Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized companies and entrepreneurs from around the state that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy during the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards ceremony held in May. The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact.

Bosch Rexroth Receives the 'Jobs First' Governor’s ImPAct  AwardBosch Rexroth Corporation (, which has a manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, PA, was honored with the Jobs First Award for the Lehigh Valley region for its job growth, commitment to sustainable business operations and for its collaboration efforts within its community. Citing local partnerships with Lehigh University, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Manufacturer’s Resource Center and others, Rexroth noted that its outstanding partnerships in the community helped significantly in creating win-win opportunities to grow and retain jobs in the locale, but also to support the continuous improvement of Rexroth business processes. Bosch Rexroth has added 103 full-time positions in Bethlehem over the last two years.

Vice President and Commercial Plant Manager, Andreas Torell, accepted the award on behalf of Rexroth’s Bethlehem campus.

“The excellent resources in our community have been extremely valuable in helping us grow, develop and retain our workforce. The partnerships we’ve established will be an ongoing part of our success and will no doubt make key new contributions to our sustainable business operations,” Torell said.

At the awards ceremony, Governor Corbett thanked the audience of nearly 700 for helping to move Pennsylvania forward.

“Each of you, in some way, is why we have added more than 125,000 private sector jobs to Pennsylvania’s economy since I took office,” Corbett said. “Thank you for investing in Pennsylvania and for joining with my administration in proving that Pennsylvania is open for business.”

The Corbett administration created the awards initiative to honor businesses in Pennsylvania that are creating job opportunities and contributing to the state’s economy. Nominations for each award were provided by the state’s regional economic development partners – the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. Each of the 10 PREP regions was eligible to submit up to five nominations per category. A total of 250 nominations were received.

About Bosch Rexroth:

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion) in 2012.

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About Bosch:

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at and

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