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The Bosch Group at a glance

What we do

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Key figures 2016

Highlights of the Bosch business year 2016
Highlights of the business year 2016
Preliminary key data 2016 Performance by Bosch business sector
Preliminary key data 2016 Performance by business sector
Preliminary key data 2016 Performance by region
Preliminary key data 2016 Performance by region
Preliminary key data 2016 Recruitment in Asia Pacific, central and eastern Europe, and Germany
Preliminary key data 2016 Recruitment in Asia Pacific, central and eastern Europe, and Germany
Preliminary key data 2016 Growth through innovation
Preliminary key data 2016 Growth through innovation

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Our business sectors

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Mobility Solutions

Mobility Solutions

Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, steering systems, safety and driver-assistance systems, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. The sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains — automation, electrification, and connectivity — and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions that allow cars to interact with other means of transportation such as bicycles, trains, and buses. Bosch has also been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP® anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. In the area of sensor technology, it makes what it currently the world’s smallest stereo video camera for automotive applications.

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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

The sector includes the Drive and Control Technology division, which specializes in drive and control technology and is one of the world’s leading suppliers in this field. It offers customized drive, control, and actuator solutions for factory automation, systems construction and engineering, mobile machinery, and commercial vehicles. In addition, Drive and Control Technology offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, carries out major international projects, and is increasingly developing solutions that point toward connected manufacturing (Industry 4.0). The Packaging Technology division is one of the world’s leading providers of process and packaging solutions for the pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, and confectionery industries, as well as selected segments of the beverages industry.

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Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

It includes the Power Tools division, one of the world’s leading suppliers of power tools and power-tool accessories, as well as of measuring and gardening tools. The main focuses of innovation are powerful cordless tools and, increasingly, web-enabled tools. The Consumer Goods business sector also includes BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. As one of the leading global manufacturers of household appliances, it offers the entire range of modern and energy-efficient appliances, which are increasingly also web-enabled, such as stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and freezers, and small appliances such as vacuum cleaners and coffee machines.

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Energy and Building Technology

Energy and Building Technology

Its Security Systems division develops products and solutions for video surveillance and access control, intruder and fire alarms, and audio and conference systems. It also provides services related to remote monitoring, among other things. Security Systems also includes the new International Integrator Business unit, which offers commercial customers smart energy and building technology as well as services. The new Bosch Global Service Solutions division has the task of expanding the business previously located within Security Systems to include external business services. Within Bosch, it will also provide shared-service functions. The Bosch Thermotechnology division supplies energy-efficient, and increasingly web-enabled, heating products and hot-water solutions. The new subsidiary Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH offers products and services relating to smart homes.

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Ownership structure and organization

Since 1964, Bosch’s majority shareholder has been Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The Stiftung carries on the charitable and social endeavors of the company’s founder in contemporary form. It sees itself as a foundation that pursues its objectives both with programs and institutions of its own, and by supporting suitable projects and initiatives proposed by others for tackling the tasks faced by society.

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Bosch is rated by the two international rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch as follows:

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Our brands

In addition to the Bosch brand, the Bosch Group encompasses a number of different brands which are tailored to individual market requirements, and whose products and services are also designed to improve quality of life. Explore these brands below:

  • Autocrew
  • Beissbarth
  • Bosch Car Service
  • Bosch Diesel Center
  • Rexroth
  • Buderus
  • CST/berger
  • Climatec
  • CoremanNet
  • Dakon
  • Diablo
  • Dremel
  • Drivelog
  • Dynacord
  • e.l.m. leblanc
  • Electro-Voice
  • FHP
  • Freud
  • HC-Cargo
  • Hawera
  • Heliotek
  • IVT
  • Junkers
  • Nefit
  • OTC
  • Original Auto Center
  • extra
  • RTS
  • Robinair
  • Rolatape
  • RotoZip
  • sia Abrasives
  • Skil
  • Skil Masters
  • Telex
  • Unipoint
  • Vermont America
  • Vulcano
  • Worcester
  • Zexel