Bosch in North America: robust sales growth in 2015

Overview of activities in the region

Las Vegas, Nevada – Bosch's North American business continues to develop well: in 2015 the company achieved year-on-year nominal sales growth of 20 percent in the region. Adjusted for currency effects, the increase in sales is expected to amount to some 7 percent. Bosch announced these figures atCES 2016in Las Vegas. The company employs a total of over 30,000 people in North America, some 17,000 of them in the United States. For Bosch, North America is a global driver of innovation and plays a major part in the company's aim of offering technology that is “Invented for life” worldwide. Bosch has had a presence in the United States since 1906.

Expansion of activities / capital expenditure:In 2015, Bosch invested nearly 400 million dollars in the United States. One important investment was the acquisition of U.S. start-up Seeo Inc. (Hayward, CA) . Bosch sees potential to combine its newly acquired expertise with its own developments in the field of batteries in order to more than double energy density by 2020 while significantly reducing costs. In addition, Bosch acquired the Michigan-based company Climatec last year. Climatec is a leading supplier of energy efficiency, building automation, and security solutions. In addition, Bosch expanded its U.S. packaging activities in 2015 through its acquisition of Osgood Industries Inc. in Florida and the planned acquisition of Kliklok-Woodman Corporation in Georgia.

Research and development:Bosch employs some 2,000 researchers and developers in North America. In 1999, Bosch's corporate research and advance engineering opened its first branch outside Germany, the Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Palo Alto. Today, this is where some 100 highly qualified associates are exploring the potential of current research trends in areas of future promise. These include web technologies, automated driving systems, and robotics. The associates also collaborate on research with leading U.S. educational institutions such as Stanford University. A Bosch start-up launched in 2015 and based in Palo Alto is working on developing robots for household use.

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Visit Bosch atCES 2016in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016(all times local)

  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
    Press conference
    withDr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at Mandalay Bay Hotel, South Convention Center, Level 3, Banyan Rooms A-D.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Keynote panel
    "Beyond Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Mobility"
    Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Westgate Theater. Other panelists to include U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
  • 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
    Conference track:
    The Internet of MEMS and Sensors
    Panel:"Technology Trends for the IoT"; Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager, Bosch Sensortec, Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4404
Friday, January 8, 2016Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9, 2016 – Bosch booths
  • Focus on smart homes, smart cities, and Industry 4.0in the Smart Home Marketplace, Sands Expo Center, booth #71517
  • Focus on connected mobilityin the North Hall, booth #2302
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