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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 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. 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 manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.”

Highlights of the 2018 business year
Highlights of the 2018 business year
2018 sales by business sector
2018 sales by business sector
2018 sales by region
2018 sales by region
Headcount 2018
Headcount 2018
Future of mobility
Future of mobility
Vision near-zero pollution
Vision near-zero pollution

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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. Our vision is to make mobility as emissions-free, stress-free, and accident-free as possible, and at the same time multimodal and personalized. Particular strategic priorities include transforming the powertrain and expanding our business in the areas of electrification, automated driving, new electrical and electronic architectures for vehicles, accessing adjacent market segments, and developing additional services.

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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

The sector includes the Drive and Control Technology division, which specializes in drive and control technology for efficient, powerful, and safe movement in machines and systems of any type and size. With intelligent components, customized systems solutions, and services, the division creates the conditions for fully connected applications. The company offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the internet of things. The second division, Packaging Technology, provides process and packaging solutions for the pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs industries. Its range includes stand-alone machines, systems solutions, and an extensive service portfolio. In 2018, Bosch decided to look for a new owner for this business. Bosch’s in-house provider of assembly systems, Robert Bosch Manufacturing Solutions GmbH, Stuttgart, remains part of the Bosch Group; up to now, it has been part of the Packaging Technology division. In addition, the Bosch Connected Industry business unit, which develops software solutions and carries out Industry 4.0 projects for internal and external customers, has been part of the Industrial Technology business sector since the start of 2018.

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Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Its Power Tools division is a supplier of power tools, power-tool accessories, and measuring technology. In addition to power tools such as hammer drills, cordless screwdrivers, and jigsaws, its extensive product portfolio also includes gardening equipment such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, and high-pressure cleaners. One of the division’s focal points is convenient, high-performance cordless tools, and increasingly also web-enabled tools and services. The key pillars of the Power Tools strategy are innovativeness, continuing digitalization, strong brands, and expansion of business in emerging markets. To be even more innovative in the future, it is essential to work with users to develop products based on their needs. The Consumer Goods business sector also includes BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, which offers a broad range of modern, energy-efficient, and increasingly connected household appliances. Its product portfolio ranges from washing machines and tumble dryers through refrigerators and freezers, stoves and ovens, and dishwashers, to small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, and food processors.

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Energy and Building Technology

Energy and Building Technology

Its Building Technologies division (formerly Security Systems) has two areas of business: the global product business for innovative security and communications solutions, and the regional integrator business. The latter offers solutions and customized services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation in selected countries. Both units focus on commercial applications. The product portfolio encompasses video-surveillance, intrusion-detection, fire-detection, and voice-alarm systems, as well as access-control and professional audio and conference systems. The Thermotechnology division offers solutions for air conditioning, hot water, and decentralized energy management to customers worldwide. It provides heating systems and energy management for residential buildings, water heaters, and commercial and industrial heating and air-conditioning systems. With a view to functions such as remote diagnosis, web-enabled devices are becoming increasingly important. The Bosch Global Service Solutions division offers outsourcing for business processes and services, primarily for customers in the automotive, travel, and logistics industries and in information and communications technology. Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH offers web-enabled, app-controlled products for the home.

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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 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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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
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Standard & Poor’s
Long-term rating
AA-
Short-term rating
A-1+
Outlook
negative
Latest update
29. Oct 19
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Fitch
Long-term rating
Short-term rating
F1+
Outlook
Latest update
23. Oct 19

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:

  • Bosch
  • Autocrew
  • Bosch Car Service
  • Bosch Diesel Center
  • Rexroth
  • Buderus
  • CST/berger
  • Climatec
  • CoremanNet
  • Dakon
  • Diablo
  • Dremel
  • 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
  • Telex
  • Unipoint
  • Vermont America
  • Vulcano
  • Worcester
  • Zexel
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