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Robert Bosch GmbH

Robert Bosch GmbH
Company nameRobert Bosch GmbH
Company typeGmbH
IndustryAutomotive, Automation, Major appliances, Packaging, Security
Founded15 November 1886 (adopted current name in 1937) by Robert Bosch
Founder(s)Robert Bosch
HeadquartersGerlingen, Germany
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleFranz Fehrenbach (Chairman)
ProductsAutomotive parts, Power tools, Security systems
Revenue(+) -47.3 billion (2010)
Employees300,000 (2011)

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Robert Bosch GmbH is a technology-based corporation that was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886. It is the world's largest supplier of automotive components.

The headquarters of Bosch is in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart. Franz Fehrenbach became chairman on 1 July 2003.

Operating in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, in the year 2010, Bosch has reported sales of -47.5 billion taking in nearly 27% growth year after year making it the fastest growing year in its 125 year history.

In 2004, Robert Bosch GmbH was 17th on the list of Top 20 Patent Winners in the United States, with 907 new patents. This was an improvement from 20th (758 patents) in 2003, and 23rd (683 patents) in 2002.

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