Bosch has been active in the United Kingdom since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened his first overseas office in London. Nine years later the Bosch Magneto Company Limited was founded with premises just off London’s Oxford Street. These beginnings have laid the foundations for a long-term business strategy in the UK, resulting in Bosch’s position as one of the UK’s largest European investors, in addition to being a significant manufacturer and exporter.
The UK headquarters is based in Denham, Buckinghamshire, and houses the majority of Bosch’s sales and distribution activities in the UK. In addition to sales and distribution, Bosch has produced alternators for the automotive industry at its manufacturing plant in Miskin near Cardiff, since 1991. The plant produces high quality alternators for both UK and overseas markets. Bosch in the UK employs around 5,000 people with other major facilities in St Neots (headquarters of Bosch Rexroth), Worcester (Worcester, Bosch Group) and Stowmarket, Suffolk (Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd). Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Ltd (BSH Ltd), a 50/50 joint venture between Bosch and Siemens, is based in Milton Keynes.