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Bosch World Experience Discover the world with Bosch Wanted: six participants for a trip around the world

  • Destinations include London, Panama City, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Singapore
  • Participants will report on their experiences in a virtual travel diary
  • Deadline for applications: May 16, 2014
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Stuttgart – Bosch is currently looking for six young people from across the globe to take part in the Bosch World Experience. The global supplier of technology and services will be sending participants on a 16-day trip around the world to visit well-known projects that Bosch is involved in. Destinations on this summer's trip will include London, Panama City, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Singapore. Applications will be accepted between April 7 and May 16, 2014 at www.experience-bosch.com.

Bosch is more than you think
Since Bosch was founded more than 125 years ago, the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” has evolved into a global supplier of technology and services. Today, the company offers a broad range of products and services in the areas of automotive technology, industrial technology, consumer goods, as well as energy and building technology. And yet many people know Bosch only as a producer of cordless screwdrivers, washing machines, and spark plugs.
With the “Bosch is more than you think” initiative, six women and men will be travelling to three continents to discover the ways in which Bosch leaves its mark on the world with technologies that are “Invented for life.” “Many people are only familiar with a fraction of the solutions that Bosch offers to improve the quality of life and spark people's enthusiasm. Bosch World Experience will offer its international participants an exclusive look behind the scenes of six major projects in which Bosch is involved, including in areas where one might not expect to find us,” says Karoline Hagen, a Bosch marketing manager, in describing the aim of the trip. Participants will learn, for instance, how container ships will soon be lowered and lifted a total of 26 meters in the Panama Canal's new locks, which are equipped with Bosch Rexroth hydraulics. Each of the stops on the trip will include a full program of complementary activities. In London, for instance, Bosch World Experience participants will take part in a blogger workshop. And in San Francisco, they will take a tour of the city on e-bikes.

Involving the online community via social media
Participants will report on their experiences with posts, pictures, and videos on their social media channels. The online community can interact with participants via these channels, and thus also take part in the Bosch World Experience. Contributions will then be summarized in a blogumentary on a special website.

Participants should have an affinity for social media and a sense of curiosity
Applications will be accepted starting April 7, 2014, at www.experience-bosch.com. Applicants must first register, answer questions on each of the destinations, and provide their personal details. They should have an affinity for social media and a sense of curiosity. Following the application phase, six participants from around the world will be chosen.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8477 - April 07, 2014

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