SIRF Industry4.0 at Bosch & Bosch Clayton Site Tour

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Bosch Australia Clayton

1555 Centre Road

Clayton, VIC 3168


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A Site Tour presented by SIRF Roundtables VICTAS.

Attendance is free for people from member companies of SIRF Roundtables in Victoria and Tasmania.

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Bosch Manufacturing Solutions is a division of Bosch Australia, globally recognised for their innovative work in engineering services providing solutions for a wide range of manufacturing industries. Bosch Manufacturing Solutions group offers its capability to design, build, test and commission
complex factory automation solutions to external customers in various industry sectors, most notably Medical, Agriculture, and Heavy Transport.

Bosch Australia was successful in having all diode production consolidated in Australia. With capacity to produce some 120 million diodes and growing per annum, diodes generate significant export revenues.

The Bosch Company has a very simple philosophy, and that is “Don’t disappoint your customers.” With this in mind, quality of product and timely delivery is paramount. Every day the business strives to ensure continuous improvement. Over time, they have developed techniques and approaches that were originally
borrowed heavily from the Toyota production system. They have adapted the systems and approaches with the Bosch Production System ( BPS ) and use different terminology but it’s largely about removing waste and improving processes, whether in Manufacturing, Engineering or any other business process.

Bosch Clayton Factory

This site tour allows the unique opportunity to learn more about the Bosch Industry 4.0 approach and also see elements of this in action integrated within the Bosch Production System in the Bosch Diode Production Factory.


12:45 pm - Arrive and check in

13:00 – Introcductions /Aims

13:15 – 13:30 Welcome and Overview
Quick overview to Bosch’s history globally and Bosch in Oceania. An introduction
to Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) history, markets and capability.

13:30 – 14:30 INDUSTRY4.0 Overview
An introduction to Industry4.0, from history to a vision of the future. What are the key I4.0
principles? What does this mean for manufacturers?

14:30 – 15:15 Diode and Demo Area Tour (BAMS – EJ/JC)
A look at a Industry 4.0 in action. A tour of Bosch’s main manufacturing facility in Australia
where power didoes are produced for a 100% export market. The facility has a mix of older &
state-of-the-art equipment and demonstrates how I4.0 can be applied. Then a further overview of
the practical elements that can be applied today in real world manufacturing in the BAMS demo area.

15:15 – 15:30 Q&A

15:30 Leave

Who Should Attend?

This SIRF Roundtable Site Tour is for anyone interested in Industry4.0 or seeing the excellence of the Bosch Production System firshand : - Plant & Operations Managers, CI Specialists, Production or Maintenance Managers, Process Engineers

About SIRF Rt Site Tours

All SIRF Rt events are designed to provide a safe environment for open discussion with peers on the topic of interest they are working on, in and around. SIRF Rt Site Tours are often organised around a topic or theme, and hosts do their best to show off what they have accomplished around the topic. These are great learning opportunities, but also have limits to number of attendees, so you should register early!


What are my parking options for the event?

Off Street Parking is avaliable at the Bosch location

What are the PPE requirements?

Long pants, long sleeves, safety boots and hi-vis vest

When do I need to register by?

Registration typically closes three business days before the event for Site Tours


This event is included in SIRF Roundtables membership

Who can I contact for further information?

Brian Niven 0439 612 609

Alain LeBon 0439 612 620

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