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BOSCH history, profile and history video

“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. From the very beginning, the company’s history has been characterized by innovative drive and social commitment. We have compiled the highlights from over 125 years in our archives.”

BOSCH History

19th century

  • 1886 – Opening of Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering in Stuttgart on 15 November
  • 1887 – First low-voltage magneto from Bosch for stationary petrol engines
  • 1897 – First low-voltage magneto ignition for motor vehicle internal combustion engines

20th century

  • 1901 – First plant in Stuttgart
  • 1902 – First commercially viable high-voltage spark plug
  • 1906 – Production of 100,000th magneto ignition
  • 1906 – Introduction of eight-hour working day
  • 1910 – Opening of plant in Stuttgart-Feuerbach
  • 1913 – Start of production of headlights
  • 1918 – American assets seized; later become American Bosch Magneto
  • 1926 – Start of production of windscreen wipers
  • 1927 – First diesel fuel injection pump
  • 1929 – First TV Set from Fernseh AG division
  • 1932 – Formation of Junkers & Co.
  • 1932 – First power drill from Bosch
  • 1932 – First Blaupunkt car audio
  • 1936 – First diesel fuel injection pump for passenger cars, such as the Mercedes-Benz 260D
  • 1942 – Death of the company founder Robert Bosch on 12 April
  • 1962 – Worcester Bosch Group opens in England
  • 1964 – Robert Bosch Foundation
  • 1970 – Company headquarters moves to Gerlingen
  • 1976 – First oxygen sensors
  • 1982 – Company acquires photographic equipment division from Braun AG
  • 1986 – Traction control system (TCS) on the market
  • 1995 – Acquisition of Atco-Qualcast Ltd
  • 1995 – First Electronic Stability Control – Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 1997 – Common rail diesel fuel injection patent bought from Fiat.

21st century

  • 2000 – DI-Motronic gasoline direct injection system
  • 2000 – Acquisition of Rexroth
  • 2002 – Brand Relaunched with new logo
  • 2003 – Acquisition of Buderus AG
  • 2003 – Digital car radio with MP3 drive and digital recorder (Blaupunkt)
  • 2003 – The formation of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and acquisition of S-B Power Tool Corporation and Vermont American Corporation including the brand names for Bosch Power Tools, Skil Power Tools, Dremel, Vermont-American, Primark brands, and Gilmours
  • 2004 – Third-generation common rail diesel injection for cars, with piezo injectors
  • 2004 – Bosch opens new Technology Center in Abstatt
  • 2006 – Bosch acquires Telex Communications, a maker of hearing aids, headsets and audio equipment, and partners with Daewoo to build Bosch refrigerators in Mexico
  • 2007 – The Bosch Communications Systems business unit is created to manage the brands and products of former Telex Communications
  • 2007 – Bosch acquires Health Hero Network
  • 2008 – Tata Nano, the $2,500 People’s Car powered by Bosch-designed engine is unveiled at Auto Expo in New Delhi. Bosch plans to acquire majority stake in Ersolphotovoltaics. Bosch acquires CST/berger, maker of professional measuring equipment.
  • 2009 – Bosch acquires LR Nelson, a maker of lawn and garden products, including ponds, and merges the Gilmour and Nelson brands into Bosch – Garden and Watering.
  • 2009 – Robert Bosch acquires Akustica
  • 2012 – Purchased SPX Service Solutions
  • 2012 – Shanti Auto Electricals, Budaun
  • 2013 – Bosch announced, it will exit its solar business.”

*Information from Boschindia.com and Wikipedia.org

**Video published on YouTube by “Bosch India

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