Bosch Rexroth has become the latest company to join the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.

The MTC is a partnership between some of the UK’s major global manufacturers and three forward-thinking universities: Birmingham, Nottingham and Loughborough as well as TWI, the operating division of The Welding Institute.

Bosch Rexroth is a manufacturer of drives and controls solutions across a range of applications, including mobile applications, factory automation, machinery and renewable energies. Membership enables Bosch Rexroth to provide expertise and potential solutions for a number of the MTC’s live projects and also network with a number of the Centre’s existing members which include Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus.

Clive Hickman, chief executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, commented: “My own relationship with Bosch goes back nearly 40 years to when I was a trainee engineer and I am delighted that a company with such a strong reputation for quality and professionalism has become the latest to join the family of members who support our work. Our aim is to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. We look forward to Bosch Rexroth becoming involved in many of our live projects and forming a close working partnership with the company.“

Paul Bowden, vice president sales for Bosch Rexroth UK, commented: “We are delighted to become members of the MTC, an organisation which develops the very latest cutting-edge technologies into manufacturing processes to deliver solutions to UK industry. There are clear synergies between many of our own areas of manufacturing expertise – automotive, aerospace, food, packaging and general automation – and the MTC’s areas of focus. We believe this common ground will enable us to provide the highest levels of engineering expertise to support the MTC and its work.”