One of the most complex part of your Porsche is the electronic management system. It is soulfully responsible from everything relay power from power windows to starting your car. It is also part of your car that gives you infamous warning lights and error messages. For a mechanic, it is the place where auto diagnostics can take place by plugging into your car and get readout messages. Bosche for years provided many parts to car including spark plugs, distributor caps, starters, components that handled voltage regulation and spark plug wiring.
Bosche even made wipers, filters, Oxygen sensors, water pumps, alternators and fuel injections. Their corporate association is huge, they also offer home appliances, scientific instruments, power tools and even water heater.
In the words of Nobel Prize winner Robert E. Lucas, Jr., “For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth. … Nothing remotely like this economic behavior has happened before.”
Spanning over 200 years after 1800, the industrial revolution included a variety of inventions which advent electrical and steam power at an alarming rate. There was key division line between 1800 to 1850 and 1851 to 1910 separating what was defined as the “FIRST and SECOND” Industrial Revolutions. The significant different between the two was the advent of masses taking advantages of the inventions. One of key inventors in the 2nd Industrial Revolution was Robert Bosch of Stuttgart, Germany. In 1886 he was the significant catalyst that could foresee the needs for electrical parts on a wide scale. More importantly, as the years moved forward he found himself in the center of practically every single automotive manufacturer on the face of the earth. Robert Bosch invented the first magneto, which was an early ignition electrical source. His design was a key component which provided the spark to ignite the fuel in almost all internal combustion engines. His company, though almost a hierarchy of various sub ownerships gave him a full monopoly of his organization, which also added in keeping him the center of all electrical parts for many industrial consumer products.
Industrialists such as Robert Bosch has so much power and so much idealized business savvy, that within very few numbers of years became about as wealthy as they come. Without any doubt his early inventions caught the eye of the inventors of Porsche, not to mention, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, and so many others.
So even today, in your Porsche, Bosch products will be also incorporated into the Mahle Pistons or the electrical security systems. ABS brakes, testing devices and just about every single engine management system and smog controllers are mostly Bosch. Basic to complex, there needs to be strong admiration for a guy to enhance an even more enhancing automobile.
|1886||Opening of Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering in Stuttgart on 15 November|
|1887||First low-voltage magneto from Bosch for stationary petrol engines|
|1897||First low-voltage magneto ignition for motor vehicle internal combustion engines|
|1901||First plant in Stuttgart|
|1902||First commercially viable high-voltage spark plug|
|1906||Production of 100,000th magneto ignition|
|1906||Introduction of eight-hour working day|
|1910||Opening of plant in Stuttgart-Feuerbach|
|1913||Start of production of headlights|
|1918||American assets seized; later become American Bosch Magneto|
|1926||Start of production of windscreen wipers|
|1927||First diesel fuel injection pump|
|1929||First TV Set from Fernseh AG division|
|1932||Formation of Junkers & Co.|
|1932||First power drill from Bosch|
|1932||First Blaupunkt car audio|
|1936||First diesel fuel injection pump for passenger cars, such as the Mercedes-Benz 260D|
|1939-45||Employs forced laborers during World War II|
|1942||Death of the company founder Robert Bosch on 12 March|
|1962||Worcester Bosch Group opens in England|
|1964||Robert Bosch Foundation|
|1970||Company headquarter moves to Gerlingen|
|1976||First oxygen sensors|
|1982||Company acquires photographic equipment division from Braun AG|
|1986||Traction control system (TCS) on the market|
|1995||Acquisition of Atco-Qualcast Ltd|
|1995||First Electronic Stability Control – Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)|
|1997||Common rail diesel fuel injection|
|2000||DI-Motronic gasoline direct injection system|
|2000||Acquisition of Rexroth|
|2003||Acquisition of Buderus AG|
|2003||Digital car radio with MP3 drive and digital recorder (Blaupunkt)|
|2003||The formation of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and acquisition of S-B Power Tool Corporation and Vermont American Corporation including the brand names for Bosch Power Tools, Skil Power Tools, Dremel, Vermont-American, Primark brands, and Gilmours|
|2004||Third-generation common rail diesel injection for cars, with piezo injectors|
|2004||Bosch opens new Technology Center in Abstatt|
|2006||Bosch acquires Telex Communications, a maker of hearing aids, headsets and audio equipment, and partners with Daewoo to build Bosch refrigerators in Mexico|
|2007||The Bosch Communications Systems business unit is created to manage the brands and products of former Telex Communications|
|2007||Bosch acquires Health Hero Network|
|2008||Tata Nano, the $2,500 People’s Car powered by Bosch-designed engine is unveiled at Auto Expo in New Delhi. Bosch plans to acquire majority stake in Ersol photovoltaics.|
|2009||Bosch acquires LR Nelson, a maker of lawn and garden products, including ponds, and merges the Gilmours and Nelson brands into Bosch – Garden and Watering.