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Plantect, smart agriculture solutions by Bosch receives 2017 Good Design Award
Device to be exhibited at 7th Agri World convention

  • Praised for extensive services and sensor design
  • Bosch Corporation's first award for software-based services
  • Actual device to be exhibited at 7th Agri World convention October 11 (Wed.) - 13 (Fri.)
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Tokyo — Plantect, a smart agriculture solution from Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has received a 2017 Good Design Award (sponsor: Japan Institute of Design Promotion). Bosch will be exhibiting at Agri World 2017, which is scheduled to open October 11 (Wed.), 2017, including exhibition of an actual Good Design Award recipient Plantect device.

Plantect is a software-based monitoring and disease prediction service for greenhouse cultivation that utilizes sensors and AI. The system consists of sensors that measure greenhouse environments and software to predict disease outbreaks based on measured values. (As of September 2017, disease prediction is only available for greenhouse tomatoes.) Plantect utilizes long-range low-power communication (LoRA), which offers a host of benefits such as power efficiency. Additionally, as Plantect sensors are battery-driven, initial setup requires no construction, not even wiring such as electrical outlets and communication cables. The device can be installed wherever necessary inside a greenhouse, using wireless communication. The service requires no upfront expenses and can be utilized simply by paying the monthly fee, with a variety of aspects making the system easy to adopt for new users.

Plantect was recognized for both its physical design sense and its extensive services to meet farmers' needs. Bosch Corporation has received Good Design awards in the past for automotive aftermarket products and powers tools, but this is the company's first time receiving the award for a software-based solution. "With investment and installation, barrier to adopting IoT solutions is high for small to medium scale farms. I'm overjoyed that Plantect has received this award, in recognition of both its functionality in meeting the needs of farmers and for it's seed-themed distinct design," said Masayasu Yamamoto, in charge of design direction for the Plantect, in response to receiving the award.

Exhibiting at 7th Agri World Convention, with demonstration of actual device to be held
Bosch Corporation will be exhibiting at the 4th Next-Generation Agriculture Expo, which is being held as part of the 7th Agri World convention—Asia's largest exhibition of agricultural industry solutions—at Makuhari Messe from October 11 (Wed.) to 13 (Fri.). Bosch is also scheduled to exhibit an actual Plantect device, including demonstrations.

Exhibition overview of Agri World 2017
Period:October 11 (Wed.) - 13 (Fri.), 2017
Venue:Makuhari Messe
Booth number:37-32
For questions regarding Plantect
Plantect Call Center:048-470-1746
Email for Plantect
Plantect website:
Contact person for press inquiries:
Naomi Funada
Yuka Matsumoto
Tel: +81-3-5485-3393

Bosch in Japan is currently represented in the country by Bosch Corporation, Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. and other affiliates. Bosch Corporation is responsible for the development, manufacturing, sales and services of automotive original equipment, automotive aftermarket products and power tools. Bosch Engineering K.K. provides engineering services, such as development and application for automotive systems. ETAS K.K. develops and provides engineering of development support tools of electrical control units. Bosch Rexroth Corporation develops and manufactures hydraulics, FA module components and other systems which contribute to industrial technologies. Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. provides processing, packaging and inspection technology. Bosch Security Systems Ltd. provides security and communication products and solutions to help secure the safety of lives, buildings and properties, and is also a supplier of professional sound systems. In 2016, Bosch Japan achieved sales to third party of some 267 billion yen and employed approximately 6,600 associates.

Additional information is available online at Bosch Japan Website (Japanese) Bosch Japan Twitter (Japanese) Bosch Japan facebook (Japanese and English) Bosch Japan Youtube (Japanese)

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. 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 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

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