Robert Bosch: the man whose name everyone knows

160th birthday

September 22, 2021

By Peter Kellerhof

Bosch products provide their services in all countries of the world. Bosch is the world’s largest car supplier. The origin is linked to a name: Robert Bosch.

Robert Bosch in his office in 1906, the year the 45-year-old opened his first representative office in the US.
Photo: Robert Bosch GmbH

Engineer, inventor, industrialist – these terms are associated with Robert Bosch. This week, on September 23, he would have celebrated his 160th birthday.

education and progress

Born in 1861, after his apprenticeship as a mechanic, from 1879 he worked for Wilhelm Emil Fein (inventor of the manual electric drill) and Friedrich Isaac Roediger, a pioneer in the field of fully automatic mechanical production. In 1886, at the age of 25, Bosch opened a workshop for precision engineering and electrical engineering in Stuttgart, the base of today’s Robert Bosch GmbH.

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