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Headquarters: Gerlingen, Germany
Founded: 15 November 1886

A German electronics and engineering company, its automotive businesses include developing vehicle systems for both OEMs and the aftermarket.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Robert Bosch GmbH page on 27 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Robert Bosch GmbH (About this sound pronunciation (helpĀ·info)), or Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. It is the world's largest supplier of automotive components measured by 2011 revenues. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886. Bosch is 92% owned by Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Bosch's core products are automotive components (including brakes, controls, electrical drives, electronics, fuel systems, generators, starter motors and steering systems), industrial products (including drives and controls, packaging technology and consumer goods) and building products (including household appliances, power tools, security systems and thermotechnology).

About 60% of Bosch's worldwide annual sales are produced in automotive technology. Bosch invented the first practical magneto, an early ignition electrical source, which provided the spark to ignite the fuel in most of the earliest internal combustion engines, and is still used in general aviation engines. Bosch's corporate logo to this date depicts the armature from a magneto. Bosch was an early manufacturer of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and as time passed, Bosch became a leader in such specialized fields as traction control systems (TCS), the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), body electronics (such as central locking, doors, windows and seats), and oxygen sensors, injectors and fuel pumps. Even in such humble technological areas as spark plugs, wiper blades, engine cooling fans and other aftermarket parts, Bosch has over $1 billion in annual sales.

Bosch is a leading player in car stereo systems and in-car navigation systems.

Bosch is supplying hybrid diesel-electric technology to automakers, including PSA Peugeot 3008.

The proposed settlement of consumer claims in the Volkswagen emissions scandal explicitly excludes claims that might be made against Bosch.

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7 December 1922BOSCH INQUIRY OPENS HEREThe New York Times
21 November 1994Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated EquipmentFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
26 April 2007Bosch To Expand China OperationsAnthony Fontanelle
3 December 2012Robert Bosch GmbH; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public CommentFederal Register: Federal Trade Commission (Donald S. Clark)
1 June 2016Now at Summit Racing: Bosch Performance GaugesSummit Racing Equipment


DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
August 2004Five-Year Review Report
Bendix/Bosch Automotive Group - Berrien County - St. Joseph, Michigan
United States Environmental Protection Agency

- 5,911KB - 170 pages
3 April 2012Method for Determining the Rotational Axis and the Center of Rotation of a Vehicle Wheel
United States Patent
Guenter Nobis, Steffen Abraham, and Volker Uffenkamp for Robert Bosch GmbH

- 1.2MB - 10 pages
3 July 2012Drive Frequency Tunable MEMS Gyroscope
United States Patent US 8,210,038 B2
Marko Rocznik for Robert Bosch GmbH

- 718KB - 9 pages
3 July 2012Quick Booster
United States Patent US 8,210,091
Chris Anderson, Raynald Sprocq, Jean-Pierre Michon, and Jean-Marc Attard for Robert Bosch GmbH

- 1.4MB - 20 pages
23 April 2013Wiper Blade
United States Patent US 8,424,149
Wildrik Coemans, David Van Baelen, Peter Saevels, and Hans Beelen for Robert Bosch GmbH

- 498KB - 6 pages
11 June 2013Method and Device for Providing a Rotational Speed and Temperature Indication of a Supercharging Device for an Internal Combustion Engine
United States Patent US 8,459,023
Uwe Kassner for Robert Bosch GmbH

- 4.6MB - 8 pages

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