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Bosch IT campus: central hub for development of digital business models

Simon Schmitt

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Owner/builderBorsigstraße Immobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co KG
TenantRobert Bosch GmbH
Total contractor investment90 million euros
AddressBosch IT-Campus
Borsigstrasse 4
70469 Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany
Construction phaseJune 2015 to June 2017
Move-in date and openingFirst move in date: January 2017 (section Fe 710);
Additional move-ins starting July 2017 (section Fe 701);
Official opening: October 2017
Site11,000 square meters between Borsigstrasse,
Siemensstrasse, and Kruppstrasse in Stuttgart-Feuerbach
BuildingIT campus consisting of two building sections with five stories,
plus underground garage; building height: approx. 24 meters
Net total area38,500 square meters
Functional areasSpaces tailored to IT associates’ needs: user experience (UX) studio, IT space (showroom, service room, and support room for associates); lounge areas as well as rooms for creativity and relaxation; cafeteria
(two levels with 650 seats and open-kitchen concept)

Working at the IT campus

Associates2,000 associates (as of: October 2017; more than 25 percent of Bosch corporate IT associates)
Area of workThe IT campus is the new headquarters of the corporate sector for information systems and services (Bosch IT) – a center of competence that is dedicated to the coordination of global IT at Bosch and pools all corporate IT functions that were previously located throughout the greater Stuttgart area
Office conceptOpen-plan offices according to the inspiring working conditions (IWC) principle: open office concept with zones
for teamwork and working alone in a concentrated manner; phone and focus rooms, as well as meeting and conference rooms; sharing rate: 30 percent of the fully utilized workstations will be shared
Workplace design and equipmentTotal investment of around 2 million euros for state-of-the-art equipment such as high-end laptops and smartphones; complete communication infrastructure for easy teamwork across national borders, time zones, and division

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 440 subsidiary 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. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. 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.

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

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