In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. This was the birth of today‘s globally operating company. Right from the start, it was characterized by innovative strength and social commitment. As a privately owned company, we act independently of the stock markets. Through Robert Bosch Stiftung, a charitable foundation, our profits are used to benefit society, the environment, and future generations — sustainably and for the long-term. Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 35,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2018. According to preliminary figures, in 2018 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14.5 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.