Invented for life

Bosch in Australia

Bosch has had a presence in Australia since 1907, opening its first wholly owned subsidiary, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1954. Bosch generates revenues of more than 960 million Australian dollars per annum in Oceania, and employs over 1300 associates. Our headquarters and technical centre is in Clayton, Victoria. Bosch Australia’s activities are operated through six wholly owned subsidiaries and include Mobility Solutions, Industry Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology.

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Facts and figures

about Bosch in Australia

Facts and figures about Bosch in Australia 2019
Facts and figures about Bosch in Australia 2019

Products and services that spark enthusiasm

In your car, at home, or at work — Bosch technology shapes many areas of life.

A car representing Bosch mobility solutions

Mobility

Mobility Solutions

With its extensive technical expertise, Bosch develops smart mobility solutions in the areas of hardware, software, and services.

A car representing Bosch mobility solutions
A couple is comfortably lying on their couch in her house with Bosch Smart Hime technology.

At home

At home

Bosch offers you individual solutions for your home to make life a bit easier every day.

A couple is comfortably lying on their couch in her house with Bosch Smart Hime technology.
An associate is monitoring the processes on the shop floor, using a tablet and Bosch Industry 4.0 tools.

Industry and trades

Industry and trades

Bosch offers innovative products and services for industry and trades.

An associate is monitoring the processes on the shop floor, using a tablet and Bosch Industry 4.0 tools.

Board of Directors

Gavin Smith

President of Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd

Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith joined Bosch Australia in 1990 following 10 years in various Information Technology roles at a number of well-known Multinationals in Australia and New Zealand. After a successful two years in Germany as part of Bosch’s Automotive Original Equipment Sales team, Gavin held a number of senior leadership positions in the company’s Australian business including Regional President of the Powertrain Division from 2003 and Regional President of the Vehicle Safety Systems Division from 2008.

In 2011, Gavin was promoted to the position of President and Chairman of the local subsidiary Robert Bosch Australia. He was the first non-expatriate to be appointed to this role.

In addition to his Bosch roles, Gavin is a Director of The Yield, an Agriculture Technology company in which Bosch has a strategic stake, a Director of Alkane Resources (ALK), a listed gold and rare earths company, and is an industry advisor to the CSIRO, Monash University, and The Queensland University of Technology.

Gavin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand and an MBA from Monash University. Gavin is a passionate advocate for reducing homelessness and for sparking children’s enthusiasm for STEM, dedicating time to both.

Nicole Sharman

Chief Financial Officer for Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd

Nicole Sharman

Nicole Sharman joined Bosch in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer of Bosch Australia. Nicole is a broadly skilled Chief Financial Officer with 20 years of successful experience. She places a strong focus on strategic and commercial imperatives, drawing from her background in automotive, manufacturing/engineering and service based organisations. Nicole has held various directorships and is currently Non-Executive Director of the Digital Leadership Institute (DLI) which equips leaders in business and government to lead and govern the change demanded by the evolving digital economy.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business Degree majoring in accounting from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Australian Society of CPA’s (FCPA), Australian Tax Institute (CTA) and the Business Continuity Institute in the UK (AMBCI).

Our brands

The Bosch Group encompasses a number of different brands which are tailored to individual market requirements, and whose products and services are also designed to improve quality of life. Explore these brands below:

  • Bosch
  • Bosch Car Service
  • Bosch Diesel Center
  • Rexroth
  • CST/berger
  • Diablo
  • Dremel
  • Dynacord
  • Electro-Voice
  • Freud
  • OTC
  • RTS
  • Robinair
  • sia Abrasives
  • Telex
  • Zexel
Portrait of Robert Bosch

Our history

In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. This was the birth of today‘s globally operating company. Right from the start, it was characterized by innovative strength and social commitment.

Stream near to the Bosch location in Blaichach, Germany.

We take responsibility

For us, sustainability means securing the company’s long-term success while at the same time protecting the natural resources on which present and future generations depend. Ecology is thus a driver of innovation. At the same time, we demonstrate a particularly high level of corporate social responsibility — both within the company and beyond.

Compliance

Compliance

Compliance is an integral part of our company’s values. With rules of conduct that apply around the world, we aim to protect our associates and company as well as our customers and partners.

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