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BREAKING: Bosch to sell its security products businesses

Company to focus on systems integration, according to press release

In what the company is calling a "realignment," Bosch Building Technologies announced on Thursday morning that it is selling most of its product businesses, including video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and communications. The fire alarm business will remain with the company.

In the future, the company’s Building Technologies division will focus on its regional integrator business, with solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation.

“We want to become one of the global leaders for systems integration in building technology and to seize the favorable opportunities for growth in this market,” Christian Fischer, deputy chairman of the Bosch board of management, said in a press release statement. “To achieve this, we need to consolidate. This is why we will in the future be focusing on systems integration as our core business.”

According to the release, “Bosch is now looking for a buyer who will take on all three business units together with their associates and locations. The product business with fire-alarm systems, by contrast, is not to be sold. Because of its importance for systems integration, it is to be merged with the integrator business and continued.”

“We are confident we will be able to find a buyer who will take over all three business units, and who will further strengthen the business and give it a secure future,” Fischer said, explaining that, for strategic reasons, Bosch does not intend to develop this business further.

Thomas Quante, the president of Bosch Building Technologies, added: “The product business is excellently positioned for a promising future under a new owner: innovative products, highly skilled associates, and a market environment with attractive opportunities for growth.”

Following the realignment, the Building Technologies division will employ some 7,600 associates, and operate at 40 locations in 8 countries. As a brand-independent systems integrator with a large portfolio of energy and building solutions, the division intends to benefit in the future from digitalization and a growing customer demand for integrated, intelligent, and cross-domain solutions in the areas of building security, energy efficiency, and building automation.

Copyright: Security Info Watch

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