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.
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Board of Management in the United Kingdom
Dr. Steffen Hoffmann
- President of Bosch UK
- Regional co-ordination of finance and administration
- Bosch regional companies and subsidiaries in the UK
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Dr. Steffen Hoffmann
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