Slogan: "Invented for Life"
German group of companies engaged in the development and production of industrial and household equipment, equipment for cars. For some time he was engaged in the production of telecommunications equipment. It is one of the ten largest global manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment.
In 1886, on November 15, in the German city of Stuttgart (Stuttgart), the inventor Robert Bosch (Robert Bosch) founded his own workshop, which he called "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering". (Workshop of fine mechanics and electrical equipment). The first time was not easy. Robert personally served his customers, riding around on a bicycle. He was mainly engaged in the creation of magneto * for gasoline engines. Perseverance and perseverance bore fruit - already in 1901 the first plant was founded Boschwhich employed about forty people. And that was just the beginning.
1906 is a remarkable year in history Bosch two events. First, the 100,000th magneto was produced. Secondly, the construction of factories on the territory of other countries begins. And thirdly, an 8-hour working day and two shifts were introduced at the plant - for the first time in Europe. But the point here is not the humanity of Robert Bosch. Just to create products that were produced at his factory, it required maximum attention and composure, which could only be required from a well-rested worker. Not wanting to replace quality with quantity, Bosch made these concessions. He worked under the motto "Better to lose money than trust." Repeated successes of cars on which the equipment stood Bosch, in auto racing, make great advertising for the company.
The range of Bosch products has grown. In 1910, the first plant in the United States was opened in Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield, Massachusetts) - Bosch Magneto Company. By that time, the company was already producing a full range of electrical equipment needed for cars of that time.
By the beginning of the First World War Bosch - one of the largest manufacturers in Germany with an annual turnover of millions of marks. In 1914, the company introduces its first electric starter. But the outbreak of war crosses out all plans. Bosh is losing contact with factories and subsidiaries in other countries - it will take decades to put them back together. But the company persevered. And since 1921 it has been presenting its products at international exhibitions. In the same years, the mass creation of service centers began (Bosch Dienst). The range of manufactured equipment is expanding - for the first time the company begins to produce household appliances and power tools. 1932 Car radios begin Blaupunkt. In 1933, the first household refrigerator appeared ...
And again, the development of the company crosses out the war. Robert Bosch did not survive World War II. He died on March 12, 1942, having lived for 81 years. But the company and this time resisted. Again, it took time and effort to restore lost ties with branches abroad. Again, everything needed to start over. And they did!
Together with the rising economy of Germany, the Bosch. In 1950, the company introduces its first mixer. And in 1956, the company's millionth refrigerator rolled off the assembly line. In 1962, the world's first built-in cooker appears. This list can be replenished and replenished.
To date, Robert Bosch GmbH - a huge concern, which includes about 300 subsidiaries. Bosch is headquartered in Gerlingen, Germany (Gerlingen, Germany). The headquarters of subsidiaries are scattered throughout the country.
The concern's logo is a simple schematic representation of an engine enclosed in a circle. He is actually the same age as his company, whose age has long exceeded 100 years.
* Magneto - devices for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. Widely used in internal combustion engines.