In the beginning
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, was founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch, who opened his ‘Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering’,constructing and installing electrical equipment of all kinds. At the Leipzig Spring Fair in 1933, Bosch presented the refrigerator, and later expanded its product range in 1951, to include numerous other appliances such as food processors, washing machines and dishwashers.
BSH Bosch & Siemens Home Appliances
In 1967, a joint venture between Bosch and Siemens led to the formation of BSH Bosch & Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, which now ranks as the world’s third-largest manufacturer of home appliances.
“It’s better to lose money than trust”, the philosophy that the company’s founder, Robert Bosch, believed in, continues to guide Bosch in developing high-quality technical products and assuming social responsibility wherever it operates. Throughout its 125-year history, the Bosch brand has been synonymous with the highest quality, reliability and superior performance – the same traits that defined Robert Bosch’s first workshop in 1886. The company’s seven core values are future and result focus; responsibility; initiative and determination; openness and trust; fairness; reliability, credibility and legality; and cultural diversity.
The established Bosch logo serves as a constant reminder of its company history, representing a simple magneto armature and casing, one of the first components that it produced.
In 2011, Bosch celebrated its 125th anniversary, as well as the 150th anniversary of its founder’s birth. Over the past 125 years the company has invested heavily in products that protect the environment and conserve resources. Products that truly are ‘invented for life’.