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As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for your smart home.
Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group at a glance

What we do

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. 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.”

Bosch at a glance

Sales revenue, associates, locations — key figures and brands at a glance

Sales revenue, associates, locations — the Bosch Group's facts and brands at a glance.

Publications

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Cover Bosch today 2017

Bosch today

All you need to know about Bosch in a clear and concise format.

Cover Bosch annual report 2016

Annual report 2016

Company profile and annual report for 2016

Our business sectors

Bosch showcar

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-anything (V2X) 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. It offers its customers integrated mobility solutions that allow cars to interact with other means of transportation such as bicycles, trains and buses. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP® anti-skid system, common-rail diesel technology and the e-axle, the electric axle drive system presented at the start of 2017. The new drive integrates transmission, more efficient.

Bosch showcar
Controling of industry 4.0 processes on a screen

Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

This business sector includes the Drive and Control Technology division, a drive and control technology specialist which is one of the leading providers worldwide. Its portfolio includes customized drive, control and actuator solutions for factory automation, plant construction and engineering, mobile machinery and commercial vehicles. Drive and Control Technology also offers a comprehensive range of services, is involved in large-scale international projects, and is a leading provider in the area of connected manufacturing. The Packaging Technology division is one of the world’s leading providers of process and packaging solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food and confectionery industries, as well as selected segments of the beverages industry.

Controling of industry 4.0 processes on a screen
Rotary hammer from Bosch

Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

This business sector includes the Power Tools division, one of the world’s leading suppliers of power tools and accessories, as well as measuring tools. One of the division’s focal points is convenient, high-performance cordless equipment, and increasingly also web-enabled equipment and services. 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. Its product portfolio ranges from washing machines and clothes dryers to refrigerators and freezers, stoves and ovens, dishwashers and coffee makers.

Rotary hammer from Bosch
Bosch Smart Home control

Energy and Building Technology

Energy and Building Technology

Its Security Systems division offers innovative products and solutions relating to video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection, and voice alarm systems, access control and building management systems, and professional audio and conference systems. With its Thermotechnology division, Bosch is a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient heating products and hot water solutions in Europe. With a view to functions such as remote diagnosis, web-enabled devices are becoming increasingly important. Bosch Global Service Solutions is a leading international provider of business process outsourcing for complex business processes and services. Within Bosch, it also provides shared-service functions. Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH combine the company’s smart-home activities and offers products and services for smart homes from a single source.

Bosch Smart Home control

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.

Shareholders and voting rights of Robert Bosch GmbH

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