The Bosch GroupBosch is a leading global supplier of technology and services
Cross Domain Technology
Operating across four business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – Bosch is uniquely positioned to offer customers a multitude of value-add, cross-sector solutions across a diversity of industry applications.
In addition to providing outstanding products, we utilize expertise in sensor technology, systems integration, software and services, as well as our own IoT cloud, to offer each customer connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.
What They Do
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales from operations of 77.9 billion euros in 2018. 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’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs roughly 64,500 associates in research and development.
The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions 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.”
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Message from the President
Bosch is making significant strides building on our global leadership in mobility while leveraging our core competencies in sensors, software and services to become a major player in the Internet of Things (IoT). The success of this strategy in North America is evident in this report.
We completed the 2017 fiscal year with $13.7 billion in consolidated sales in North America. After adjusting for exchange-rate effects, the group’s sales revenue in North America remained on the previous year’s level. Sales in the region represent 16 percent of the Bosch Group’s 2017 sales of $88.2 billion. The number of associates employed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2017 reached nearly 34,500 – a 5 percent increase over 2016 and a 40 percent increase since 2013.
Sales in Bosch’s four business sectors were in line with sales from the previous year. Sales totaled $9 billion in our Mobility Solutions sector, which focuses on automated, connected and electrified vehicle solutions. Sales in the Consumer Goods sector, which includes our Home Appliances and Power Tools divisions, were up slightly over 2016 to $2.5 billion. Our Industrial Technology sector reported a slight increase over 2016 sales. Finally, our Energy and Building Technology sector sales were even compared to 2016.
We enjoy continued success offering customers comprehensive solutions from Bosch’s broad portfolio. Bosch video cameras and engineering know-how will be building blocks of infrastructure for the Smart Mobility Corridor near Columbus, Ohio. Several new Miami high-rise projects will feature Bosch appliances and HVAC heat pumps. In addition, we are expanding our existing mining products into the new areas of high-pressure grinding and sea dredging, while also offering Industry 4.0 mining solutions. All of these projects capitalize on the broad and deep experience, technology and quality for which Bosch is well known.
Bosch continued to make significant investments in facilities across the North America region, investing $466 million in 2017. BSH Home Appliances broke ground on a new dishwasher plant expansion in New Bern, North Carolina; we expanded operations in mobility manufacturing facilities in Anderson County, South Carolina; our Research & Technology Center moved into a beautiful new facility in Silicon Valley; and our Thermotechnology division opened its new North American headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts. In addition, Bosch subsidiary ETAS completed its acquisition of TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd., based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, to further strengthen its global expertise in embedded security solutions.
The pages that follow illustrate the transformation underway at Bosch as we extend our leading role as a partner for mobility solutions, build on our reputation as a leading Internet of Things provider, and drive cultural change in our company – all to deliver products and services that are “Invented for life.”
President, Bosch in North America
Denner is also responsible for the Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH subsidiary.