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Bosch is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. They supply such varied items as automotive parts, power tools for both professional and domestic use, household appliances, industrial technology and security systems. The Bosch brand is synonymous with build quality and good design.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” From the very beginning, the company's history has been characterized by innovative drive and social commitment. Bosch has been active in the United Kingdom since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened his first overseas office in London. The Bosch Group now comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries.

Bosch invented the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)in 1978, and as time passed, Bosch became a leader in such specialized fields as traction control systems (TCS), the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), body electronics (such as central locking, doors, windows and seats), and oxygen sensors, injectors and fuel pumps. Bosch developed the first diesel injection pump, in 1927, and turned it into a standard, thus paving the way for the success of the diesel method.

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