front, Bosch continues to support three local schools for differently abled children to create a city that is welcoming of all abilities. Speaking about the educational programs, Sriram TV,RBEI Coimbatore center head said, "The stated vision of the Bosch group is 'creating value, sharing values'. Through our programs, we are investing in the future of our city’s youngsters and are certain that it will go a long way in aiding social and economic growth in the country.”
Commitment to the city of Coimbatore
Working with the local community to create a more vibrant city has been at the forefront of our activities. In 2016, RBEI employees in Coimbatore clocked in over 17,500 hours of volunteering. Volunteering is at the heart of our CSR activities at Bosch. We encourage social work both among our associates and in their communities, which in turn encourages them to lead their own initiatives. Through volunteering, we make people aware of the unlimited possibilities of every individual to be the change makers in society. In line with Bosch's vision for a ‘Clean and Green Coimbatore’, last year we supported seven environment drives and planted 690 saplings to increase the green cover across the city. Funds raised from the Bosch Coimbatore Run has seen the development of the Gandhima Nagar Park. “We are partnering with citizens, like minded corporates and NGOs towards a clean and green Coimbatore through afforestation drives, developing parks such as the Gandhima Nagar and GV Residency parks, and restoring lakes”, said Krishna A, Senior Vice President, RBEI.
We stand committed to working closely with Coimbatore for development – be it in bringing sustainable practices, or knowledge transfer of world-class technologies through the projects we work on. Bosch at Coimbatore is vibrant, diverse and dynamic. With the high-end technology developed from here, we want to help improve quality of life and conserve resources.
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited is a 100% owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world's leading global supplier of technology and services, offering end-to-end Engineering, IT and Business Solutions. With over 18,000 associates, it’s the largest software development centre of Bosch, outside Germany, indicating that it is the Technology Powerhouse of Bosch in India with a global footprint and presence in the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
About Bosch in India
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through nine companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Limited, Bosch Rexroth India Limited, Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Ltd. and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering India Pvt. Ltd. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 15 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 30,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.17,022 crores in 2015 of which ₨. 12,100 crores from third party. The Group in India has close to 14,000 research and development associates. In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 10,415 crores (1.4 billion euros) in 2015-16.
About the Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 450 subsidiaries 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
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