Bosch Rexroth continues to support and influence vocational education and training for accelerated adoption of Industrial 4.0 best practices among the next generation of students in Thailand

Information Technology Press Releases Wednesday November 20, 2019 15:56
Bangkok--20 Nov--ABM Connect
Bosch's participation at the Worlddidac Asia 2019 Forum in Bangkok underscores its commitment to accelerate Thailand's transition to a knowledge-based economy

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things rapidly change the way work is undertaken in diverse industries and businesses. For Bosch, Industry 4.0 is not about replacing existing workers with machines, it is structured for the advanced training of existing and new workers and easing their understanding and practical use of web-enhanced technologies and solutions as they transition into today's digitalized economies.

As a leading specialist in drive and control technology, Bosch has a unique level of technological expertise as both an internal user and external provider. This dual experience is applied in the development of training courses, systems, learning tools and didactic materials.

"Bosch's vision for the Factory of the Future in Thailand, as in other countries, requires that employees adapt to and embrace some dramatically new skill sets that cover the entire manufacturing process – everything from data mining to the use of augmented reality," said Mr. Nikolay Kurnosov, General Manager for Bosch Rexroth Thailand.

At the Worlddidac Asia 2019 in Bangkok, Bosch presented its eLearning, eTraining, and practical training systems, all of which collectively guide aspiring professionals with the help of multimedia, illustrations, animations and videos. Learning curves are flatter and more manageable when complex facts, processes and issues are met with practical, easy-to-understand solutions and case studies.

Formerly known as the Asia Education Leadership Forum, Worlddidac is a global trade association created to work with all education sectors and relevant associations to develop and improve the education sector. Worlddidac members are manufacturers of educational materials, dealers, distributors, international associations, governmental institutions, schools, universities and private entrepreneurs working in business education at all levels and in all fields.

Together with its partner, JET (Thailand) Company Limited, Bosch Rexroth presented conference participants with highlights of its tailor-made education models and school curriculums that provide an important and practical foundation, and are aimed at specific target groups in a wide variety of courses in hydraulics, pneumatics, mechatronics and automation.

Rexroth displayed mMS4.0, a modular mechatronics training system that gives students practical user case experiences in real manufacturing settings using standard industrial components instead of simulated models.

Thailand's Deputy Minister of Education, Dr.Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, and the Chairman of the Forum & Honorary President Didacta Association, Dr.Wassilios Fthenakis, visited Bosch Rexroth's booth and were welcomed by Mr. Nikolay Kurnosov.

Addressing Thailand's need and resolve to rise and meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, Mr. Kurnosov concluded by stating that, "The constant phase of technological breakthroughs affecting the practicality of school curriculums and businesses such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and robotics, have resulted in dramatic changes in manufacturing and automation processes. This poses challenges and opportunities for students and employees. Having implemented connected solutions in virtually all its roughly 280 plants already, Bosch continues to view these challenges as a welcome part of a practical learning curve and also as something to be overcome by Bosch's proven working model."

About Bosch in Thailand

Bosch´s history in Thailand started in 1923. Bosch has diversified businesses in the country in all four of its business sectors of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The company has two manufacturing plants for mobility solutions, and a facility for the sales and services of hydraulic equipment and machinery in Rayong. In 2018, Bosch in Thailand employed around 1,500 associates. Additional information is available at www.bosch.co.th and https://www.facebook.com/BoschThailand.

About Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life." The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online atwww.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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