The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011 and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
Since 1994, Bosch has operated in Vietnam through representative offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Robert Bosch Vietnam Co., Ltd was established in Ho Chi Minh City on April 23, 2008 following official Vietnamese approval for a wholly-owned subsidiary. Currently, it has three further locations in the country: an office in Hanoi, a manufacturing plant in Long Thanh, Dong Nai province and one more office in Da Nang City which was officially opened in October 2012.Currently, seven Bosch divisions are represented in the country: Automotive Aftermarket, Drive and Control Technology, Power Tools, Security Systems, Solar Energy, Thermotechnology, and Gasoline Systems.
On April 14, 2011, the Gasoline Systems division officially opened a high-tech manufacturing plant for the production of pushbelts used for continuously variable transmission (CVT) in automobiles.
Vietnam’s attractive foreign investment policies and good infrastructure also persuaded Bosch to open its first Software and Engineering Center in Southeast Asia in Ho Chi Minh City. Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd, officially inaugurated on May 11, 2011, provides hi-tech software and engineering solutions such as embedded software and mechanical design, as well as IT and IT-enabled services for Vietnam and the region.
As of October 2012, Bosch employs more than 1000 associates in Vietnam, and will increase its workforce in the country to employ about1,600 associates by 2015.
The Gasoline Systems division is part of the Bosch Automotive Technology business sector. It produces and supplies components for gasoline engines and powertrains to nearly all automakers worldwide.
The Gasoline Systems plant located in Long Thanh has been producing pushbelts for continuously variable transmission (CVT) systems since August 2008. The plant is the first hi-tech Bosch CVT pushbelt manufacturing site in Southeast Asia, and the second such Bosch plant ever to be built worldwide. This demonstrates Bosch’s commitment to building up its presence in Vietnam.
Innovations from Bosch have shaped automotive history. As the world’s largest independent automotive supplier, Bosch ensures that driving continues to become cleaner, safer, and more economical.
A leading player in the global automotive aftermarket industry, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket has a portfolio ranging from state-of-the-art spare parts to diagnostics and professional repair shop services. Its wide range of automotive parts provides single-source solutions for both European and Asian vehicles.
In Vietnam, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket offers a wide range of automotive products for both diesel and gasoline vehicles such as injection parts, batteries, spark plugs, wiper blades, filters, brake components, fuel pumps, oxygen sensors, bulbs, and horns. Bosch products are well known for their quality and reliability, as well as for innovative technology that enhances car performance. Bosch products are available through Bosch retail sales points – a shop-in shop concept at automotive parts retail dealers and repair shops.
Bosch Rexroth, or the Drive and Control Technology division of Bosch, is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. It offers tailor-made solutions for power, control, and actuator systems for factory automation, machinery applications and engineering, mobile applications, and renewable energies. For more than 500,000 customers in over 80 countries, it is the supplier of choice for high quality electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechatronic components and systems.
As a system-level partner, Bosch Rexroth has a wealth of knowledge in approximately 700 industrial sectors, and offers a complete range of drive and control technologies for all industries. Its comprehensive service portfolio underpins its market leadership position as a partner for machine and system manufacturers.
Bosch Security Systems is an innovative, global provider of high quality security and communications products and solutions, and is one of the key players in the industry, both globally and in the Southeast Asian market. It offers a complete range of specialized state-of-the-art products and systems for standard or customized applications and projects, and is thus able to offer its customers true one-stop solutions.
The product portfolio of Bosch Security Systems ranges from IP and analog video surveillance to conference systems, public address and voice alarm systems, intrusion and fire alarm systems, access systems, professional sound systems, and emergency communications systems.
In Vietnam, Bosch Security Systems offers the full range of security, safety, and communications products for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, transportation and government sectors, educational institutions, and public venues. Bosch has also established authorized repair centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to give its customers better service and faster turnaround time. In addition, Bosch provides continuous support to its certified partners in the areas of marketing, sales, and product training.
Bosch professional power tools are engineered for excellence – meeting the highest standards of speed, precision, and robustness for consistent and professional results.
Bosch is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power tools and accessories. Its wide range of tools encompasses both state-of-the-art lithium-ion cordless options and world-class corded versions for almost any application – from drilling to breaking concrete and grinding metal, to fashioning wood and plastic.
Construction professionals demand a lot: speed, reliability, competence, and endurance. When developing new power tools, Bosch Power Tools works very closely with trade and industry professionals who use power tools daily. Bosch understands that construction professionals face pressure to deliver exceptional quality all the time. That’s why Bosch product experts constantly think ahead to meet future needs. In the truest sense, Bosch power tools are for professionals, from professionals.
In Vietnam, Bosch Power Tools offers the full range of products – including rotary hammers, impact drills, jigsaws, demolition hammers, grinders, planers, sanders, and measuring tools, for professionals working with concrete, wood, or metal.
Bosch Solar Energy offers high quality solar cells and modules for photovoltaic power generation – from small-scale arrays for single-family homes to large-scale turnkey photovoltaic projects.
As a strong and globally active company in the photovoltaics sector, Bosch Solar Energy makes a daily contribution to protecting the environment and combating climate change by eliminating carbon dioxide in power generation.
The Bosch Thermotechnology division is a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and innovative solutions for room climate, hot water, and decentralized energy management.
Bosch Thermotechnology has 12 strong regional and national brands and a diversified product range, which is produced in a total of 21 plants in 11 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia.
In Southeast Asia, Bosch Thermotechnology is mostly known for its large-scale, industrial boiler systems. Bosch Industriekessel GmbH in Gunzenhausen, Germany is the division’s competence center for large and industrial boiler systems, and the market leader in this business field.