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Robert Bosch standing between his associates.
Our history

The story of our success

In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. This was the birth of today’s globally operating company. Right from the start, it was characterized by innovative strength and social commitment.

Follow our blog to read first-hand stories from our 130-year history.

Robert Bosch

Never forget your humanity, and respect human dignity in your dealings with others.

Robert Bosch, 1931

Videos about Bosch History

Founder, pioneer and visionary: Robert Bosch

Becoming a global company

From ignitions to technology for life - Bosch's history of diversification

A culture of innovation

Publications and chronicles about our history

Want to order one of our free publications or download our company chronicles detailing the life of Robert Bosch and other aspects of the company’s history?

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Mailing address

Bosch-Historische-Komminukation

Robert Bosch GmbH
Historische Kommunikation C/CCH
Postfach 30 02 20
70442 Stuttgart
GERMANY

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Wernerstraße 1
70469 Stuttgart-Feuerbach
GERMANY