The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch operates in the fields of automotive, industrial and building technologies, as well as consumer goods. Robert Bosch (1861-1942) in Stuttgart, Germany founded the company in 1886. Within a few years, the company had representation in many countries. Bosch GmbH appointed its first distributor in South Africa in 1906.
Today, Bosch has more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. Judging by the number of registered patents it holds worldwide, Bosch remains the global technology leader in automotive know-how.