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About BSH.

Successful all over the world

Founded in 1967 as a joint venture of Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich), BSH has been 100 percent owned by Bosch Group since January 2015. Over its 51-year history, BSH has grown from a German exporter into the world's second-largest home appliance manufacturer. With more than 61,800 employees worldwide, BSH increased its revenue in 2017 to around 13.8 billion Euros. BSH produces the entire range of modern home appliances at 42 factories worldwide. The product portfolio ranges from cooktops, ovens and ventilation, dishwashers, washers and dryers, fridges and freezers to small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, coffee machines or food processors. With Home Connect, BSH offers a cross-brand platform as the basis for a rapidly growing ecosystem of connected home appliances and customer-centric services for a special future experience in the kitchen.


The consumer is at the center of all of BSH's developments. The company's aim is to improve the quality of life for our consumer. In user experience labs set up specifically for this purpose, BSH repeatedly puts prototypes and products through their paces daily under real-life conditions in all phases of development. The results are constantly incorporated into the development of new BSH home appliances, leading to products and solutions that precisely meet the needs of consumers worldwide: innovative home appliances with outstanding quality and reliability, characterized not only by intelligent design, user friendliness and energy efficiency, but also practical additional benefits from the options offered by the connected world.

Employees as the basis for success

The individual strengths and technical qualifications of the employees, their passion and shared values for the company are critical success factors for BSH.

BSH therefore promotes the development of our employee’s success according to their ambitions and potential, while offering a modern and agile working environment. BSH has continuously expanded its global network of employees over the last few years and is a cosmopolitan company that values and fosters diversity: BSH employees on all five continents contribute a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, and are the basis for innovative products and solutions that benefit consumers.

In 2017, the independent Top Employers Institute awarded the coveted international "Top Employer Europe" title to BSH for the fifth time in a row. The company was also certified as "Top Employer Asia Pacific" and "Top Employer USA." In Germany, BSH was again voted "Top Employer Germany" and named "Top Employer Engineers".

(Status: February 2017)

Top Employer

BSH Home Appliances Corporation is certified in the United States by the Top Employers Institute as a company that provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organization and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimize its employment practices and to develop its employees.

Facts and Figures.

Here you find further information concerning revenue, employees as well as research and development.

  • 42

    Production sites worldwide

    42 production sites in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia, and a strong network of nearly 80 sales, production, and service companies in around 50 countries are a strong foundation for BSH’s customer-oriented business model.

  • 61800


    At the end of 2017, BSH employs more than 61,800 people worldwide (including apprentices). A plus of around 3,500 employees.

  • 637 Million


    In 2017, BSH increased its investments in modernizing and expanding its global locations by more than $47 million compared with the previous year.

  • 25 Million kWh

    Energy Consumption

    Between 2015 and 2017, BSH has been able to reduce the energy consumption by 25 million kWh.

  • 13.8 billion


    With revenue of EUR 13.8 billion, BSH succeeds in surpassing the excellent growth figures of the previous year. BSH is therefore on track to achieve its revenue target of EUR 20 billion by 2025.

  • 4.5

    Research & Development

    At 4.5 percent of revenue, spending on research and development is at a record high in 2017.

North America Board of Management

  • Christofer von Nagel

    Member of the Board of Management, North America
    President and Chief Executive Officer

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  • Jesús Egido

    Member of the Board of Management, North America
    Chief Financial Officer

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Global Board of Management.

  • Karsten Ottenberg - CEO

    Karsten Ottenberg

    Chairman of the Board of Management
    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Matthias Ginthum - CMO

    Matthias Ginthum

    Member of the Board of Management
    Chief Markets Officer

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  • Johannes Närger - CFO

    Johannes Närger

    Member of the Board of Management
    Chief Financial Officer

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  • Silke Maurer

    Member of the Board of Management
    Chief Operating Officer

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Supervisory board.

The Supervisory Board of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is, according to the Federal Co-Determination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz) made up of representatives of the shareholders and the employees. Taking care of the interests of the employees are one representative for the senior executives, members of the workers’ councils and the trade unions (IG Metall).

  • Uwe Raschke

    Stuttgart / Chairman

  • Elmar Freund

    Bad Neustadt / Vice Chairman

  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer


  • Ellen Bonna-Knöpp


  • Dr. rer. oec. pol. Rudolf Colm


  • Sabina Desiato


  • Jochen Hafner


  • Ralf Indenkämpen


  • Sascha Treml


  • Christoph Michael Kübel


  • Heike Niehues


  • Dr. Elmar Pritsch


  • Wolfgang Rückert


  • Roman Schnalzger


  • Margit Stegbauer


  • Yanyan Wang


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