We received this statement from Linda Beckmeyer, Manager, Media and Public Relations in Robert Bosch LLC's Farmington Hills, Michigan office:
Bosch is currently realigning its business in the medical and
healthcare sector, and is examining its options in this market. The company is
currently analyzing future opportunities in this field. Its deliberations
center on the company’s key competence in sensor technology, which results in
improved diagnostics. To this end, Bosch has established an organizational unit
in Germany at the beginning of 2015. It currently employs 50 people.
As part of this realignment, Bosch has agreed to close its telehealth business in the U.S. Despite early entry to the telehealth market, the strategic and economic targets associated with Bosch’s telehealth business did not develop as expected.
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes business-to-business telemedicine systems, including patient interfaces, software and platforms for patient care, in the healthcare sector.
Approximately 125 associates are currently employed by Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems Inc. at sites in Palo Alto, CA, and Utica, NY. Impacted associates will have the opportunity to apply for open positions in the Bosch organization. In the event that a qualified position is not available, impacted associates will receive a severance package and outplacement services.