Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL. In 2004, Bosch Rexroth Corporation had revenues of $953 million and more than 3,000 employees in the Americas.

The company’s technology groups include: Electric Drives and Controls in Hoffman Estates, IL; Hydraulics, with industrial hydraulics in Bethlehem, PA, and mobile hydraulics in Wooster, OH, and Fountain Inn, SC; Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies in Buchanan, MI, and Charlotte, NC; and Pneumatics in Lexington, KY. Bosch Rexroth also provides complete service and training activities across the Hydraulics and Electric Drives and Controls technology groups.

Bosch Rexroth AG — the parent company of Bosch Rexroth Corporation, with global headquarters in Lohr, Germany — achieved sales of $5.3 billion with more than 26,000 employees worldwide in 2004.

Bosch Rexroth AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. It was formed on May 1, 2001, from the merger of Bosch Automationstechnik and Mannesmann Rexroth AG. Robert Bosch GmbH was founded in 1886, while Rexroth was formed in 1795.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all leading drive and control technologies from a single source. Whether the application is hydraulics, electrics, pneumatics or mechanics, Rexroth develops individual or cross-technology solutions for every engineering challenge. During the development process, the company employs its applications expertise and know-how in various industries to ensure that customers receive a highly engineered, cost-effective solution for their particular application.

Rexroth provides goods and services to companies in virtually every industry. In fact, some 500,000 customers worldwide put their trust in Rexroth. Success stories can be found in a variety of industries, from automotive, machine tool and printing and converting to electronics, plastics, semiconductor and food and packaging.