Highlights 2015

01

Jan. 6, Las Vegas, USA

Bosch at CES

Bosch presents smart solutions that make consumers’ lives more convenient, efficient, and secure.

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Jan. 6, Farmington Hills, USA

Acquisition of Climatec

Bosch acquires Climatec, LLC. In the U.S. market, Climatec is a leading supplier of building-automation, energy-efficiency, and security solutions.

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Feb. 6, Farmington Hills, USA, and Waiblingen, Germany

Bosch agrees to acquire Osgood Industries

With the acquisition, Bosch Packaging Technology strengthens its activities in the liquid food industry in North America and other markets.

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Feb. 16, Stuttgart and Cologne, Germany

Acquisition of ProSyst

ProSyst is a software specialist in the areas of smart homes, connected mobility, and Industry 4.0.

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Feb. 18, Reutlingen, Germany

Since the start of mass production in 1995, Bosch has manufactured five billion MEMS sensors.

By the end of 2015, this figure has risen to just under seven billion.

To the storry "With all senses"

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03

Mar. 9, Berlin, Germany

Bosch ConnectedWorld

At this IoT conference, some 800 international experts meet to talk about current areas of application and new business models.

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Mar. 20, Stuttgart, Germany

Connected industry innovation cluster set up

Activities in the field of connected industry are pooled in a new innovation cluster. In this way, Bosch is pursuing its dual strategy of being a leading provider and a leading user.

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Mar. 23, Yokohama, Japan, and Stuttgart, Germany

New Two-Wheeler and Powersports unit set up

In this new business unit, Bosch wants to bring together its various motorcycle-related activities and strengthen its global presence.

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04

Apr. 13, Hannover, Germany

Hannover Trade Fair: wide variety of Bosch solutions relating to Industry 4.0

Bosch presents efficient concepts for flexible, connected factories, including mobile production assistants that work together with human operators without the need for special guards.

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Apr. 28, Bad Kissingen, Germany

Works council meeting

Christoph Kübel, the director of industrial relations, Alfred Löckle, the chairman of the central works council, Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the board of management, and Hartwig Geisel, the deputy chairman of the central works council (from left), discuss ways of jointly shaping the working world of the future together with more than 200 employee representatives.

Apr. 28, Stuttgart, Germany

75th anniversary of Robert Bosch Hospital

Today’s Robert Bosch Hospital is one of the best equipped hospitals in southwest Germany.

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May 6, Suzhou, China

Robert Bosch International Advisory Committee visits the Bosch plant in Suzhou

May 19, Boxberg, Germany

Moving toward the mobility of the future

Bosch is pursuing three development paths, toward driving that is electric, automated, and connected. On all three fronts, Bosch is making good progress. At the International Auto-motive Press Briefing, motoring journalists were able to experience this for themselves at the proving ground in Boxberg.

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Jun. 11, Reutlingen, Germany

10 years of Bosch Sensortec

From start-up to leading global supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer electronics.

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Jun. 12, Stuttgart, Germany

Workplace of the future

Bosch’s “Next-Generation Workplace” project marks the next milestone on the road to becoming a globally connected, agile company. This project will equip the company’s office workplaces worldwide with the latest office applications. The aim is to bolster the agility of associates’ work by introducing a standard suite of user-friendly office and communications software.

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Jul. 21, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Stuttgart, Germany

Bosch agrees alliance with TomTom

The two companies intend to work together in the area of map data for highly automated driving. TomTom will create the maps, while Bosch will use its systems development as the basis for defining the accuracy and content required.

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Jul. 22, Stuttgart and Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

50 million electric steering systems

Electric steering systems are essential for electromobility and automated driving. Seven out of ten Bosch power steering systems are operated electrically. By the end of the year, the number of electric steering systems manufactured will have risen to 60 million.

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Jul. 30, Stuttgart, Germany

Bosch Global Service Solutions division planned

From January 1, 2016, the new Bosch Global Service Solutions division will bring together all the internal and external services offered by the company. As well as continuing successful services such as eCall, customer support, and business process outsourcing, the division will also become the comprehensive Bosch-internal provider of shared-service functions relating to administration and sales./p>

 

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Aug. 7, Budapest, Hungary

New Mobility Solutions engineering center opened

In the facility, things such as electronics and other components for driver assistance and engine management systems will be developed by nearly 1,300 engineers – twice as many as four years ago.

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Aug. 17, Hayward, USA, and Stuttgart, Germany

Bosch acquires Seeo Inc.

The acquisition of this start-up is a further important milestone on the path to a new groundbreaking technology for electric vehicles. The newly gained expertise could mean that this technology is ready for production within five years.

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09

Sept. 15, Frankfurt, Germany

66th International Motor Show (IAA)

At the IAA 2015, Bosch showcases solutions and innovations in the growing fields of connectivity, automation, and electrification. The exhibition clearly shows how successful Bosch already is in these areas, and that it is assuming a leading role in the transformation that is sweeping through the automotive sector.

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Sept. 22, Farmington Hills, USA

Acquisition of Kliklok-Woodman agreed

With this acquisition, Bosch broadens its portfolio of process and packaging technology for the foodstuffs industry.

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10

Oct. 6, Bengaluru, India

The German federal chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi visit the Bosch facilities in Bengaluru

Two Bosch apprentices present them with a lion, the symbol of the “Make in India” initiative.

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Oct. 14, Renningen, Germany

Bosch officially opens new research campus in Renningen

At a ceremony attended by the federal chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, Baden-Württemberg governor Winfried Kretschmann, and many other guests from politics, business, and academia, the research campus is officially opened on October 14, 2015.

Shown here (from left): Dr. Michael Bolle, president of the corporate sector for research and advance engineering, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, Governor Winfried Kretschmann, and Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management.

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Nov. 26, Stuttgart, Germany

New subsidiary for smart homes

Bosch announces the establishment of Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH. From January 1, 2016, it will offer smart-home solutions from a single source. The core of the system is the Bosch smart-home controller, a central control unit that connects the components with each other and to the internet.

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Dec. 2, Stuttgart, Germany

A gift in three movements

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra dedicates a specially composed cello concerto to Prof. Hermann Scholl, the Bosch Group honorary chairman, on his 80th birthday.

Dec. 2, Saarbrücken and Blaichach, Germany

Industrie 4.0 Award 2015

For the way it has connected all the consum-ables in its manufacturing and logistical operations, as well as for processing its operating data and statuses in real time, the Bosch plant in Blaichach receives the Industrie 4.0 Award from the trade journal “Produktion.”