Stuttgart, Germany – The end of the year will see changes in the employee representatives on the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH. Effective January 1, 2017, Nadine Boguslawski will join the supervisory board of the supplier of technology and services. Aged 39, Boguslawski succeeds Christiane Benner (48), vice-president of the Industriegewerkschaft Metall union, who is retiring from the supervisory board effective December 31, 2016. Benner has belonged to the supervisory board since March 2013. Boguslawski has been a leading official of the IG Metall union in Baden-Württemberg since 2014. She has represented employee interests on the supervisory board of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH since 2015.
“The shareholders and the supervisory board would like to thank Christiane Benner for her loyal collaboration over the past few years. With her expertise in the area of digital transformation and the working world of the future, she provided important input,” says Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH and managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG. “We wish Nadine Bugoslawski all the best and every success with her tasks.”
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
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.