Bosch Thermotechnology China’s new “green” headquarters inaugurated in Shanghai

The 2021 White Paper on Systems in China's Urban Household Heating 4.0 Era published, the first one in the industry


  • The new China headquarters is designed to meet the green goals for “peak carbon emissions” and “carbon neutrality”
  • The 2021 White Paper on Systems in China’s Urban Household Heating 4.0 Era redefines the industry standard

Shanghai — on May 20, 2021, the inauguration ceremony of Bosch Thermotechnology China’s new headquarters and the announcement ceremony of The 2021 White Paper on Systems in China’s Urban Household Heating 4.0 Era took place in Jiading, Shanghai. Guests who attended the ceremonies and delivered speeches include officials from the Jiading District Government and the Malu Township Government, experts from the China Gas Heating Speciality Committee, representative of BSRIA Business Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Dr. Chen Yudong, President of Bosch (China) Investment Ltd., Mr. Zheng Dazhi, President of Bosch Thermotechnology Asia Pacific, Ms. Sally Chen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bosch Thermotechnology China, Mr. Lu Ailin, Vice President of Production Management at Bosch Thermotechnology China, as well as people who represent Bosch Thermotechnology China’s distribution partners. Together, they witnessed the inauguration of the new headquarters and the announcement of the industry’s first white paper on household heating systems.

Bosch Thermotechnology China’s new headquarters is located in Shanghai’s Jiading District with over 15,000 square meters of factory building. The factory has 3 production lines for gas heating boilers and 2 production lines for gas water heaters with an annual production capacity of 300,000 units and 200,000 units respectively. The facility is home to all the core operations of Bosch Thermotechnology China, including the production base, the R&D center, the sales & marketing center, and the after-sales service center. It not only has a high-standard IT network and Manufacturing Execution System (MES), but also has an upgraded supply chain & logistics management system.

In addition, in response to the national “14th Five-Year Plan” as well as the development philosophy recently proposed by the Shanghai Municipal Government for deepening the green & low-carbon development model and reinforcing the integrated application of renewable energy in buildings, the new headquarters has also set an example for being green and environment-friendly. For example, the water for testing in the production process can be recycled and reused, the rooftop of the factory building is also covered by solar panels, and green energy will be an important energy source driving the facility’s production activities and daily operations.

“The inauguration of Bosch Thermotechnology China’s new headquarters means that Bosch Thermotechnology has entered a new development stage in China and across Asia Pacific. This facility also functions as the headquarters of Bosch Thermotechnology Asia Pacific. It is the ‘bridgehead’ of Bosch Thermotechnology to China and the entire Asia Pacific region, and will enable us to provide better products and services for our customers in the region,” said Zheng Dazhi, President of Bosch Thermotechnology Asia Pacific,. “Meanwhile, the construction of the headquarters and its future operations have taken the need for saving energy and reducing emissions into full consideration, so this is the green headquarters in its real sense.”

With the inauguration of the new headquarters, Bosch Thermotechnology also published The 2021 White Paper on Systems in China’s Urban Household Heating 4.0 Era, the first one in the industry. Jointly produced by the China Gas Heating Speciality Committee, BSRIA Business Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and Bosch Thermotechnology, the white paper provides a systematic study and professional description of the development history, application scenarios, and user habits of household heating for China’s urban residents. At the same time, the white paper has also defined the systems in the Household Heating 4.0 era characterized by being energy efficient, smart & connected, and upgraded for comfort, and has examined and provided an outlook for the special application scenarios such as apartment buildings as well as the new technologies and new materials for heating.

Wang Qi, Deputy Secretary-General of China Gas Society (CGS) and Chairman of China Quality Supervising and Test Center for Gas Appliances (CGAC), said: “China’s heating market is a fully open and competitive market, and the trend of upgrading to green consumption in China is being accepted by more and more people. I hope that the announcement of the white paper will take and drive household heating towards a higher level in China and make a positive contribution to achieving peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.”

The condensing and efficient combustion technology in combination with the smart, multi-unit and thermostatic flame control announced by Bosch Thermotechnology in 2021 is a solution that ensures two-temperature heating, thermostatic floor and rain forest-style comfortable hot water needed in the 4.0 Era for the users. While ensuring a comfortable user experience, it has also achieved significant results in saving energy, and has redefined the high standard for China’s heating industry.

As a leading global supplier of household water, air, cooling and heating solutions, Bosch Thermotechnology has been following the “local for local” strategy during the 21 years in the China market, using cutting-edge technologies and high-quality products to serve Chinese consumers. To address the global climate change challenge, Bosch Thermotechnology China had already achieved the carbon neutral goal at the end of 2020 by increasing energy efficiency, using new clean energy, purchasing green electricity, etc. The “green” nature of the new China headquarters has also set an example for cutting carbon emissions. In the future, Bosch Thermotechnology will continue to improve its local production and development capabilities, to provide more advanced technologies and system solutions for Chinese customers.

Bosch Thermotechnology provides globally leading and environment-friendly equipment and solutions for customers including industrial/commercial hot water, steam and refrigeration systems as well as domestic hot water, air and cold-warm comfortable environment systems. The company offers an entire range of HVAC products including floor standing boilers, gas-fired water heaters, domestic water heaters, solar heating systems, residential/commercial air conditioning, industrial boiler systems, combined-heat-and-power systems, and waste heat recovery systems.
Bosch Thermotechnology is headquartered in Wetzlar and Stuttgart, Germany, and has over 20 factories in Europe, America, and Asia. In fiscal year 2019, Bosch Thermotechnology recorded about 3.6 billion euros in sales (66 percent were from regions outside of Germany), and had about 14,500 employees.
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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