Bosch India pledges INR 50 Crores to combat COVID-19 spread in India

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Bengaluru/ Kolkata, 15 April 2020 – With the increasing number of positive Covid−19 cases in the nation, Bosch India steps in to help the government and citizens combat the crisis. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Bosch Group in India immediately donated INR 5 crores to PM CARES FUND and pledged additional INR 45 crores for various community welfare initiatives.

In-line with its commitment to work towards the benefit of the society at-large, Bosch India has started various welfare initiatives to help the underprivileged. It has been supplying cooked meals from its kitchen in Bidadi plant and through the Art of Living Foundation to about 4,000 migrant workers and other needy individuals, on a daily basis. Till date, Bosch has already supported around 1,500 needy families by supplying ration packets during the current nationwide lockdown.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, President, Bosch Group in India and Managing Director, Bosch Limited, said, “Bosch has always been a socially responsible and value driven organization that emphasizes and works towards the needs of the communities and neighborhoods around its areas of operation. It is indeed a tough time for the nation. In-line with the Prime Minister Modi’s call for action, we humbly pledge to extend our support and cooperate with Government as we collaboratively fight against this global crisis.”

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, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin  Engg.Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.21,450 crores* (2.66 billion euros) in 2018 of which ₨. 15,824 crores*(1.96 billion euros) from third party. The Group in India has close to 18,000 research and development associates.
In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 12,460 crores (1.54 billion euros) in 2018. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in

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