Bosch awarded for its smart home

Bosch was named “Connected Home Company of the Year” in the 6th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today. The German brand offers a range of home appliances across its product categories to be remotely controlled and monitored with a single app. Many of these innovations are integrated with the Home Connect smart platform, allowing consumers to remotely monitor and control their major appliance from a smart device.

«While we seek to bring excitement into the home, Bosch has a firm belief that appliances and technology should first offer true value in simplifying everyday life, rather than innovating something just for the sake of innovation – said Bosch Senior Brand Manager, Diana Lunzer-. We believe that connectivity should begin with a superior appliance, automating the mundane while still allowing users to enjoy kitchen and household activities without the gimmicks.»

The Home Connect app works with Bosch ovens, cooktops, range hoods, refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee machines, and laundry pairs. The one-stop app allows users to intelligently manage and organize household tasks while controlling functionality, receiving alerts, and automating certain processes with each appliance.

Bosch new lines launch at IFA2022

For all those who want to be more sustainable in their use of energy and resources, but also more mindful of how they treat themselves, Bosch will be presenting a variety of new options at IFA 2022.

New, extremely efficient premium washing machines and dryers

Washing machine in energy efficiency class (EEC) A
State-of-the-art i-DOS dosing technology with new detergent scan
Iron Assist to easily remove wrinkles from fabrics
New Mini Load option for economically washing small loads
Access to numerous extra features when connected to Home Connect, e.g. communication between washing machine and dryer for optimized program selection, downloading of additional programs, personalized notifications
New Series 8 premium ovens with Steam Function Plus

Healthier preparation methods, better preservation of vitamins, better nutrition, stress-free cooking and eating, all thanks to Steam Function Plus (steam cooking at up to 120°C)
Healthy deep-frying with the new Air Fry function
Improved sensor technology for more precise cooking, including cooking time prediction plus additional support from the Home Connect app and a new camera in the oven
Series 8 ovens from Bosch in a new design with a digital control ring and large TFT touch display

New Bosch Unlimited 7 ProHygienic Aqua is a vacuum cleaner and mop in one

2in1 DynamicAqua enables simultaneous vacuuming and mopping
Removable 250 ml fresh water tank
Automatic water dosing: mop pads are always moistened with the right amount of water to effectively yet gently remove stains
Powerful TurboSpin motor
Unlimited flexibility thanks to foldable tube, convenient storage handle, self-standing function, and nozzle foot release
As part of the Power for All Alliance, the battery is also compatible with many other devices from Bosch and other brands such as Gardena, Wagner or Rapid

New Bosch ErgoMaster Series 6 hand blender

Dynamic speed control Extra large lever for all speeds
Integrated switch-on lock: Easy unlock for effortless one-handed usage
Performance drive F High-performance motor delivering up to 1200W incl. effective air cooling to ensure less overheating – with 10-year motor warranty.
QuattroBlade System Pro Extra sharp 4-bladed stainless-steel knife with flow boosters for optimal flow and superior blending performance

The smart kitchen comes to life with the Smart Kitchen Dock

Our global brands present the Smart Kitchen Dock – a voice-first smart display specifically for the kitchen. The device is a smart speaker that turns into a smart display to bundle a variety of functions from Amazon Alexa and the Home Connect ecosystem.

  • Touchless cooking with gesture control for recipe apps (in combination with the user’s tablet or smartphone).
  • Seamless integration of Amazon Alexa

Bosch to launch innovations at IFA

Harald Friedrich, managing director of Robert Bosch Haushaltsgeräte GmbH, announced several world innovations for the upcoming IFA. They include Series 8 washing machines and tumble dryers with numerous new features and programmes. The appliances have newly designed digital programme selectors which feature connectivity via Home Connect and a common design theme. Another innovation is the Series 8 built-in baking ovens which feature steaming and air frying functions. Friedrich hinted at further innovations, in particular in the steamer range, at IFA 2022. With our new Solitaire The Waterbase brand, BSH is presenting a world innovation at IFA 2022 that meets the latest in room interior, living and kitchen concept demands. The Infinity Cover conceals the kitchen sink without affecting its functionality. It creates an integrated surface and uniform style. The tap fittings feature Hydronic Select, with six options available from ice cold to boiling, still and bubbly water. A touch display allows for intuitive control. Integrated storage solutions in the Smart Body let washing up utensils elegantly disappear. “

Power Briefing by Siemens:

Siemens Hausgeräte is focused closely on our changing living conditions. Michael Mehnert, managing director of Siemens Hausgeräte, announced a new trend report which is due to be presented at IFA 2022. According to Mehnert, one product innovation which especially stands for a quality of life is the fully automated coffee maker. Siemens is presenting its new EQ 900 model in Berlin. It features an automatic, intelligent bean variety detector that brings out the coffee taste to the full. Mehnert also announced the iQ 700 baking oven series which brings AI into play with cooking.

Dr. Matthias Metz to become new CEO of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Dr. Matthias Metz (51) will take over as CEO of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the global business of the home appliance manufacturer with more than 62,000 employees and a global production network of 40 factories worldwide. Metz is currently leading the Consumer Markets Segment at ZEISS Group and brings many years of international expertise in branded consumer business to BSH

Matthias Metz, currently a member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group, will move to Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturer as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management on October 1, 2022
Metz will take over the CEO role currently held on an interim basis by BSH CFO Dr. Gerhard Dambach

Record results for BSH group

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) achieved its highest-ever turnover in the 55 years of its existence for the second consecutive year. In the 2021 fiscal year, BSH generated turnover of €15.6 billion, or a year-over-year increase of over 12%.

News of the record results have come at the same time as an announcement by group CEO and Chairwoman, Carla Kriwet, that she would be leaving the company for personal reasons. Her departure on April 30, 2022, was, she said, in order to continue her professional career outside the Bosch Group.

BSH grew its turnover sharply in all regions in the 2021 fiscal year. The manufacturer benefited from global demand for high-quality home appliances, its strong global brand portfolio, and innovative digital services for consumers.

BSH remains the undisputed market leader in the Europe region, growing its turnover by 9% last year. In particular, it recorded good growth in the major Western European markets, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy, as well as Northern Europe and Turkey.

BSH increased its turnover in the Americas (USA and Canada) by a strong 23%.

BSH posted an 18% year-over-year increase in turnover for the Asia-Pacific/Africa region as a whole. BSH was able to grow its turnover by 17% year-over-year in the Chinese market, the largest in the region. BSH remains the leading non-Chinese home appliance manufacturer in China.

The strongest turnover driver in the 2021 fiscal year was the Refrigeration product category, which posted a year-over-year growth of 20%, followed by the product category Cooking (ovens +14%, cooktops and ventilation +13%). Turnover in Laundry Care grew by 9%. Dish Care grew its turnover by 7%. Small appliances (consumer products), such as automatic coffee machines, food processors and vacuum cleaners, also performed positively, growing by 9%.

BSH’s Customer Service, which has won multiple awards, likewise increased its turnover by 4% year-over-year. The approximately 15,000 BSH customer service staff and their service partners continued supporting consumers in some 50 countries without interruption in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic.

growing its local development centres in China, Egypt and Mexico, and with its expanded and new production facilities in those regions, BSH is underscoring its aim to place a stronger focus on addressing the specific needs of consumers in different markets. At the same time, regional production reduces transport routes and supply chains, thus making a major contribution to decreasing CO2 emissions.

Research and development spending in 2021 rose by €47m to €755m, or 5% of the total turnover. The focus moving forward will remain on consumer-centric innovations, IoT solutions, digitalisation of the entire value chain, and establishing a functioning circular economy.
BSH’s development and production operations at all its locations worldwide have been carbon-neutral since 2020. Since September 2021, BSH has procured green steel from Salzgitter AG with a 66% lower carbon footprint to manufacture washing machines at its Polish plant in Łódź. In addition, BSH also aims for all of its locations to be completely supplied with green electricity by 2030.

BSH increasingly uses recycled materials to produce new appliances – its target is for the home appliances it makes to contain a minimum of 25% recycled materials by 2025. That percentage is to be at least doubled to 50% by 2030. At the same time, BSH set the goal of increasing the proportion of recyclable materials contained in its appliances to at least 80% by 2025 and at least 95% by 2030.

BSH continues to invest in new business models, such as the “Refurbished” pilot project recently launched in Austria. For the first time, professionally refurbished Bosch washing machines are offered for sale along with a manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, consumers have been able to lease home appliances in Germany and the Netherlands under the subscription model of BlueMovement since 2021. The sharing model WeWash was launched in 2016 and offers residents in large condominiums in Germany and Austria the option of booking a washing machine by app and cashless payment for each washing cycle.


Bosch virtual tool

Bosch introduce the new
Kitchen Package Builder – a virtual tool designed to help you easily envision what Bosch appliances will look like in the kitchen. You can select appliances, customize cabinetry and change kitchen layouts through the interactive tool. To start designing your dream space, visit https://www.bosch-home.com/us/kitchen-planning-resources/

Global small domestic appliance (SDA) market is forecast to reach $581.6bn (€508.5bn) by 2030

According to a new report by by Research and Markets, the global small domestic appliance (SDA) market is forecast to reach $581.6bn (€508.5bn) by 2030, registering a CAGR of 13.0% from 2021 to 2030.

The main drivers for growth include growing demand from an increasingly urbanised population, increased personal disposable income, and affordable credit facilities. Another significant factor in the upward trend is a surge in innovation in home appliances, encouraging consumers to replace their old models with new “smarter” versions.

According to Research and Markets’ report, the COVID-19 pandemic has also positively impacted the overall growth of the small domestic appliances market.

It says that during the lockdown period, people were choosing to invest in their homes, including the replacement of their old appliances with smart and advanced models.

In addition, due to an increased focus on health, small domestic appliances that promote greater levels of hygiene also saw an uptick.

Europe gained significant share in the global small domestic appliances market in 2020 and is expected to sustain its share during the forecast period, the report said.

A considerable growth rate is anticipated for new, advanced and smart residential and commercial appliances for the residential and commercial segment. In addition, there has been a huge increase in demand from the major countries in Europe such as France, Spain, the UK and Russia.

Increasing preference for a hassle-free lifestyle and growing industrial application of air purifiers and vacuum cleaners
are all supporting the growth of small domestic appliances in the region, the report stated. Product innovation and quick adoption for the technologically advanced appliances are further adding to the growth of the small domestic appliances market in Europe.

At the same time, high prices and high popularity of both residential and commercial small domestic appliance brands has led to the advent of counterfeit brands, the report said. These are generally prevalent in the developing economies where customers are highly price-sensitive, Research and Markets commented. This factor is said to restrict the sale of the existing original small domestic appliances brands in these regions.

The major players operating in the market, according to Research and Markets, include Koninklijke Philips N.V., The Whirlpool Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Bosch, Electrolux AB, Panasonic Corporation, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., The Middleby Corporation, Morphy Richards, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

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