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Bosch (company)

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Robert Bosch GmbH (/bɒʃ/; German: [bɔʃ] ), commonly known as Bosch (stylised as BOSCH), is a German multinational engineering and technology company headquartered in Gerlingen, Germany. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886.[3] Bosch is 94% owned by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a charitable institution.[2] Although the charity is funded by owning the vast majority of shares, it has no voting rights and is involved in health and social causes unrelated to Bosch's business.

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Robert Bosch GmbH
TypePrivate (GmbH)
Friedrich Hesser, Maschinenfabrik Edit this on Wikidata
Founded15 November 1886; 137 years ago (1886-11-15)
FounderRobert Bosch
HeadquartersRobert-Bosch-Platz 1, 70839 Gerlingen, Germany
Area served
Key people
Stefan Hartung (CEO), (CTO, CDO)
RevenueIncrease 78.74 billion (2021)[1]
Decrease €1.903 billion (2020)[2]
Decrease €1.060 billion (2020)[2]
Total assetsIncrease €97.72 billion (2021)[1]
Total equityIncrease €44.30 billion (2021)[1]
Owners Robert Bosch Stiftung (92%)
Bosch Family (8%)
Number of employees
421,338 (2021)[1]

Bosch's core operating areas are spread across four business sectors: mobility (hardware and software), consumer goods (including household appliances and power tools), industrial technology (including drive and control) and energy and building technology.[4] In terms of revenue, Bosch is the largest automotive supplier. Moreover, it is the biggest supplier of the services in the world.

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