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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 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 71.6 billion euros in 2020. 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.”

Our values — what we build on

Our values reflect the manner in which we run our business: our professional ethics in dealing with our business partners, investors, employees, and society.

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Future and result focus

Our actions are result-focused. This allows us to secure our future. It also creates a sound basis for the social initiatives of the company and the foundation.

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Responsibility and sustainability

We act responsibly in the interest of our company, also taking the social and ecological impact of our actions into consideration

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Initiative and determination

We act on our own initiative, take entrepreneurial responsibility, and pursue our goals with determination.

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Openness and trust

We communicate important company matters in a timely and open fashion. This is the best foundation for a relationship built on trust.

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We deal fairly with our colleagues and business partners, and view this fairness as a cornerstone of our corporate success.

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Reliability, credibility, legality

We promise only what we can deliver, accept agreements as binding, and respect and observe the law in all our business transactions.

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We appreciate and encourage diversity for the enrichment it brings, and see it as essential for our success.

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.


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Our business sectors

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Mobility Solutions

Mobility Solutions

The Mobility Solutions business sector pursues a vision of mobility that is safe, sustainable, and exciting, and combines the group’s expertise in the domains of personalization, automation, electrification, and connectivity. In strategic terms, the business sector is focusing on its role as a supplier of automotive components and subsystems as well as on the mobility lifecycle business involving operators of vehicle fleets and mobility platforms. As a supplier of automotive technology, the business sector offers its customers integrated mobility solutions in the following main areas of business: injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, 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 mobility lifecycle business involves additional products and services for fleet operators, such as regular data acquisition, over-the-air software updates, and smart battery-charging systems. Effective January 1, 2020, the former business unit Bosch eBike Systems was set up as a division in its own right within the Mobility Solutions business sector. The business sector also includes activities involving two-wheelers, commercial and off-highway vehicles, and engineering services.

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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

This business sector includes the Drive and Control Technology division, which specializes in drive and control technologies for efficient, powerful, and safe movement in machines and systems of any type and size. The division combines global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, plant construction and engineering, and factory automation. With intelligent components, customized system solutions, and services, Drive and Control Technology creates the necessary environment for fully connected applications. The division 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. Bosch’s in-house provider of assembly systems, Robert Bosch Manufacturing Solutions GmbH, develops flexible, scalable plans for assembly systems, customized solutions in the field of testing and process technology, and related services. Industrial Technology also includes the Bosch Connected Industry business unit. With a focus on Industry 4.0, it develops software solutions and carries out projects for internal and external customers.

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Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Its Power Tools division is a supplier of power tools, power-tool accessories, and measuring technology. The division has an extensive product range aimed at professional users in trade and industry, the DIY market, and amateur crafters. The range includes power tools and garden tools. 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. User-centered innovations are playing a major role in this. 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 that ranges from washing machines and tumble dryers through refrigerators and freezers, stoves, ovens, extractor hoods, and dishwashers, to small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, and food processors. BSH is actively shaping the paradigm shift from the analog to the connected world. In this, the subsidiary is opting for a customerfocused “Hardware+” strategy. Here, it is also increasingly offering digital and personalized services in addition to innovative household appliances. Its SystemMaster is a digital control unit that enables connectivity for all household appliances.

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Energy and Building Technology

Energy and Building Technology

Its Building Technologies division has two areas of business: the global product business for security and communications solutions, and the regional system integration business. The latter offers solutions and customized services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation in selected countries. Both units focus on commercial buildings and infrastructure projects. The product portfolio encompasses video-surveillance, intrusion-detection, fire-detection, and voice-alarm systems, as well as accesscontrol 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, as is the division’s business with electric heat pumps. The Bosch Global Service Solutions division provides 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 organisation

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 programmes 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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