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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 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Publications

You can download annual reports from 1977 to 2021 as PDF files here.

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Our business sectors

Ownership structure and organization

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

  • Shareholders of Robert Bosch GmbH. The distribution of shares: 1% Robert Bosch GmbH, 5% ERBO II GmbH/Bosch family, 94 % Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
  • Shareholders of Robert Bosch GmbH. The distribution of voting rights: 7% Bosch family, 93% Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Office building of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and former house of Robert Bosch in Stuttgart

Since it was established in 1964, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH has been carrying on the company founder’s public welfare endeavors. It helps smooth the path toward viable solutions for social challenges. The support it provides can take the form of projects of its own, of partnerships, and of grants for third-party initiatives. The Stiftung finances its work from the dividend it receives as a shareholder in Robert Bosch GmbH.

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Rating

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

Rating agency Long-term rating Short-term rating Outlook Latest update
Rating agency
Standard & Poor’s
Long-term rating
A
Short-term rating
A-1
Outlook
stable
Latest update
September 3, 2021
Rating agency
Fitch
Long-term rating
Short-term rating
F1+
Outlook
Latest update
October 15, 2021

Our brands

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:

  1. EZ
  2. actron
  3. Auto Crew
  4. Azena

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