BSH: integrated IoT solutions and sustainability


BSH is focusing its business activities on digitalization and sustainability. “With our Home Connect ecosystem, launched in 2014, we are pioneers of the connected kitchen. To date, the Home Connect app has been downloaded more than two million times and is available in 49 countries and 27 languages – says Volker Klodwig, Head of Sales for Central and Eastern Europe at BSH Home Appliances -. At BSH, we aim to offer integrated IoT solutions comprising connected home appliances, digital features, and services that can provide valuable support to consumers in doing the housework and having a healthy diet”. Consumers today recognize more and more often the specific added value of smart home appliances. “Practical everyday aids such as the independent selection of the best and most efficient dryer program based on the washing machine program, or a note via the Home Connect app that the tabs for the dishwasher are running out, immediately make everyday life easier – the company explains -. Added to that are data-driven services such as remote diagnoses and repairs by the BSH Customer Service, doing away with ever frequent call-outs and the major organizational coordination effort they often entail”.
Besides, the digitalization leads to new business models – also specifically those that are not just digital but also sustainable. BSH is investing, among other things, BlueMovement, the rental scheme for home appliances. The idea behind BlueMovement is closely connected to the circular economy. Consumers can use the home appliances via a monthly rental payment. This sharing economy model is increasingly in line with new needs on the part of consumers who are focusing more and more on values such as sustainability and flexibility. By renting out new and reconditioned appliances, and recycling them at the end of their service life, BlueMovement is contributing to long-term conservation of resources and a growing sustainability offering at BSH. In Germany, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and fridges from the Bosch brand can currently be rented.


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