Company profile 2014

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. The group was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). In 2013 it posted annual revenue of about 10.5 billion Euros. Today, BSH operates 40 factories in 13 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. Together with a global network of sales and customer service subsidiaries, the BSH family is today made up of over 80 companies in 47 countries, with a total workforce of about 50,000 people, of which more than 70 percent are employed in Europe.

Within the brand portfolio the main brands are Bosch and Siemens. With its eight special brands (Gaggenau, Neff, Thermador, Constructa, Viva, Ufesa, Junker and Zelmer), BSH caters to the individual wishes of consumers. Four regional brands (Balay, Pitsos, Profilo and Coldex) ensure a broad presence in their respective home markets.

The Group’s product portfolio spans the entire spectrum of modern household appliances. It extends from stoves, ovens and extractor hoods to dishwashers, washers and dryers, from refrigerators and freezers to small appliances (Consumer Products) such as vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, electric kettles, irons and hairdryers.

A clear strategic orientation towards quality and innovation determines the company’s actions and development. BSH relies on its outstanding products and the added value that they provide to the customers in terms of performance, convenience and user-friendliness. Thus the Group creates the prerequisite for long-term customer satisfaction and the basis for people’s trust in BSH’s brands.

Protecting the environment and the climate has been an integral part of the Group’s corporate strategy for decades. BSH’s energy- and water-saving household appliances make a significant contribution toward conserving resources. The transfer of know-how within the BSH Group serves to set global standards on the environmental protection front too. BSH is committed to the Guidelines on Environmental Protection the principle of sustainability, and thus to the responsible handling of resources.

We have included our most efficient appliances in a Super Efficiency Portfolio each year since 2009. BSH has also set itself the goal of achieving a 25 percent reduction in specific resource consumption in manufacturing and administration by 2015.

In 2014 the independent Top Employers institute certified BSH as one of the "Top Employers Europe" for the second time in a row. This title is awarded to global companies that qualify for Top Employers in at least five nations. As in the previous year, we achieved this in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. In Turkey we were for the first time named Top Employer this year. In Germany, BSH has been certified as the best employer for engineers for the second time in a row as well as "Top Employer Germany" in the eighth succeeding year. To learn more about career opportunities with BSH, please go to the section Jobs & Careers.