Bosch Machine Honoured with Red Dot Award

Excellent packaging engineering

Bosch machine honoured with Red Dot Award

First design prize of this kind for Packaging Technology

• FXS Combi fills and closes syringes, vials and cartridges

• Expert jury acknowledges Bosch's design competence

• Focus on flexibility and safety

Essen/Crailsheim, Germany – For the first time, Bosch Packaging Technology has received the internationally renowned "Red Dot Award" from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the category product design. The independent 38-member jury announced on March 30 that it awards the company with an "Honourable Mention" and acknowledges the well-executed design achievement of the FXS Combi. The filling and closing machine for pre-sterilized nested syringes, vials and cartridges (small glass containers), developed at the site in Crailsheim, is the first machine from the Packaging Technology division to receive this important design award.

"We are very happy about the Red Dot Award, which underlines our expertise in the development of innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The award shows that our products are not only convincing in terms of quality. They also stand out internationally because of their design," says Klaus Ullherr, product manager at Bosch in Crailsheim. The international experts assessed a total of 4 928 entries from 56 countries. On June 29, the internationally renowned product competition will culminate in the Red Dot gala.

Flexibility for various packaging types

The FXS Combi, which was launched at Interpack 2014, offers particular flexibility and safety. The machine is suited for three different pre-sterilized packaging types, as well as all common filling technologies. As the first filling and closing machine of this kind, the FXS Combi features an integrated capping station for vials and cartridges. Here, the containers are immediately closed after filling to ensure the highest pharmaceutical safety. By combining the machine with proven tub and bag openers, as well as different barrier systems, the FXS Combi can be flexibly integrated into complete line concepts, while allowing for significant space savings. Visitors to Achema 2015 can see for themselves in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from June 15 to 19 (hall 3.1, booth C71).

The Red Dot Award

The Red Dot Award was created by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen and is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world with approximately 17 000 entries each year. In 2015, the award is celebrating its 60th anniversary. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the time. Today it consists of 38 members. The sought-after award, the "Red Dot", is the internationally respected seal for outstanding design quality.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,600 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available online at

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015), and generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014, according to preliminary figures.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to create solutions 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."

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*The preliminary sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

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