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02-02-2018 | Turkey | Corporate News

Bosch Turkey consists of 5 different companies in İstanbul, Bursa, Kocaeli, Manisa, and Tekirdağ which operate in the areas of mobility solutions, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. The Bosch Group started its operations in Turkey with its branch office established in 1910 and its first factory was found in Bursa in 1972. Bosch Turkey, operates as one of the leading providers of technology and services sectors, employing more than 17000 associates. Therefore, Bosch provides “Invented for Life” across the globe. The company reached total net sales of 12 billion Turkish Liras thereof 7 billion Turkish Liras export volume. Bosch Turkey has R&D activities in 4 R&D centers in Bursa, Manisa, and Tekirdağ.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400.500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. 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 industry. 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 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.” 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, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62500 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 up-front 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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