The internet of things offers huge opportunities, and Bosch has set itself the goal of becoming one of the leading global companies in this field. Everything is becoming connected, everything is becoming simpler – in a nutshell, “Simply.Connected.” The annual report shows how much is already being done in this direction.Show Annual Report Show Bosch today
As a leading technology and services company, we take advantage of our global opportunities for strong and meaningful development. Our ambition is to enhance the quality of life with solutions that are both innovative and beneficial. We focus on our core competencies in automotive and industrial technologies as well as in products and services for professional and private use.
|Share outside Germany as percent||77||77||78||80|
|Number of associates (as of 12/31 of the year)||272,830||281,381||290,183||374,778||390,000|
|located in Germany||108,460||107,285||105,429||131,994||134,000|
|located outside Germany||164,370||174,096||184,754||242,784||256,000|
|Research and development cost1||4,442||4,543||4,959||6,378||6,600|
|Profit after tax||2,304||1,251||2,637||3,537|