The company was founded by Robert Bosch in 1886 in Stuttgart. Unlike many companies of its size,
Robert Bosch GmbH is not listed on the stock exchange. The capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is 92% owned by the foundation of public utility Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH and the voting rights are mainly exercised by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG which acts as a sponsor. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and the company Robert Bosch GmbH.
Thanks to this legal structure, the independence of the Bosch Group is guaranteed and allows us to plan for the long term and to invest in public utility projects for the future.
Never forget your humanity and respect human dignity in all your dealings with others.
Our values reflect the way we run our business, whether it’s our relationships
with our partners or our strategic decisions. Faithful to Robert Bosch’s vision,
people remain at the heart of all of our orientations.
For over 125 years, the name “Bosch” has been associated with innovative technologies
and revolutionary inventions that have made history. Our group is a global provider of technologies and services and our activities are divided into four areas:
As a leading company in the Internet of Things (IoT), we provide innovative solutions for homes
and smart cities, mobility and connected industry. The Group uses its expertise in sensors,
software, services and its own Cloud to provide its customers cross-domain solutions connected from a single source.
With a workforce of around 400,000 employees worldwide as of 12/31/2019,
we achieved in 2019 a 77.7 billion turnover.
Health, safety and environment aspects are a priority for the Bosch group and this concern positions us as a globally recognized committed actor in the industry sector. We work on a daily basis in order to reduce the risks in terms of health, safety and security for our employees, protect the environment, manage our energies properly and prevent pollution.
We are committed to provide safe and healthy working conditions in order to prevent traumas and pathologies related to our activity and we work sustainably to achieve the zero incidents goal in the automotive sector.
We are also strengthening our “Quality of Life at Work” approach by preventing the appearance of psychosocial risks. We are strengthening our approach to protect the environment and the biodiversity and we aim for a “100% recovery” treatment of our waste.
We are constantly seeking to improve our energy performance by purchasing and implementing less energy-consuming solutions, with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint.
Our engineers involved in the development of our EMS activity are now aware of eco-design approaches through the Life Cycle Analysis.
LCA modelizes flows with potential environmental impacts using mathematical models and makes it possible to measure the quantifiable effects of products or services on the environment.
In the automotive equipment sector, Bosch is developing innovations for electromobility and the use of energies of the future.
Our aim is to support automakers in their efforts in order to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles.
This means more transparency for the consumer and consistency fighting global warming.
This is a real revolution led by Bosch for several years with multiple actions and a 360 ° vision of our Group.
The Bosch Group has been present in France since 1899 and opened its first production plant abroad in the city of Paris in 1905.
Because all of the Group’s activities are now represented in France, Bosch is aware of its responsibility
as the leading private German industrial employer in France.
Between 2018 and 2019, the company invested nearly 120 million euros in its French plants, which shows our commitment to the French industrial transformation. These investments allow, among other things, the modernization of its production sites and building equipment, such as at the Group’s French headquarters in Saint-Ouen.
With a workforce of around 6,600 people spread over 23 sites, Bosch reported 2019 sales of 3.2 billion euros. With innovation always at the heart of our activities, we have ten research centers which employ more than 800 Research & Development engineers.