A young German engineer, Robert Bosch, founded an engineering company 125 years ago in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1886 Bosch established the Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering. Today, Robert Bosch Gmbh is celebrating its 125th anniversary. This year is also the 75th anniversary of Bosch's introduction of automotive diesel systems.
Bosch says that over the past 125 years, Robert Bosch has seen steady, exponential growth to become the world's largest automotive supplier, with worldwide influence and the reputation as a technology leader and innovator. Bosch began its journey to worldwide leadership in 1902 when the company developed the first commercially viable high-voltage spark plug and transformed the rudimentary automobiles of the day into reliable vehicles.
In the century and a quarter since it was founded, Bosch has unfolded a steady stream of automotive technological breakthroughs, expanded into sophisticated automotive diagnostics and wheel service products, and built a worldwide reputation for product engineering, quality and reliability.
Highlights of the company's steady growth and automotive leadership include products and systems that have been and remain very important to the aftermarket, including:
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in 150 countries.
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