Manufacturing sites in Germany and Austria
Custom-tailored industrial boilers
Bosch Industriekessel, the centre of expertise for large-scale and industrial boiler systems in Bosch's Thermotechnik division, has been part of the international Bosch Group since 2009. Every year it produces around 1,500 boiler systems for almost as many customers. Every product is unique, built to the customer's specific requirements. The industrial boilers are used in, for example, hotels, hospitals, local and district heating supply companies, and in the food, chemical and paper industry around the world.
Every day, Bosch Industriekessel project engineers – both in the office and out in the field – provide comprehensive, tailored advice to customers. There are some 80 service technicians and 20 sales engineers in Germany and Austria alone. Through close cooperation with planners and plant construction companies, Bosch Industriekessel is able to provide optimal support to its customers.
Manufacturing sites in Gunzenhausen and Schlungenhof
At its sites in Gunzenhausen and Schlungenhof, in the Lake District of Germany's Franconia region, Bosch Industriekessel manufactures steam boilers with capacities up to 55,000 kg/h, hot water boilers up to 38,000 kW and heating boilers up to 19,200 kW, as well as boiler house components and modules.
Thanks to state-of-the-art production machinery including automatic welding machines, plasma cutters and X-ray chambers, the company can consistently maintain the highest possible quality levels. In the last two years alone, around 10 million euros have been invested in the production and administrative buildings in Gunzenhausen and Schlungenhof. Of this, the largest single investment (1.1 million euros in total) was in the area of research and development. Following a year in construction, the new experimental test bay for hot water boilers was commissioned in June last year at the Gunzenhausen site. It is used for the experimental testing of new boilers with capacities between 50 and 5,000 kilowatts and boiler components, and for conducting acceptance trials for approvals. The new test bay represents an important step in the company's drive to innovate yet more intensively.
Shell boilers are produced at the Schlungenhof site. The factory here has a floor space of around 10,000 m². Components and modules are manufactured at the Gunzenhausen plant.
Bischofshofen manufacturing site
The heating boilers produced in Bischofshofen, Austria, range in capacity from 650 to 14,700 kW. The plant also produces back-up boilers for biomass power stations, which are necessary when normally used woodchips need to be supplemented or replaced by conventional fuels. There is also a training centre at Bischofshofen, which contributes to the popularity of this location. It was set up as part of a substantial programme of investments in the site following its acquisition by Bosch. The training centre has helped to further intensify contact between Bosch Industriekessel and its customers.
Heating boilers with capacities between 650 and 14,700 kW are produced at Bischofshofen, Austria.