In the UK, Bosch has been present since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened the company’s first office outside Germany. Every business sectors of Bosch has a presence in the UK. The company employs around 5,300 associates across 41 sites in the UK. In 2015, Bosch generated a UK revenue of £2.7 billion (3.7 billion euros). The UK is the second largest European market for Bosch after Germany and fourth largest in the world.
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 up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future.