Among the most interesting products presented during IFA 2018, there are the new solution proposed by BSH for the connected kitchen. Home Connect as an open platform is the core of the ecosystem used by BSH to deliver new consumer experiences in the connected kitchen. This year, in addition to its presence at the Bosch and Siemens exhibition booths, Home Connect was, for the first time, exhibited as an independent brand in the connecting tunnel between the two booths. This symbolizes the unifying strategic overall importance of the Home Connect platform brand for the steadily growing ecosystem. In 2018, attention is focusing on automatic delivery services that offer consumers even more convenience in using the connected home appliances. For example, simple reordering of dishwasher tabs, rinse aid or salt is already possible today via partners in the ecosystem. Further reordering options, such as detergent, vacuum cleaner bags or water filters, will also follow this year.
«In addition to the new digital services that Home Connect enables already today – Karsten Ottenberg, CEO at BSH explains – consumers expect more and more personalized, integrated and connected solutions that enrich and simplify everyday life. For the success of BSH as a Hardware+ company it’s important to develop, validate and scale digital business models on a consumer-centric basis. BSH is open to innovative outside impetus and strategically searches for suitable partners and business models in order to offer new and truly enriching experiences for consumers.»