Bosch campus for research and advance engineering in Renningen

General information

  • Total investment
Roughly 310 million euros (of which 217 million euros for construction work and 93 million euros for machinery and technical equipment)
  • Start of construction work
June 2012
  • Inauguration
October 2015
  • Plot
October 2015
  • Buildings
14, including main high-rise building (60 meters high, 12 stories), 11 laboratory and workshop buildings (between 10 and 19 meters high, 2-3 stories), and 2 service buildings
  • Associates on site
Roughly 1,900 associates (including Böblingen satellite facility)

Research and development at Bosch

  • Associates
Some 68,700 researchers and engineers worldwide, 1,700 of them in the corporate sector for research and advance engineering
  • Locations
International research network of the corporate sector for research and advance engineering, comprising 12 locations in 8 countries (Sunnyvale, Pittsburgh, Boston, Hildesheim, Renningen, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Bangalore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tel Aviv); other engineering activities related to the development of products and services
at some 130 locations worldwide
  • R&D Expenditure
7.3 billion euros (roughly 9.3 percent of Bosch Group sales) were invested in research and development in 2018.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. 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 manufacturing. 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 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 Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 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 upfront 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.

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