Issued at 2020-12-21

The story began in 1795 when Georg Ludwig Rexroth launched the water-driven forge for iron production in the Spessart mountains in Germany. Rexroth founded what now is one of the oldest technology companies in the world. Part of the Bosch Group today, Bosch Rexroth AG's drive and control technologies are used by mechanical and plant engineering partners around the world. The company boasts approximately 31,000 employees, in more than 80 countries.

"Over the past 225 years, Bosch Rexroth has seized the opportunities offered by technological advances, turned them into innovations and adapted its business model to them,” said Rolf Najork, managing director of Robert Bosch GmbH with responsibility for the industrial technology division, and CEO of Bosch Rexroth AG.

The company was established during the French Revolution and at the start of the industrial revolution. The Rexroth family led the company through turbulent times and, when it took over an iron foundry, moved the company headquarters to Lohr am Main in 1850, where it remains to this day. Rexroth achieved a breakthrough at Hannover Messe in 1954 when it presented the first products from its new line of business – hydraulics. Later on, this is followed by electric drives and control systems, mobile electronics as well as linear motion and assembly technology. In 1975, Rexroth became part of Mannesmann AG. Following the merger with Bosch Automationstechnik, it has been part of the Bosch Group since 2001.

Source: Foundry Planet