Robert Bosch GmbH
Within the Bosch-Group, the Automotive Electronics Division with its headquarters located in Reutlingen near Stuttgart develops, produces, and sells microelectronic products for automotive and non-automotive applications. Further core competencies are systems integration and application engineering for the vehicle.
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network are the foundation for further growth. 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 up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. 92 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 functionsare carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
The product program encompasses components (semiconductors, sensors)
- Electronic Control Units (e.g. for body electronics, brake control systems, and engine management) and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)
- Non-automotive applications such as sensors for consumer electronics, as well as eBike systems
In manufacturing, we develop and utilise processes in the areas of substrate and semiconductor technology as well as silicon micro-mechanics.
Bosch will be by leading WP2(Agile Facility) and participation in WP3, WP4 and WP5, contribute the development of smart production. Bosch will also contribute as pilot line for implement and evaluate the result of agile facility study, cooperate and support define standard.
The main contribution of Bosch within this project will be the development of agile facility, establish the networks that incorporate their machinery, warehousing systems and production facilities in the shape of Cyber-Physical Systems. In the manufacturing environment, the system comprise smart machines, storage systems and production facilities capable of autonomously exchanging information, triggering actions and controlling each other independently.