Werner Struth has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 2012. In that capacity, he is responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector, which includes the Packaging Technology and Drive and Control Technology divisions. He is also responsible for North and South America, manufacturing coordination, and environmental protection.
Werner Struth was born in Koblenz in 1956. He is married and has three children. On completing his studies in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen in 1982, he joined the Fraunhofer Society’s Institute for Production Technology (IPT), also in Aachen. In 1988, he completed his PhD in general and theoretical mechanical engineering.
Career stages in the Bosch Group
Senior Expert, Tool Development
Section Head, Operations Scheduling
Department Head, ABS/ESP Generation 5.0 Project
Vice President, Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of
Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Executive Vice-President Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing,
Nippon ABS Ltd., Japan
Executive Vice President Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing,
Bosch Braking Systems Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Chairman of the Board of Management, Coordination, Manufacturing, Quality,
and Human Resources, Bosch Braking System Co. Ltd., Japan
Executive Vice President Manufacturing and Quality, Diesel Systems Division
President Coordination, Manufacturing, and Quality,
Chassis Systems Control Division
Member of the Board of Management,
Robert Bosch GmbH
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.