Robert Bosch GmbH

The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and services company. The company’s activities are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group’s goal is to create solutions for connected life. This involves innovative and inspiring products and services designed to improve customers’ quality of life.

The company, which was founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861 – 1942) in Stuttgart, was the beginning of a “workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering. Bosch now employs some 59,000 associates in research and development at 120 locations worldwide. The Bosch Group also comprises some 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in around 60 countries.

For many years, Robert Bosch GmbH has been working on thin wear-resistant coatings applied in a vacuum, especially for high-pressure fuel injection components. Various plasma processes and thin-film technologies, e.g. for diamond-like carbon coatings, have been developed in the process.