Bosch Rexroth

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Bosch Rexroth
Industry Industrial & Mobile
Founded 1 May 2001
Headquarters Lohr am Main, Germany
Key people
Rolf Najork (since 1.02.2016)
Products Hydraulics, Electric Drives & Controls, Tightening Systems, Linear Motion, Assembly Technologies
Revenue Increase €6.443 Billion (2011)
Increase ???
Number of employees
38,384 (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.[1] Rexroth in turn consisted of a number of individual brands that were the result of acquisitions. They include:

  • Indramat GmbH
  • Mannesmann AG
  • Hydromatik GmbH
  • Brueninghaus GmbH
  • Lohmann & Stolterfoht GmbH
  • Deutsche Star / Star Linear
  • Mecman Pneumatics
  • Uchida
  • Hägglunds

Bosch Rexroth employs over 38,000 people worldwide, and achieved total revenue of 6.443 Billion Euro in 2011.[2]

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.[3]


The company has its roots in 1795, when the Rexroth family established an iron forge.[4] Milestones include:

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.


  1. ^ "Bosch Rexroth history". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Bosch Rexroth Facts and Figures". Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Bosch Rexroth Products". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Bosch Rexroth history" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-11-22. 

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