Expanding Innovation Leadership
A Partnership with a Future
The good relationship between BSH and SCHOTT has a long tradition, the proof being the “Golden Q” that Bosch and the Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Traunreut, have awarded SCHOTT four times in a row. BSH awards this prize to suppliers with an extraordinary performance in the areas of quality and logistics. There is also a close partnership in various development projects. For example, new door ideas or alternative framework solutions for “Ceran” cooktops are on the agenda. “In this kind of cooperation, both partners must play with an open hand. That means mutual trust is necessary,” explained Rudolf Walfort. The goal of BSH is, on the one hand, to reduce development times, and on the other to achieve a head start on innovation and secure a unique market position.
The potential for glass ceramic cooktops has not been fully utilized thus far. Currently a number of ideas and suggestions for joint development activities are being examined. Another success factor is flexibility. Nowadays, different cooking methods can be freely combined with each other. Next to a “Ceran” glass ceramic cooktop with electricity and/or gas, an open grill or a deep-fat fryer can be integrated into the worktop, for example. So cooks do not lose track of things while preparing meals, BSH is working on intelligent systems. Thus, it will suffice just to press the pork chop or apple pie symbol on the touch screen and the oven will then cook the chop or bake the pie to perfection