German group of companies engaged in the development and production of industrial and household equipment, vehicles for cars. For some time engaged in the production of telecommunications equipment. Among the ten largest world manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment.
In 1886, November 15, in the German city of Stuttgart (Stuttgart), the inventor Robert Bosch founded his own workshop, which he called «Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering». (Workshop precision mechanics and electrical equipment). The first time was not easy. Robert personally served his clients while riding a bicycle. He was mainly engaged in the creation of magneto * for gasoline engines. Perseverance and perseverance bore fruit — in 1901 the first Bosch plant was founded, which employed about forty people. And it was still the beginning.
The year 1906 is notable in the history of Bosch by two events. First, the 100,000th magneto was released. 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 Robert Bosch’s humanity. Simply, to create products that were produced at his factory, maximum attention and concentration were required, which could be required only from a well-rested worker. Not wanting to replace quality with quantity, Bosch went to such concessions.
He worked under the motto «It is better to lose money than trust.» Repeated successes of cars, on which Bosch equipment stood, in car races, make an excellent company advertisement.
The Bosch product range has grown. In 1910, the first plant in the United States in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield, Massachusetts) — Bosch Magneto Company. By that time, the company had already released a full range of electrical equipment needed for cars of the time.
By the beginning of the First World War, Bosch is one of the largest German manufacturers with an annual turnover of millions of brands. In 1914, the company introduced its first electric starter. But the outbreak of war cancels all plans. Bosh loses contact with factories and subsidiaries in other countries — it will take decades to assemble them back. But the company has resisted.
And since 1921 she presented her products at international exhibitions. In those years, begins the mass creation of service centers (Bosch Dienst). The range of manufactured equipment is expanding — for the first time, the company begins to produce household appliances and power tools. In 1932, Blaupunkt car radios began. In 1933, the first ever domestic refrigerator appeared …
And again, the development of the company crosses the war. Robert Bosch did not survive World War II. He died on March 12, 1942, after living 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.
Together with the rising economy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bosch also rises. In 1950, the company introduced its first mixer. And in 1956 the millionth refrigerator of the company came off the assembly line. In 1962, the world’s first built-in stove appears. This list can be replenished and replenished. Today, Robert Bosch GmbH is a huge concern, which includes about 300 subsidiaries. The headquarters of Bosch is located in Gerlingen, Germany (Gerlingen, Germany). The headquarters of the subsidiaries are scattered throughout the country.