Press release #Thermotechnology

Jan Brockmann to become new Chairman of the Bosch Thermotechnology Division

Change from AB Electrolux on 1 November

  • “Jan Brockmann is an internationally experienced manager who will contribute his proven technological and industry expertise to our company,” said Dr. Christian Fischer.
  • Incumbent Chairman Uwe Glock will change to the Bosch Thermotechnology Supervisory Board and remain President of the BDH, the Federation of the German Heating Industry.
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Stuttgart – Jan Brockmann will join the Bosch Group on 1 November 2020 and will take over as Chairman of the Bosch Thermotechnology Division (2019: revenues of EUR 3.6 billion; approx. 14,500 associates) on 1 January 2021. Brockmann is currently Chief Operations and Technology Officer of AB Electrolux, Stockholm, Sweden. He will succeed Uwe Glock, who will change to the Supervisory Board of Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH on 1 January 2021 and will continue to serve as President of the Federation of the German Heating Industry (BDH).

“Jan Brockmann is an internationally experienced manager who will contribute his proven technological and industry expertise to our company. I am very pleased about his move to Bosch. He will push ahead with our strategy for systems and solutions for defossilization and digitalization in the building sector,” said Dr. Christian Fischer, member of the Bosch Board of Management and responsible for the Energy and Building Technology business sector. Fischer also praised the achievements of Brockmann’s predecessor: “Building on his vision, entrepreneurial energy and pragmatism, Uwe Glock has put the Thermotechnology Division in an excellent position and prepared it for the challenges and opportunities of future energy systems.”

Joint and continued successful growth

“I look forward to working with the Bosch Thermotechnology team to further develop the customer experience of heat and comfort through innovative and sustainable product and service solutions, and thus to leading the company and its strong brands to continued successful growth,” said Jan Brockmann. The graduate engineer joined Electrolux in 2010. He has since gained experience in the management of product and service oriented, global multi-brand businesses – especially also thermal systems – in both the consumer goods and automotive industries.

Bosch Thermotechnology

Bosch Thermotechnology offers its customers throughout the world solutions for their room climate, domestic hot water and decentralised energy management requirements – highly efficient technologies which also in many cases use renewable energies and make a significant contribution to implementing the energy transition. Bosch Thermotechnology’s strong international and regional brands use their comprehensive know-how – whether in terms of condensing technology, solar thermal systems, heat pumps or fuel cells – to reduce CO2 emissions.

Bosch Thermotechnology is a leading European manufacturer of sustainable and energy-efficient heating, cooling and hot water solutions. In fiscal 2021, the company generated sales of about 4 billion euros (64 percent outside Germany) and employed approx. 14,200 people. Bosch Thermotechnology has strong international and regional brands and manufactures a diversified product range in Europe, America and Asia.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 470 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. 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 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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