125 Years of Bosch – Invented for Life

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

From Technology Pioneer to Successful Global Player

  • Company founded by Robert Bosch 125 years ago
  • Innovative strength, an internationl presence,, and diversification bring the company success
  • Bosch presence in the U.S. established in 1906; local celebrations planned

In 2011, The Bosch Group is celebrating its 125th anniversary, as well as the 150th anniversary of its founder’s birth. On Nov. 15, 1886, Robert Bosch established his “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart, Germany, laying the foundation for what has become a leading global supplier of technology and services.

A pioneer in globalization, Bosch does business through more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in more than 60 countries with a workforce of some 285,000 associates. Bosch entered the U.S. market in 1906, and today the company employs more than 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“Bosch’s 125 years of success have been driven by innovative solutions that enhance the quality of life, the dedication of our associates and the partnerships with our customers,” said Peter Marks, chairman, president and CEO, Robert Bosch LLC and member of the Bosch board of management. “100 years ago, the company generated more sales in the U.S. than in Europe. Today, we continue to build upon the legacy of globalization inspired by the entrepreneurial vision of our founder.”

DIMO celebrated this milestone as well as a relationship of over 50 years with world renowned Bosch.


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