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.
In 1886, the company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart
In 1887, Bosch presented a low voltage magneto for gas engines
From 1897, Bosch started installing magneto ignition devices into automobiles and became a supplier of an ignition system.
In 1902, the chief engineer at Bosch, Gottlob Honold, unveiled the high-voltage magneto ignition system with spark plug.
In 1901 Bosch opened its first factory, in Stuttgart and introduced the 8-hour day for workers.
In 1910, the Feuerbach plant was built near Stuttgart, where Bosch started to produce headlights in 1913.
In 1917, Bosch became a corporation
Bosch started to produce windshield wipers in 1926 and diesel injection pumps in 1927
In 1932, Bosch developed its first power drill and first car radio
In 1937, Bosch AG became a limited liability company (GmbH)
In 1964, Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded. Bosch founded a new development center in Schwieberdingen in 1968, and the headquarters moved to Gerlingen in 1970.
In 1976, the company invented the oxygen sensor, then the electric motor control (1979), the traction control system (1986), the xenon light for cars (1991), the electronic stability control (1995), further development of the common rail direct fuel injection (invented by Magneti Marelli) (1997), and the direct fuel injection (2000).
In 2001, Bosch renamed to Bosch Rexroth AG and invented electric hydraulic brake
In 2002, Bosch acquired Philips CSI, which at the time was manufacturing a broad range of professional communication and security products and systems including CCTV, congress and public address systems.
In 2003, Bosch invented the common rail fuel injection with piezo-injectors, the digital car radio with a disc drive, and the cordless screwdriver with a lithium-ion battery
In 2009, Bosch invested about 3.6 billion Euro in development and research. Approximately 3900 patents are published per year
In 2014, Bosch received the 2014 U.S. Smart Partner award for Physical Security from Ingram Micro Inc
In 2015, Bosch purchases Seeo, Inc, a start-up working on solid state lithium ion batteries
In June 2021, Bosch christened its newly built semiconductor manufacturing plant in which it invested $1.2 billion, its largest-ever spending on a single project.
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