Under the collaborative agreement, the two companies will make Bosch’s IoT Suite software services available in China on Huawei Cloud.
“The demand for IoT solutions in China is rising. The partnership between Bosch and Huawei Cloud marks a decisive step for Bosch in one of the fastest growing IoT markets in Asia,” said Dr. Stefan Ferber, chief executive of Bosch Software Innovations, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bosch.
“The company expects China’s market for IoT platforms to grow by close to 70% over the coming years. We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Huawei Cloud to offer cloud-based IoT services providing various functions needed to connect devices, users, and businesses. I am confident that by joining forces our companies will advance the development of the Internet of Things in China.”
Under the deal, the first service made available to Chinese consumers via Huawei Cloud will be the Bosch IoT Remote Manager — a service for managing and controlling gateways, sensors, and devices — and additional services of the Bosch IoT Suite will follow in 2019.
Bosch Software innovations, with offices in Shanghai and Nanjing, has been active in China since 2012 and has successfully implemented IoT projects ranging from Industry 4.0 to connected transportation.
Bosch says a leading Chinese automotive manufacturer has chosen to deploy the Bosch IoT Suite on Huawei Cloud for updating its vehicles’ firmware over the air, with the solution expected to be rolled out to millions of connected cars in China over the coming years.
“Bosch Software Innovations is one of the global leaders in IoT, providing cutting-edge IoT solutions and services” said Zheng Yelai, vice-president of Huawei and president of Huawei Cloud.
“Huawei Cloud is a fast growing cloud provider in the world, and has committed to cultivating the fertile environment for partners. With the technical excellence of Bosch IoT Suite, and the reliable infrastructure services by Huawei Cloud, we will provide more intelligent IoT solutions to smart cities, enterprises, families and individuals," he said.
Bosch and Huawe say they intend to develop an integrated end-to-end IoT offering.
Under the deal, Huawei is developing IoT hardware gateways that will be pre-configured with Bosch IoT Gateway Software and managed through the Bosch IoT Remote Manager to run on Huawei Cloud – providing customers with a more complete IoT solution that is easier to deploy and manage.