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Bosch in the United Kingdom

Invented for life

Bosch in the United Kingdom

In the UK, Bosch has been present since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened the company’s first office outside Germany. Every one of the Bosch Group’s business sectors has a presence in the UK: Mobility Solutions, Consumer Goods, Energy and Building Technology and Industrial Technology. Bosch operates in the UK as Robert Bosch Limited and employs around 5,300 associates across 41 sites. In 2016, Bosch generated revenues in the UK of £3.2 billion (EUR 3.9 billion). The UK is the second largest European market for Bosch after Germany and fourth largest in the world.

More than

40

locations in the United Kingdom

Facts and figures

about Bosch in the United Kingdom

Facts and figures about Bosch in the United Kingdom 2016
Facts and figures about Bosch in the United Kingdom 2016

Publications

You can download information about Bosch in the United Kingdom as PDF files here.

Bosch today UK

Bosch today UK

The most important information on Bosch in the UK

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Fact sheet 2017

Fact sheet Bosch Group in the UK & Ireland

Products and services that spark enthusiasm

In your car, at home, or at work — Bosch technology shapes many areas of life.

A car representing Bosch mobility solutions

Mobility

Mobility Solutions

With its extensive technical expertise, Bosch develops smart mobility solutions in the areas of hardware, software, and services.

A car representing Bosch mobility solutions
A couple is comfortably lying on their couch in her house with Bosch Smart Hime technology.

At home

At home

Bosch offers you individual solutions for your home to make life a bit easier every day.

A couple is comfortably lying on their couch in her house with Bosch Smart Hime technology.
An associate is monitoring the processes on the shop floor, using a tablet and Bosch Industry 4.0 tools.

Industry and trades

Industry and trades

Bosch offers innovative products and services for industry and trades.

An associate is monitoring the processes on the shop floor, using a tablet and Bosch Industry 4.0 tools.

Board of Management in the United Kingdom

Dr. Steffen Hoffmann

Dr. Steffen Hoffmann

Corporate Responsibilities

  • President of Bosch UK
  • Regional co-ordination of finance and administration

Regional Responsibilities

  • Bosch regional companies and subsidiaries in the UK

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Dr. Steffen Hoffmann

Biographical data

Steffen Hoffmann has been President of Robert Bosch Ltd since 1st April 2015 .

With 25 years experience at Bosch, Steffen is involved in many different aspects of the Bosch business in the UK. His position covers two main areas of responsibilities: overseeing the overall Bosch UK business as the President of Robert Bosch Ltd, and regional co-ordination of finance and administration for all Bosch entities in the UK.

Steffen studied Business Administration and Management from 1985 to 1992: first gaining a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, followed by a Master’s Degree and then a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), both at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

Steffen began his career in 1992 in Germany at Robert Bosch GmbH as a management trainee and went on to hold several executive commercial roles in different countries, including Germany, Japan and South Africa.

Before taking over his current position in the UK, Steffen was the Managing Director of Robert Bosch, Southern Africa, as well as the Head of the Automotive (Original Equipment) Business in those countries, holding the positions from late 2009 until December 2014.

Steffen is married with a 17-year-old daughter. He is passionate about classic cars and a keen golfer.

Career stages in the Bosch Group

1992: Management Trainee, Blaichach Plant, Immenstadt, Germany

1993: Section Manager Controlling, Nippon ABS Ltd., Yokosuka, Japan

1996: Department Manager Accounting & Finance, Bosch Telecom GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

1999: Department Manager Corporate Planning, Bosch Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

2002: Senior Vice President Finance & Administration, Diesel & Gasoline Division, Bosch Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

2005: Plant Manager, Hildesheim plant, Hildesheim, Germany

2009: Managing Director, Robert Bosch (Pty.) Ltd., Midrand, South Africa

2015: President, Robert Bosch Ltd, United Kingdom

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
  • Beissbarth
  • Bosch Car Service
  • Rexroth
  • Buderus
  • CST/berger
  • CoremanNet
  • Dremel
  • Dynacord
  • Electro-Voice
  • Freud
  • HC-Cargo
  • OTC
  • RTS
  • Robinair
  • sia Abrasives
  • Telex
  • Unipoint
  • Worcester
  • Zexel
Portrait of Robert Bosch

Our history

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 characterised by innovative strength and social commitment.

Stream near to the Bosch location in Blaichach, Germany.

We take responsibility

For us, sustainability means securing the company’s long-term success while at the same time protecting the natural resources on which present and future generations depend. Ecology is thus a driver of innovation. At the same time, we demonstrate a particularly high level of corporate social responsibility — both within the company and beyond.

Dr. Volkmar Denner

Compliance

Compliance is an integral part of our company’s values. With rules of conduct that apply around the world, we aim to protect our associates and company as well as our customers and partners.

Get in touch with Bosch

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