Below are some years and a little explanation of how Bosch has developed as a company and why they are the way they are today.
1886: The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart.
1887: Construction of the first Bosch low voltage magnet for stationary gas-powered engines.
1909: First production outside Germany starts in the USA
1927: Production of fuel injection pumps for diesel engines begins.
1928: First Bosch power tools are introduced.
1933: The company buys Blaupunkt-Werke.
1937: Bosch is incorporated as a private limited company.
1942: Robert Bosch unfortunately passes away and his legacy is passed on by Hans Walz.
1951: Bosch begins to develop petrol injection pumps for vehicle engines.
1952: Bosch begins production of kitchen appliances and does-it-yourself tools.
1957: Starts production of car transistor radios.
1962: Hans Walz resignsas CEO and replaced by Hans Merkle.
1978: The company launches the world's first series-produced anti-lock braking system.
1984: Marcus Brierich is named CEO .
1986: Bosch begins production of its first traction control system.
1989: Bosch introduces the vehicle navigation system and in the same year they also set up Bosch Telecom Business Sector that services telecommunication and communication systems.
1995: The company launches an electronic stability program.
2000: Bosch introduces the first electro-hydraulic braking system.