The Bosch Group has an international reputation as a leading supplier of technology and services. The company employs around 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and in 2016 generated sales of EUR 73.1 billion. Bosch's operations are divided into four business sectors: mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology.
The Bosch Group first started its operations in Turkey back in 1910 with a branch office. It was 1972 when it opened its first factory in Bursa. Bosch Turkey presently consists of five different companies and R&D centers in Istanbul, Manisa, and Tekirdağ. As of December 2016, Bosch Turkey is one of the leading technology and services providers in the country, employing 17,000 people. The company reached total net sales of TRY 12 billion, and an export volume of TRY 7 billion in 2016.
As a leading IoT (internet of things) 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 R&D.