Bosch is realigning its Building Technologies division to place future focus on its regional integrator business, with solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation. The company plans to sell most of the Building Technologies division’s product business. This includes the Video, Access and Intrusion, and Communication business units, and affects some 4,300 associates at more than 90 locations worldwide.
“We want to become one of the global leaders for systems integration in building technology and to seize the favorable opportunities for growth in this market. To achieve this, we need to consolidate. This is why we will in the future be focusing on systems integration as our core business,“ said Christian Fischer. As deputy chairman of the Bosch board of management, he is responsible for the company’s Energy and Building Technology and Consumer Goods business sectors.
“We are confident we will be able to find a buyer who will take over all three business units, and who will further strengthen the business and give it a secure future.” He explained that, for strategic reasons, Bosch does not intend to develop this business further. Thomas Quante, the president of Bosch Building Technologies, added: “The product business is excellently positioned for a promising future under a new owner: innovative products, highly skilled associates, and a market environment with attractive opportunities for growth.”
Following the realignment, the Building Technologies division will employ some 7,600 associates, and operate at 40 locations in 8 countries. As a brand-independent systems integrator with a wide-ranging portfolio of energy and building solutions, the division intends to benefit in the future from digitalisation and a growing customer demand for integrated, intelligent, and cross-domain solutions in the areas of building security, energy efficiency, and building automation.