Manufacturing diesel injection pumps at Feuerbach plant, 1973. Fluids used for production are recycled for multiple use.

The era of environmental protection

At Bosch, boosting economic efficiency was always deemed an integral part of responsible business. However, one issue began to gain increasing importance in the early 1970s: environmental protection. On January...

Braking without locking the wheels

The beginnings of Bosch’s antilock braking system In 1936, Bosch registered a patent for a “mechanism to prevent locking of the wheels of a motor vehicle.” At one time or another, almost every driver discove...

“Safe night-time driving at last!”

Up until the early 1910s, Bosch manufactured practically nothing but ignition devices or systems. This focus on a single product was a very risky business strategy. At the same time, the automotive market was c...

Information Systems & Services @Bosch

“It can sense punch cards, that is, it reads the data and saves it on a magnetic drum, just as someone with a head for figures can retain numbers – only it retains far more, numbers, in inconceivably vast quant...

Bosch car heating

Cozy warmth in the icy cold – the Bosch car heating system Furs, blankets, and foot muffs – without equipment to protect against the cold, automobile journeys could turn into a quite frosty affair in the win...