26 November 2016 Current Affairs: BSH Household Appliances Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of home appliances, opened its first technology centre in India at Adugodi (Bengaluru).
Synonymous with German engineering and highest quality standards, BSH is globally renowned for its innovative and futuristic products and solutions sold under its total of 14 global brands.
The new 2,500-sq m centre will help BSH to further develop localised technologies for the Indian market and to become the heart of product development for the Asia Pacific region as well as emerging countries in South America and Africa. To begin with, the BSH Technology Centre Asia Pacific will focus on developing innovative technologies for the cooling and laundry categories, and gradually extend across categories.
The BSH Technology Centre Asia Pacific currently houses around 100 research scientists and plans on expanding the ambit to around 400 employees over the next three years. Committed to create a conducive environment to spur innovation, the technology centre boasts of a fun, transparent and dynamic environment, with employees across regions collaborating to enable fresh and innovative thinking.
BSH Hausgerate GmbH is a globally leading company in the home appliance sector with revenue of approximately € 12.6 billion in 2015 and more than 56,000 employees. BSH manufactures its products at around 40 factories and is represented by over 80 companies in approximately 50 countries. Alongside the global brands such as Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff, the portfolio comprises the local brands, namely Thermador, Balay, Coldex, Constructa, Pitsos, Profilo, Ufesa and Zelmer, as well as the label brands Junker and Viva.