Industrial & Mobile
1 May 2001
, Lohr am Main Germany
Dr. Karl Tragl
Hydraulic, Electric, Linear and Pneumatic Systems and Components
€6.443 Billion (2011)
Parent Robert Bosch GmbH
Bosch Rexroth 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. Rexroth in turn consisted of a number of individual brands that were the result of acquisitions. They include: [1 ]
Indramat GmbH Lohmann & Stolterfoht GmbH
Deutsche Star (Star Linear in the United States)
Bosch Rexroth employs over 38,000 people worldwide, and achieved total revenue of 6.443 Billion Euro in 2011.
Products and markets [ edit ]
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.
The industries Bosch Rexroth serves are primarily in
factory automation, mobile applications, and renewable energy generation. [4 ]
History [ edit ]
The company has its roots in 1795, when the Rexroth family established an
iron forge. Milestones include: [5 ]
The Rexroth family, with roots in the
Spessart region of Germany, acquires the “Höllenhammer”, a water-driven forge in Elsavatal, Germany.
The company acquires the Steinschen iron foundry in
Lohr am Main, Germany. Established transportation connections via rail and inland ship.
Development of a new
Reestablishment after the end of
World War II with the manufacture of cookware, pans, and irons, later also butcher machinery.
Start of production of standardized hydraulic components.
Acquired Indramat GmbH (
Neuwied am Rhein), moving it to Lohr am Main. This expanded the product offering to include electric control technology.
Mannesmann AG invests in Rexroth.
Acquisition of Hydromatik GmbH (
Elchingen, Germany), a supplier of hydraulic axial piston pumps and motors.
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.
Acquisition of Lohmann & Stolterfoht GmbH (
Witten, Germany), a gearing and coupling supplier.
Acquisition of Deutsche Star GmbH (
Schweinfurt, Germany), a supplier of linear technology.
Expansion into the business area of Pneumatics through Rexroth Pneumatik GmbH (
Transformation of Mannesmann Rexroth GmbH into a stock corporation.
Acquisition of REFU elektronik GmbH (
Metzingen, Germany), a frequency converter manufacturer.
Spin off of the Automation Technology group of Robert Bosch GmbH & merger with Mannesmann Rexroth AG, forming a new company called Bosch Rexroth AG.
Merger of the mobile and industrial service groups into a new product group "Service Hydraulics“.
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