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Users pick Bosch Rexroth as Europe`s top drives supplier

01 May, 2005

Drives users have voted Bosch Rexroth to be Europe`s top drive vendor, in a survey conducted by the market analyst, IMS Research. More than 500 users across Europe also decided that the Omron-Yaskawa drives joint venture supplies the most reliable products, that the Schneider Toshiba Inverter JV offers the most competitive prices, and that Danfoss provides the best technical support.

The biennial awards were made at last month`s Hannover Fair. The users completed an online survey which rated 11 leading drives suppliers on eight criteria, including their use of leading-edge technology and the clarity of their manuals.

According to survey, reliability is the most important issue for users when choosing a drive supplier. IMS says that most suppliers scored well on this criterion. Competitive pricing and technical support were the second and third most important criteria.

Bosch Rexroth was chosen as the overall winner on the basis of the eight criteria, weighted according to their perceived importance. The company was also felt to have the best manuals and to offer the second most reliable products.




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