Bosch: Going digital in Vietnam for ASEAN and World

06:00 | 24/03/2021 Companies

(VEN) - Over 20 years of making its first footprint in Vietnam since 1994, Bosch Vietnam has grown strongly and become a massive enterprise with offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang and a Powertrain Solutions Plant in Dong Nai province. In addition, Bosch also operates a center for Research and Development for software engineering and business solutions (Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd.) and Automotive Research & Development Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

Robert Bosch engineering Vietnam (RBVH) was established in year 2010 with a vision of low-cost engineering support center for Bosch group. However, in last 10 years RBVH has come a long way from just being a support center to a leading development hub for Bosch group globally. The focused approach of Bosch Vietnam and availability of skilled workforce in Vietnam allow RBVH to be at forefront of innovation and digital transformation. Back in 2014, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel formed Industry 4.0 as growth driver for manufacturing, Bosch was among first few to devise a strategy to adapt it.

Baskaran, Managing Director of RBVH, said: “Bosch is an early adopter of Internet of things and is already on path of transforming itself as an IoT company by 2025. Bosch identifies Industry 4.0, Integrated campus using IoT as growth driver for world and ASEAN. Here in Vietnam, Bosch started setting up teams to work on these solutions as early as 2016. As of now at Bosch engineering Vietnam, more than 50 engineers work on product and solution for Industry 4.0 and Integrated campus. This talented pool of engineers is trained by Bosch experts in India and Germany for various skills required for developing and delivering solution for IoT and digital transformation.”

When asked, Aravind HS – Head of digital practice at Bosch engineering Vietnam explains that his team is working on solution and product for digital manufacturing and Integrated Campus. As per him the future of manufacturing will be dependent on how we optimize manufacturing value stream using different kind of data that get generated into process. He sees edge computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence as growth driver for factories of future. He explains, in factories collecting different kind of product and process data is first step of digital journey and for this, his team has already developed a solution called Device Bridge which can connect and collect data from a range of control system and sensors. As next step he suggests factories to implement manufacturing operation management and condition monitoring for real time data visualization and action using Nexeed Industrial application system from Bosch global portfolio of solution for connected industry.

Bosch is following a dual strategy of leading user and provider for new technology and solutions. Bosch became a carbon neutral company in early 2020.

My Phung