Bosch Group appoints Dr. Alex Drljaca as Regional President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions Korea

Bosch Group appoints Dr. Alex Drljaca as Regional President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions Korea


2018-01-31 | Korea | Corporate News

Yongin - The Bosch Group appointed Dr. Alex Drljaca as Regional President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions division Korea in January this year.

Dr. Drljaca joined the Bosch Group in 1998 and has experience in various functions.

Before being appointed as Regional President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions division Korea, he worked as Senior Vice President Quality, Gasoline Systems division at Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen, Germany from 2014 to 2017.

Previously, he worked as Plant Manager, Gasoline Systems Division, Electronic and Transmission Controls, Sensors, Ignition Coils, Electrification at United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (SAIC & Bosch joint venture) in Shanghai, China from 2010 to 2014.

He also worked as Vice President Quality, Automotive Electronics division, Engine and Transmission Control Units, Lead Plant & Global Manufacturing Network at Robert Bosch Elektronik GmbH in Salzgitter, Germany from 2007 to 2009.

Dr. Drljaca acquired a Ph. D. in Chemistry at Monash University in Australia.

Dr. Drljaca was born on May 20, 1970 in Australia.

Bosch’s Powertrain Solutions division is incorporating the company’s electromobility activities as well as existing Gasoline Systems and Diesel Systems divisions from 2018, supplying existing and new customers with all powertrain technologies from a single source. As well as expanding electromobility, Bosch is working intensively on further improving combustion-engine technology. In addition to the 20 million new hybrids and electric vehicles by 2025, the company predicts there will be some 85 million new gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles on the world’s roads.

About Bosch in Korea

Bosch in Korea manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile machinery products, power tools and accessories, and security systems. The company opened an office in Seoul in 1985. Bosch operates five companies in Korea: Robert Bosch Korea Limited Company, Bosch Electrical Drives Co., Ltd., Bosch Rexroth Korea Ltd., ETAS Korea Co., Ltd., and KB Wiper Systems Co., Ltd. (KCW 50%). Total employment amounts to around 1,900 associates as of December 31, 2016. Bosch has a strong R&D presence in Korea with more than 250 engineers in research and development and a technical center with state of-the art testing and application facilities. In fiscal 2016, Bosch generated sales of 2.3 trillion KRW in Korea.

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Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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 450 subsidiaries 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.

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-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. 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. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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