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125 Years of Bosch – Invented for Life

May 18, 2011

From Technology Pioneer to Successful Global Player

  • Company founded by Robert Bosch 125 years ago
  • Innovative strength, an internationl presence,, and diversification bring the company success
  • Bosch presence in the U.S. established in 1906; local celebrations planned

In 2011, The Bosch Group is celebrating its 125th anniversary, as well as the 150th anniversary of its founder’s birth. On Nov. 15, 1886, Robert Bosch established his “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart, Germany, laying the foundation for what has become a leading global supplier of technology and services.

A pioneer in globalization, Bosch does business through more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in more than 60 countries with a workforce of some 285,000 associates. Bosch entered the U.S. market in 1906, and today the company employs more than 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“Bosch’s 125 years of success have been driven by innovative solutions that enhance the quality of life, the dedication of our associates and the partnerships with our customers,” said Peter Marks, chairman, president and CEO, Robert Bosch LLC and member of the Bosch board of management. “100 years ago, the company generated more sales in the U.S. than in Europe. Today, we continue to build upon the legacy of globalization inspired by the entrepreneurial vision of our founder.”

DIMO celebrated this milestone as well as a relationship of over 50 years with world renowned Bosch.

DIMO partners Manitowoc Cranes

May 6, 2011

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) will be adding another feather to its cap of world class brands with the addition of Potain Tower Cranes from Manitowoc.

Manitowoc is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including Manitowoc lattice-boom cranes, Potain tower cranes, Grove mobile telescopic cranes and National Crane boom trucks. Manitowoc also offers comprehensive and advanced service and support through Manitowoc Crane Care.

Potain is a world leader in tower crane production, producing three families of tower cranes including self-erecting cranes, ranging from 1 t to 7.98 t capacity, top slewing cranes, ranging from 7.98 t to 64 t capacity and custom-designed special application cranes which can reach capacities of 160 t.
Grove offers a full range of mobile hydraulic cranes comprising all terrain, rough terrain, truck mounted and industrial cranes. Manitowoc crawler cranes are available in 16 units, ranging from 73 t to 2,300 t capacity.

Manitowoc has regional offices in over 20 countries globally, has manufacturing facilities in nine countries and a wide dealer network spanning all over Asia Pacific.

MRF Launches Eco-Friendly Car Radial Tyres

MRF Limited, India’s largest tyre company, released the MRF ZSLK series tyres across the country today.
A premium eco-friendly, tubeless tyre MRF ZSLK has evolved as a result of MRF’s continuous R&D and expertise based on the exacting requirements of Indian Customers and road conditions. The MRF ZSLK tyres are made from unique silica- based rubber compounds which have been tested extensively on Indian road conditions with emphasis on endurance, wet and dry braking.

The dual steel belt, internal construction and sidewalls have been engineered to provide optimum durability and comfort.

Fuel-efficiency is the main feature of the ZSLK range of tyres, MRF’s contribution to the green drive. The tread compound of these radial tyres, reinforced by silica, provides lower rolling resistance, with overall fuel efficiency as the resultant outcome. Tests conducted by TUV, Germany which tested MRF ZSLK tyres in size 175/65 R14 revealed rolling resistance at different levels lower than ordinary carbon black by over 10%.