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Bosch in New Zealand


Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd is a regional subsidiary and part of the global Bosch Group. Bosch has had a presence in Australia since 1907, and generated annual revenues of more than 680 million Australian dollars per annum in Oceania. In Australia and New Zealand the company employs over 1,300 people working primarily in our Melbourne and Sydney locations. Our activities cover a diverse range of product groups including security systems, power tools and accessories, automotive components and engineering services, aftermarket parts, drives and control technology, solar energy, software innovations, hot water and heating systems, and communication center services.

 
 

Bosch Group


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” 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-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. 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. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

 
 
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Locations

The Bosch Group employs associates in more than 50 countries. Learn more about our locations for research and development, manufacturing, and sales across the globe.

History Teaser

History

In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. This was the birth of today's globally active Robert Bosch GmbH.

 

Facts and figures*


Year of foundation:
Worldwide: 1886
Employees:
New Zealand: 1,300 (in Oceania)
Worldwide: 389,281
Locations:
New Zealand: 3
Sales:
Worldwide: 73.1 billion euros
Research and development cost:
Worldwide: 7 billion euros

* New Zealand: 2014 | Worldwide: 2016

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