The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It was founded in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1886 as a workshop for precision mechanics and electronics. In 2019, the Bosch Group generated total revenue of over EUR 77.7 billion, and employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). Company operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. It comprises of around 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in approximatelly 60 countries. The company has 126 engeering locations worldwide.
Business in Serbia
Activities of Robert Bosch in Serbia consist of production and R&D of automotive wiper systems, regional distribution and a series of services on the group level. Production and R&D are performed in Bosch factory located about 30 km from Belgrade in municipality called Pećinci. The plant that was initiated in 2012 today employs more than 1,100 workers and is constantly in expansion proces. Global group services are performed in Bosch Competence Center in Belgrade and include automotive aftermarket and software R&D activities.
An independent enterprise operates within the Bosch Group in Serbia as well, engaged in the trade of household appliances, with Bosch and Siemens as the dominant brands. In order to ensure competent production staff, in cooperation with GIZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation) and the Secondary Technical School in Pecinci, and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, a project was initiated to introduce educational profile of an industrial mechanic into a school curriculum. During their education, in addition to theoretical knowledge, students will have the opportunity to gain practical technical knowledge using Bosch equipment at school and during internship at Bosch manufacturing facility. The best students will be guaranteed a job after graduation.
„The attractiveness of the location, logistics advantages, availability of skilled workforce, and a very good support of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the local community are the main reasons why the Bosch Group decided to invest in the municipality of Pecinci and the Republic of Serbia”.
Mrs. Jovanka Jovanovic
General Manager of Robert Bosch d.o.o Srbija