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Company Overview of Robert Bosch GmbH

Company Overview

Robert Bosch GmbH, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Automotive Technology segment offers gasoline systems, diesel systems, chassis systems control, electrical drives, starter motors and generators, car multimedia, automotive electronics, automotive aftermarket products, and steering systems. The Industrial Technology segment provides drive and control technology for power, control, and actuator systems for applications in industrial automation, mobile machinery, and commercial vehicles, as well as in renewable ener...

Bosch Service Center

Postfach 30 02 20

Stuttgart,  70442


Founded in 1886

281,381 Employees


49 711 400 40990


49 711 400 40999

Key Executives for Robert Bosch GmbH

Deputy Chairman of Management Board and Head of Finance & Controlling
Age: 58
Member of Management Board and President of Manufacturing Coordination
Age: 56
Member of Management Board and President of Chassis Systems Control; Electrical Drives; Starter Motors and Generators
Age: 51
Member of Board of Management
Age: 56
Member of Board of Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Robert Bosch GmbH Key Developments

Bosch Opens New Research and Advanced Engineering Centre in Germany

Bosch has opened a new research centre, Bosch Center for Research and Advance Engineering, in Renningen, Germany. The new Renningen location will enhance the Bosch Group's innovative strength. The company is investing around EUR 310 million (USD 394.5 million) in the new research centre, of which EUR 217 million will be spent on construction and the remaining EUR 93 million on machinery and equipment. The company will be able to move researches into the new buildings at the eastern end of the site, as well as into the main building by the end of 2014. The buildings on the western half of the site will be completed in the first quarter of 2015, at which point associates will be moving in, said the company. Around 1,800 machines and technical equipment from 270 laboratories will be moved from existing locations to Renningen.

Robert Bosch GmbH Launches 6.0 Ah Batteries

Robert Bosch GmbH has launched 6.0 Ah batteries. The 6.0 Ah batteries have a 20% longer runtime than the 5.0 Ah batteries launched in April 2014. Their runtime is even 50% longer than that of the widely used 4.0 Ah batteries. The new 6.0 Ah batteries offer the longest runtime in this segment and enable professional trades people to work continuously. Moreover, these batteries have Bosch CoolPack technology, which means they last for twice as long as batteries without CoolPack. Other advantages for the user are the low weight and small size of the batteries. At 11.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 centimeters they have the same dimensions as the existing 18 volt batteries with 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah or 5.0 Ah from Bosch. At 620 grams they have almost the same weight. This makes the 6.0 Ah batteries the most compact, lightweight and also powerful batteries in the 18 volt class. Bosch will continue to drive the enhancement of battery technology forward in future by investing heavily to increase flexibility and performance. Anyone who purchases a Bosch battery can use it straightaway, without having to worry about whether it will fit the corresponding voltage class - an advantage which is also offered by the 6.0 Ah battery with 18 volts. The tried-and-tested 'Flexible Power System' ensures compatibility with all existing power tools and chargers within a voltage class. Professional tradespeople are able to benefit from a flexible system with which they can complete a wide variety of tasks using only one battery. The new 6.0 Ah batteries can fully exploit their capacity even in intense applications to the CoolPack technology. It ensures that the battery does not heat up too excessively during use. As a result, a CoolPack battery remains operational over its entire runtime. Continuous heat dissipation due to a special housing geometry with cooling fins also has a positive effect on the lifetime of the battery. It lasts twice as long as a battery without CoolPack technology. Bosch offers this technology in the 18 volt class for 2.0 Ah, 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah, 5.0 Ah and now also 6.0 Ah batteries, and in doing so helps professional tradespeople to save time and costs. In addition to this, the Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) developed by Bosch reliably protects the lithium-ion batteries against overheating, overload and deep discharge. Together with the 6.0 Ah batteries, Bosch is also offering the new GAL 3680 CV Professional charger. Tradespeople who use Bosch cordless tools from different voltage classes on jobsites now only need to take this charger with them. Due to its compatibility, it can charge all Bosch lithium-ion batteries from 14.4 volts to 36 volts. It enables charging twice as fast as that of the previous AL 3640 CV Professional charger for 36 volt batteries, but is only half the size. Regardless of voltage class, the GAL 3680 CV Professional fully charges a 4.0 Ah battery in 35 minutes or a 6.0 Ah battery in 50 minutes. It also features a robust design including an integrated cable holder.

Bosch Breaks Ground on Technical Center Expansion in Michigan

Bosch has broken ground on a 220,500 sqft expansion of Bosch's Technical Center located at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The expansion, which is expected to be completed in November 2015, will nearly double the size of the existing technical center, which opened in 2007. When complete, the total site, which is located on 75 acres, will have more than 445,000 square feet and capacity for 1,400 people. The expansion will further enable the growth of several key technologies, including automotive electronics, start/stop motors, electrical drives, and a variety of safety and driver assistance systems that will further advance automated driving. In addition, the new site will provide Bosch with the needed laboratory and office space to co-locate certain associates in southeast Michigan, some of whom currently work in different leased facilities, thereby fostering more innovation and greater collaboration.

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