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Bosch Building Technologies announces India assembly line with local fire detectors – Avenar

The new facility at Naganathapura reinforces Bosch’s commitment to ‘Make in India’

Somdatta Sen

Somdatta Sen


Bengaluru, India – Bosch Building Technologies, a global leader in innovative safety and security solutions, opens its maiden assembly line in India for fire alarm solutions with the first made in India fire detector – Avenar. Adhering to Bosch India’s continued focus on customer centricity and localization, this strategic initiative aims to cater to the rising market demands in India, increase supply chain efficiency, and ensure sustained profitable growth.

Recognized as a key market for Bosch Building Technologies, India offers an expansive and dynamic landscape with escalating demand for advanced safety and security solutions. Increased focus on infrastructure and construction, coupled with significant investments across industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare and residential, drive strong demand for Bosch’s fire alarm solutions.

“The launch of the assembly line for Building Technologies reaffirms our commitment to 'Make in India' and delivering tailored, easily accessible advanced safety solutions for our customers. This decision not only improves our production capabilities but also supports local economies and harnesses India's talented workforce,” said Guruprasad Mudlapur, President of the Bosch Group in India and Managing Director, Bosch Limited.

“India is rapidly emerging as one of our largest global markets, poised to become the largest within two years. Given this growth trajectory, we strongly believe that it’s the right time to manufacture locally. Our approach is strategic, in line with the market dynamics and our business development,” said Michael Hirsch, Vice President of the Business Unit Fire at Bosch Building Technologies.

The Bosch AVENAR Fire detectors represent the pinnacle of advanced fire detection technology, combining precision, reliability, and innovation to ensure optimal safety in diverse environments. Seven variants of AVENAR detectors are now being manufactured in India, marking a significant milestone in the industry.

The new facility for Building Technologies is located within the Naganathapura plant. Established in 1989, the plant is home to around 2,000 workers involved in electronics manufacturing with a major focus on mobility.

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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 twelve companies: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Bosch Global Software Technologies Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, BSH Household Appliances Manufacturing Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited, Mivin Engg.Technologies Private Limited and KBWiper Systems India Private Ltd. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 17 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 38,700 associates and generated consolidated sales of about Rs. 30,368 crores (3.7 billion euros) in fiscal year 2022-23 of which Rs. 18,945 crores (2.3 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over Rs. 14,929 crores (1.67 billion euros) in fiscal year 2022-23.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves 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 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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