Bosch invests Rs 800 crore in Bengaluru Artificial Intelligence of Things-enabled (AIoT) campus

  • Bosch AIoT campus to be wholly Artificial Intelligence enabled.
  • It could host 10000 people upon completion.
  • The campus to be ready by 2022.

 

Bosch, a German technology and services company, is investing Rs 800 crore in enhancing its existing campus in Bengaluru to the Artificial Intelligence of Things-enabled (AIoT) ‘smart campus’, a company official said recently. The campus is expected to house the second-highest number of Bosch employees globally, said S. Bhattacharya, managing director of Bosch Ltd.

The 75-acre facility will be the base of the group’s various India companies, including the home appliances, power tools, powertrains and automotive aftermarket divisions. It could serve around 10,000 software engineers once it is completed.

The facility will be fully ready by June 2022, when the group completes 100 years of India’s presence.

“Bosch s innovative AIoT campus in Adugodi, which spans over 75 acres will be inaugurated in 2022, Bosch will invest more than Rs 800 crore to make it one of the most innovative campuses.

“The facility is going to be one of the biggest tech centres that we have in the entire globe and likely to be the largest outside Europe,” S. Bhattacharya said while having a virtual conference.

Pronouncing that the campus will allow the group to showcase “all our digital use cases”, he added, “In the middle of the city of Bengaluru, having one of the largest AIoT enabled Bosch campuses in the world, this will be a testimony of our living as a company.”

Bhattacharya said the campus, which had housed Bosch’s first plant in India initially, known as the ‘Bangalore plant’, is getting redeveloped into a “truly end-to-end smart campus”. The former manufacturing unit has been shifter on the way to Mysore.

When questioned about the potential employment in the improved campus, he said, “The campus is going to house most probably, the second-highest number of Bosch employees in the world. It already houses more than 3,000 software engineers, which will go up to a lot more, around 10,000 by the time we finish all the building.”

Bosch came to Karnataka in 1951, and “from 1953, we have been doing make in India”, he said, adding that “this campus is already existing for the last 68 years”.

“From people to mobility to non-mobility, we will have real use cases’ here, which we will show that they are established technologies. We are inaugurating the revised innovative campus in our 100 years of Bosch in India, which is 2022,” Bhattacharya said.

Bosch has 31,150 partners in India with 15 group companies and 16 manufacturing premises across the country.

Globally, the group has more than four lakh employees, out of which 73,000 are development engineers.

He further stated, “It is our duty as Bosch India to execute an ‘India agenda’ first as we have proclaimed to the whole government, ensuring that India as a neutral and non-aligned country shows itself to be extremely independent. I can promise you that Bosch India will play a vital role.”