About us

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs about 390,000 associates worldwide. Bosch offers connected products and services that help improve quality of life around the world.

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. In 2016, the Bosch Group’s sales grew by 3.6 percent over the previous year to 73.1 billion euros.

Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. This special ownership structure guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, enabling the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. What is more, the Bosch Group’s profit-oriented approach shapes the foundation of the company’s charitable activities, as well as those of Robert Bosch Stiftung.

109. Million Euros

The Robert Bosch Stiftung budget in 2016, which was spent on 683 projects.


The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions that are “Invented for life”. These include products that spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve resources. To achieve this aim, we drive change and seize opportunities in the areas of connectivity, electrification, and energy efficiency. Today, we are a leading provider for the Internet of Things (IoT). Thanks to our expertise in the realms of sensor technology, software, and services, we offer innovative technologies in the areas of smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and Industry 4.0.  

Here, we benefit from our global research and development network, which counts some 59,000 associates around the world. In 2016, Bosch spent a total of seven billion euros or 9.5 percent of its sales on its research and development activities.


Sales by business sector

Mobility Solutions


Consumer Goods


Industrial Technology


Energy & Building Technology