Rexroth’s Dr. Christina Franke has received the Engineer Powerwoman award at WomenPower 2023. This event is part of the annual Hannover Messe trade show.
Dr. Christina Franke is a highly respected and accomplished engineer who serves as the head of development in the Assembly Technology business unit of Bosch Rexroth. With over 20 years of experience in the field of automation and robotics, Dr. Franke is known for her expertise in the design and development of innovative technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, and safety in manufacturing environments.
She studied engineering at the University of Saarland and joined Rexroth as a trainee in 2004.
Over the years, Dr. Franke has held a variety of leadership roles at Bosch Rexroth, including heading up the company’s research and development efforts in the areas of robotics and automation. In her current role as head of development in the Assembly Technology business unit, Dr. Franke oversees a team of engineers and researchers responsible for the design and development of advanced assembly technologies for a variety of manufacturing industries.
Under Dr. Franke’s leadership, the Assembly Technology business unit has developed a range of innovative solutions that improve efficiency and productivity in assembly processes.
Dr. Franke is also known for her commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. She has led the development of a range of technologies that reduce energy consumption and minimize waste in manufacturing processes. This includes the use of lightweight materials in the design of automation systems, the integration of energy-saving features into control systems, and the development of predictive maintenance tools that reduce the need for unnecessary repairs and maintenance.
In addition to her work at Bosch Rexroth, Dr. Franke is also involved in a variety of industry associations and organizations. She is a member of the VDMA Robotics and Automation Association, a leading industry group that promotes the development of advanced automation technologies. She is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a global organization focused on advancing the field of computer science.
Dr. Franke’s contributions to the field of industrial automation and robotics have been widely recognized. In 2017, she was named one of Germany’s 100 most influential women by Focus magazine, which recognized her for her leadership in the field of automation and her commitment to promoting gender equality in the workplace. She has also been honored with a number of other awards and accolades for her innovative work in the field.