Arris Wins Bosch Venture Arm to Bring Advanced Composites to New Sectors
Iconic leader in manufacturing makes strategic investment in Silicon Valley manufacturing-tech pioneer
San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2020 – Arris, a California-based manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, today announced a strategic investment of Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC). The Bosch Group’s venture division RBVC joins New Enterprise Associates, Taiwania Capital, Valo Ventures, and Alumni Venture Group as investors in Arris.
Arris’s flagship technology, Additive Molding™, is a high-speed manufacturing process that allows the world’s top brands to precisely align continuous carbon fibers and embed electronic components and multifunctional materials into a single topologically optimized part or component. The result: a cost-effective method for manufacturing lighter, stronger, faster, and more intelligent products at scale.
RBVC’s strategic investment gives Bosch — already a world leader in high-performance mass-market products in automotive, industrial, and consumer goods — early access to new product design and manufacturing possibilities for their extensive product portfolio. Arris will also draw on Bosch’s industry-spanning expertise to identify applications where their high-volume high-performance manufacturing capabilities unlock valuable new commercial advantages.
“Arris is the first company with the capability to mass-produce complex high-performance composites,” says Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director of RBVC. “This is an important development for manufacturing. Arris’ scalable manufacturing and high performance materials enable new design possibilities for future products across industries.”
“We’re excited to add Bosch through its venture arm RBVC, a world-class manufacturing leader of highly engineered products, as a strategic investor,” says Ethan Escowitz, CEO of Arris. “We recently opened Arris Taiwan to support our consumer electronics growth. Now we’re looking forward to leveraging Bosch’s extensive manufacturing and engineering expertise in automotive, industrial, and consumer goods as we expand in Europe and around the world.”
About Arris Composites
Arris Composites is a Berkeley, California-based manufacturing company enabling the design and manufacture of the highest-performance products at scale. Arris’ Additive Molding™ is a scalable, high-speed manufacturing technology combining continuous aligned fibers and electronic components within topology-optimized structures. Arris partners with the world’s most innovative companies to help them imagine, design, and manufacture lighter, faster, stronger, and more intelligent products. Learn more at ArrisComposites.com
About RBVC GmbH
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) is the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services. RBVC invests worldwide in innovative start-up companies at all stages of their development. Its investment activities focus on technology companies working in areas of business of current and future relevance for Bosch, above all, automation and electrification, energy efficiency, enabling technologies, and healthcare systems. RBVC also invests in services and business models that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.
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