Bosch Domestic Appliances
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Appliance Manufacturer & Brand Information
The world over Bosch is often regarded as the premier German manufacturer of electrical domestic appliances. Their extensive range cover all types of small appliances to cooking, heating, refrigeration and laundry appliances.
Bosch, origins begin with founder Robert Bosch forming his automotive business back in 1886 producing a low voltage magneto's for early internal combustion engines and later anything from windscreen wipers to fuel injection pumps were produced from his factories in Stuttgart.
Bosch entered the world of domestic appliances by producing its first refrigerator at the Leipzig Spring Fair in 1930. Their first washing machine was made in 1952 and their first fully automatic washer-dryer in 1967. Today they produce all manner of electrical domestic appliances including food mixers, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, ovens, hobs, dishwashers etc and have factories and power bases throughout the world. It is thought that Bosch have established a world-wide 30% market share in washing machine sales alone.
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich). Over the past fifteen years, BSH has grown rapidly. It is expanded its operations to 42 factories in 15 countries in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. BSH now boasts over 70 companies in 40 countries with more than 35,500 employees. BSH headquarters are based in Munich.
In 1976 BSG acquired a stake in Pitsos A.E., Athens (Greece), which is now BSH Ikiakes Syskeves A.B.E.
In 1982 BSH took over the "Neff" brand name entirely.
During 1988 and 1989 a stake was acquired in Balay, S.A., Zaragoza (Spain) and Safel, S.A., Pamplona (Spain) was acquired. Then in 1993 acquired the factory for small domestic appliances, MAG Mali Gospodinski Aparati d.o.o., Nazarje (Slovenia)
In 1994 BSH acquired Gaggenau Hausgergate GmbH (Germany)
Also in 1994 BSW Household Appliances Co., Ltd. Was founded as a joint venture between BSH and the Wuxi Little Swan group: production and sales of washing machines in Wuxi (China). Rumours persist that some of these Chinese built appliances have found their way into the European and UK markets.
In the same year the voting capital of the Brazilian domestic appliance manufacturer Continental 2001 S / A Paulo (Brazil) was acquired also, now BSH Continental Eletrodomisticos Ltda.
In 1995 the Turkish brand of Profilo was taken over and then in 1995 the Peruvian domestic appliance manufacturer Coldex was taken over.
In 1997 BSH established a trading arm in the United States and then in 1998 took over the Thermador brand in the US.
In 2002 a new factory opened in Kabinburi, Thailand and also a dishwasher plant at Lodz in Poland as well as the foundations laid for a new factory in New Bern, North Carolina, USA.
2004 saw BSH acquire 50% of Fedders shares in Estella, Spain to manufacture air conditioning equipment.
2005 saw further expansion to the Asian operation with foundations laid for a new 370,000 square meter appliance park at Nanjing in China. This will form four plants with headquarters for sales as well as research and development.
Brands Owned: Bosch, Neff, Siemens, Gaggenau, Pitsos, Balay, Profilo, Safel, MAG Mali Gospodinski Aparati, Coldex, Viva, Thermador, Wuxi (joint venture with Little Swan), Fedders (50%), Continental (Brazil)
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