Solar Decathlon 2013
Bosch believes it is our obligation to find economical ways to create a sustainable energy supply and a brighter future. This year, Bosch will spend close to $5 billion on global research and development, with approximately 45% focused on products that help enhance energy efficiency and protect the environment. We are committed to finding energy-efficient solutions while enhancing the quality of life. We are pleased to support the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, as we have for many years, and are indeed privileged to donate our products to many of the 2013 student teams.
In the U.S., the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine, and software solutions. Having established a presence in the United States in 1906, Bosch employs approximately 15,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012.
Automotive Technology is Bosch's largest business sector globally and in North America, with sales of approximately $6.9 billion in 2012.
Bosch's North American Industrial Technology business sector reported sales of approximately $1.7 billion in 2012. Bosch makes a strong impact in this sector with its drive and control technology and packaging technology.
Bosch brings trusted and innovative products to residential and commercial buildings throughout North America. With 2012 sales of $2 billion, the Consumer Goods business supplies products that include power tools, thermotechnology, security systems, and home appliances.
Energy and Building Technology
In January 2013, Bosch introduced its fourth business sector: Energy and Building Technology, which includes production of resource-conserving heating, cooling, and hot water solutions; communication systems; and security and life safety solutions.
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems is the market leader in evidence-based telehealth solutions that monitor patients' health status in their homes. More than 50,000 patients benefit from Bosch's in-home telehealth system on a daily basis.
Bosch Software Innovations
Bosch Software Innovations designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions that help Bosch customers around the world in the traditional enterprise environment and in the Internet of Things and Services. It places particular focus on the topics of mobility, energy and building, manufacturing, and financial services.
For more information, visit www.bosch.us.