The new center was inaugurated by Mr. Vijay Pandey, Regional Sales Director, Bosch Power Tools India. The store in Raipur is the 34 BSS in India. Spread over an area of approx 510 sq ft, the outlet has an exclusive demonstration area where
customers will get a chance to experience a complete range of the world famous Bosch Power
Tools. They can also look forward to expert advice on power tools. BSS is a premium retail
concept which enables an existing authorized Bosch Power Tool dealer to set up an attractive,
best in class display of the latest most innovative Bosch Power Tools. The latest BSS outlet in
Raipur dons a completely new, international look which follows the display concept and guidelines
used across the world, providing customers with a consistent Bosch brand experience.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vijay Pandey, Vice President, Bosch Power Tools India said,
“We are very happy to provide the entitlement of a BSS to M/S. Raipur Machine Tools, in Raipur
and look forward to an endearing relationship with them. The BSS helps provide a superior
experience to our valued customers while buying our all range of products and services. It also
enables our dealers to provide a total solution of service and sales under one roof”.
Raipur, the capital city of the newly formed Indian state of Chhattisgarh, is an important regional
commercial and industrial destination for the coal, power, steel and aluminium industries. Raipur
is among the richest cities and India’s biggest iron market; this has lead to the growth of
construction and metal industry in Raipur.
BSS is seen as a prestigious move for dealers for their excellent performance and loyalty to
Bosch. The selection of a BSS passes through criteria such as the business record, payment
terms, location etc., which is decided by a panel of Bosch Power Tools Management. As a BSS
dealer, M/S. Raipur Machine Tools is also entitled for extra support from Bosch in terms of
manpower and training. Commenting on their association with Bosch Power Tools, Mr. Nikhil Vyas, Proprietor - M/S.
Raipur Machine Tools said, “We are happy to be the first, one-of-its-kind BSS in Raipur and
very proud of being the chosen one. With Bosch’s world class innovative display methods and a
range of Bosch power tools under one roof, we are positive that our customers will be able to
make better, suitable choices, thereby offering greater customer satisfaction”.
Bosch Power Tools has extensive plans for India. The company has already opened 34 BSS
centers and plans to open up to more in 2011 all over the country.
About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial
technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion
euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and
regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in
roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth.
Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800
patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions
which are both innovative and beneficial.
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 up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital
of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. 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. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH
About Bosch in India:
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of automotive and industrial
technology, consumer goods and building technology. Additionally, Bosch also has in India, the largest
development centre, outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group
operates in India through six companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Limited, Bosch Rexroth
India Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt
Ltd, Bosch Electrical Drives India Pvt Ltd.. Bosch Limited operates in Automotive Technology, Industrial
Technology and Consumer goods & Building Technology business sectors. In India, Bosch set up its
manufacturing operation in 1953, which has grown over the years to 13 manufacturing sites and 4 development
centres employing some 19000 associates and generating a consolidated revenue of over Rs. 6400 crore in 2009
with Bosch Limited revenue alone nearly 4850 crores