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Annual Report 2015

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.

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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.

 2012*2013201420152016**
Sales revenue 44,703 46,068 48,951 70,607 73,100
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
Capital expenditure 2,714 2,539 2,585 4,058
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

Currency figures in millions of euros

*Figures following adjustment for new methods of accounting and valuation

**Preliminary numbers

1Including development work charged directly to customers