BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday visited the facilities of Bosch GmbH, the German multi-national in Bangalore. Innovation and skills development was the focus of the visit.
At the the Bosch Vocational Center (BVC), Modi and Merkel were taken through the Bosch India activities. They were taken around the the training facility, that was set up in 1961. The centre has trained 2,500 apprentices in various skills.
Senior officers from the company made presentations on three topics: Data Analytics and data mining that can help to assess the severity of accidents; Industry 4.0, connected smart manufacturing, while the third presentation was about Bosch health care devices.
Later speaking to mediapersons, Dr. Steffen Berns, President of the Bosch Group in India described the visit as "once in a lifetime opportunity.'' The presentation on Industry 4.0, which is about connected smart manufacturing and the use of robotics and virtual reality in manufacturing sector was of special significance in view of the Make in India concept. "Industry 4.0 has a great potential in India,'' Berns said.
The Bosch India chief said that over the medium and long-term, the company expects to see positive development in India. "The Indian government is systematically addressing key issues. We are confident that this will positively impact the country’s development,” said he.
Bosch, he said, sees opportunities for its products and solutions in areas such as mobility, infrastructure, industry, energy and security.