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Bosch Rexroth Corporation Honors Livingston & Haven with First Hydraulic Pump from New Manufacturing Facility

Livingston & Haven was the recipient of the first hydraulic A10VO pump out of the Bosch Rexroth’s new manufacturing facility in South Carolina
Charlotte, NC – As a sign of Bosch Rexroth's commitment to the U.S. market, they are making the largest investment in their history by opening a new hydraulics manufacturing facility on their existing campus in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Liv-ingston & Haven was the recipient of the first hydraulic A10VO pump out of the new facility. Livingston & Haven marked the occasion with an official presentation at their corporate headquarters on Monday, May 14, 2012. The pump was presented by Berend Bracht, Regional President, Bosch Rexroth Americas to Livingston & Haven President, Clifton Vann IV.

“The investment Bosch Rexroth is making in Fountain Inn, SC is a significant one. Their strategy is to support their world markets locally and this investment will allow the Fountain Inn facility to become the largest hydraulic manufacturing campus in the U.S. today,” said Tim Gillig, Vice President of Sales, Livingston & Haven. “Hav-ing this capability in our backyard gives Livingston & Haven a huge advantage in the marketplace and will result in better support for our local customers. Bosch Rexroth is the world leader when it comes to axial and bent axis piston products and we are honored to be the recipient of the first hydraulic pump out of their new facility.”

The new facility will provide the much needed extra pump capacity for the North American market. The expansion makes Bosch Rexroth’s lead plant for mobile hy-draulics into the business’s largest manufacturing facility in the Americas. The facil-ity will manufacture many types of hydraulic pumps and motors used in construc-tion, agriculture, material handling, and oil and gas exploration. “We are very pleased to have the first results from the expansion in our Fountain Inn operations,” said Berend Bracht, Regional President, Bosch Rexroth Americas. “The new facility more than doubles our footprint in Fountain Inn and gives us the capacity we need to meet the growing needs of our customers for a long time to come.”

About Livingston & Haven:
Established in 1947, Livingston & Haven is the leading industrial technology provider in the South-east. The company specializes in providing solutions in the automation, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication and connector industries. Headquartered in Charlotte NC, L&H utilizes a collaboration of engineers and industry-focused specialists to provide innovative productivity solutions for manufacturers. L&H also offers a variety of services including: engineering design and fabrication, research and development and resource efficiency and conservation.

About Bosch Rexroth:
Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technolo-gies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tai-lored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros in revenue ($8.9 billion) in 2011.

About Bosch:
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 23,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

Bosch Rexroth First Hydraulic - May 2012


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