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Bosch in India
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 thirteen 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 and Precision Seals Manufacturing 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.
Facts and figures
Bosch Group in India employs over 31,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about ₨.19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in fiscal year 2020 of which ₨. 14,011 crores*(1.78 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates. In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in 2020.
Managing Director, Bosch Limited & Regional President, Bosch Group in India
Soumitra Bhattacharya has been associated with the Bosch Group for more than 24 years. A Chartered Accountant by profession, over the years he has handled roles as varied as Vice President, Commercial Functions for the Nashik and Jaipur plants of Bosch in India and also served as the General Manager of Robert Bosch GmbH’s Feuerbach Plant, the company’s largest diesel systems manufacturing facility and one of its oldest.
He was the CFO of Bosch India from 2011 till 2018 and, in 2016, took over the CEO role as well. He is currently the Managing Director of Bosch Limited and the President of Bosch Group in India. As Managing Director of Bosch Limited, he handles a unique role heading the only publicly listed company in the Bosch Group worldwide.
A firm believer in collaboration and the importance of teamwork in building innovative, future-ready organizations, Soumitra is currently spearheading a transformative initiative at Bosch India to ensure the organization becomes a leading provider of IoT solutions while leveraging its unrivalled expertise in operational and manufacturing excellence. The ultimate aim of this transformation initiative, named Lakshya, is to make Bosch India a tech agnostic provider of holistic solutions that are affordable and India-specific innovations.
Soumitra has a keen interest in start-ups and new businesses – prior to Bosch, he had worked at the TATA group where he was the founding member of the Tanishq brand for the Titan Company Ltd. He also worked at INDAL, the core aluminum business of the ALCAN group, and he was also a founding member of its electronics business.
Cross-cultural exchange and international relations between Europe and Asia have been areas where Soumitra has an active interest. He has been able to contribute positively to building stronger commercial ties between Europe and India when serving in executive management positions at Bosch’s facilities in Germany and Turkey.
During his stints as Chairman (2013-2014) for the Karnataka State Council for CII in India (Confederation of Indian Industry) and as current Co-Chair for Skills Committee-CII at the National Level and as a CII National Council Member, Soumitra has been able to further share his passion for business excellence, building agile corporate environments, economics and finance. He has also spoken and given lectures on these and other topics at some of the world’s leading management institutions and business forums.
He is married to Dr. (Mrs.) Chandana Bhattacharya who runs her own NGO. His son Aditya works in the US while his daughter Ayesha is embarking on a legal career. Outside of work, his interests include travelling, sports, photography and social service.
Board of Management, Bosch Limited
S C Srinivasan
S C Srinivasan
Mr. S C Srinivasan (Srini Srinivasan), Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, joined Bosch Limited in February 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant with over two decades of experience in Corporate strategy, Treasury, Mergers & Acquisition, Investor Relations, Business CFO, Supply chain finance and operational excellence, Business & functional transformation, Leadership and talent management. He has worked in India, Singapore, United Kingdom and Germany. He is well experienced in leading large multicultural and multi-location teams.
Prior to joining Bosch he was associated with the Unilever group, in India as well as overseas, for 27 years. Srini Srinivasan joined Unilever group in 1989 and served in various capacities as Factory Accountant, Management Accountant - Beverages, Sales Commercial Manager - East, Corporate Accountant and Commercial Manager Exports in the Foods business until 1998. He was seconded to Unilever, London as Group Financial Accountant and then as Strategic Analyst – Corporate Strategy Group between 1998 and 2002. Returning to India in mid-2002, he was Commercial Manager – Home and Personal Care business, Chief Buyer, Vice President Treasury, M&A and Investor Relations between 2002 and 2010. He was seconded to Unilever between 2011 and 2016 as Vice President Supply Chain Finance - Asia, Africa, Middle East, Turkey & Russia and later as Vice President- Business & Finance Services.
Srini Srinivasan has keen interest in education for under privileged, especially in remote areas. He is the co-founder of Golden Mile Learning, a NGO implementing e-learning and sustainable development in high altitude areas in Ladakh. Started in 2013, the digital learning project now covers 25 schools benefitting more than 5,000 children.
Executive Vice President, Sales, Bosch Limited India
Sandeep N is Executive Vice President, Sales, Bosch Limited India (IN/ES IN/EO) India, from January 1 2020 onwards.
Sandeep N was born in 1971 in Bangalore, India. He is married and has a son. After completion of under graduation in 1988, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Mysore.
He has a keen interest in sketching, traveling and reading (with specific interest in world history and Indology).
Career milestones in the Bosch Group
• 1992 - Technical Graduate Trainee, Bosch Limited, India
• 1994 - Regional OE Sales account for Cummins Engines Company, USA
• 1997 - Resident Engineer in Bosch, Diesel Systems (Stuttgart, Germany)
• 1999 - Bosch resident engineer in Cummins Engines Company, USA
• 2001 - Regional Sales account for Diesel Systems (Tata Motors, Mahindra)
• 2007 - Key account sales responsibility for Bosch Diesel Systems Passenger Car India
• 2008 - Additional key account responsibility for Gasoline Systems, India
• 2011 - Regional President for Gasoline Systems India
• 2015 - Additional responsibility for 2 wheeler and power sports business in India
• 2016 - Senior Vice President Business Unit Fuel Injection, Gasoline Systems Division, Germany
• 2019(Sept 20th) - He is a Non-Executive Director of ZF Steering Gear (India) Limited
Executive VP, Head of Manufacturing Strategy and Quality Head of Manufacturing Operations Powertrain Solutions India
Karsten Mueller, Executive VP, Head of Manufacturing Strategy and Quality, Head of Manufacturing Operations Powertrain Solutions India, has been associated with the Bosch Group since 1991.
His professional passion is developing manufacturing towards world class level through advanced and connected manufacturing approaches based on a clear understanding of lean manufacturing principles.
He believes that Key for success is the development of people towards this understanding and creating a data driven improvement organization in which all associates and leaders act as self-responsible entrepreneurs.
Career milestones in the Bosch Group
• 1991 – Hildesheim Plant Germany (Starter Motors and Batteries): Member of the junior manager Program
• 1992 – Cardiff Plant GB (Alternators): Manufacturing Engineer ramp up of new stator line for Compact Alternators
• 1993 – Hildesheim Plant Germany (Starter Motors and Batteries): Assistant to SVP technical Plant Manager, Introduction of Mini Factories at Plant
• 1995 – Hildesheim Plant Germany (Starter Motors and Batteries): Manufacturing Engineer Machining and Cold Forging
• 1996 – Daian Plant, Denso Japan: Exchange Engineer at ABS Manufacturing, studies of lean Manufacturing
• 1998 – Hildesheim Plant Germany (Starter Motors and Batteries): Leader Mini Factory of Transmission Gear
• 2002 – Hildesheim Plant Germany (Starter Motors and Batteries): Department Lead of 4 Mini Factories
• 2004 – Stuttgart Corporate Headquarter: VP, Introduction of Bosch Production System
• 2006 – Homburg Plant Germany (Diesel Systems): VP, Section Manager Common Rail Products Passenger Cars
• 2011 – Jihlava Plant, Czech Republic (Diesel Systems): SVP, Technical Plant Manager
• 2018 – Powertrain Systems Headquarter: SVP, Head of Manufacturing Strategy Worldwide
• 2020 – Robert Bosch India Limited: SVP, Head of Manufacturing Strategy and Quality, Head of Manufacturing Operations Powertrain Solutions India
In this capacity he also heads Safety, Security, and Crisis Management in Bosch India.
Mr. Karsten Mueller, born on 08th August 1965 in Hannover, Germany, is a mechanical engineering degree holder from Technical University Hannover. He has been working for Bosch for 29 years. Mr. Mueller started his career in Bosch as a junior management program member in Hildesheim plant, Germany. During these 29 years of association, he has worked in several management positions mainly in Manufacturing, Quality, Safety, Project Management and Corporate functions. His last position was Senior Vice President responsible for worldwide Manufacturing Strategy at Powertrain Solutions caring for more than 50 sites worldwide. He has varied experience in the divisions like Electrical Drives, Powertrain Solutions and Corporate HeadquartersBosch Production System Mr. Mueller has worked in countries like in Great Britain for 1 year, in the Czech Republic for 4 years, in Japan for 2 years. From Jan 2020, he has started his assignment in India.
Mr. Mueller is married and has 2 sons. Mr. Mueller likes Sports, he has played Filed-hockey on an international level in earlier times and recently moved to Golf which gives him and his wife the opportunity to spend time together while enjoying, being outside and being active.