The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of $80.9 billion in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading Internet of Things (IoT) company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility and connected manufacturing. The company uses its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in approximately 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world.
In 2016, the Bosch Group invested $7.7 billion in research and development, and operated 120 locations with 59,000 associates in this area. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”