The Bosch Group at a glance
What we do
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
Bosch at a glance
Sales revenue, associates, locations — key figures and brands at a glance
(figures as of December 31, 2021 | values rounded)
billion euros sales revenue
researchers and engineers worldwide
subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries
billion euros EBIT
billion euros on research and development
Ownership structure and organization
The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. 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.
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Since it was established in 1964, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH has been carrying on the company founder’s public welfare endeavors. It helps smooth the path toward viable solutions for social challenges. The support it provides can take the form of projects of its own, of partnerships, and of grants for third-party initiatives. The Stiftung finances its work from the dividend it receives as a shareholder in Robert Bosch GmbH.