Bosch (Bosch Corporation)

Company Profile



3-6-7 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8360 Japan

Business Overview

-Since 1911 the Company has been the Japanese corporate entity of the major supplier Bosch (Robert Bosch GmbH based in Germany). 

-As of December 31, 2022, the Company, with 5,980 employees,  generated JPY 348.7 billion as a Bosch Group company.


-Unlisted Company

Shareholders Investment Ratio (%)
Robert Bosch Internationale Beteiligungen AG. 100.0



Jul. 1939 Diesel Kiki Co., Ltd. was established with capital of 6 million yen in Kojimachi, Tokyo.
May 1940 Completed construction and began operations at the Matsuyama Plant (currently called the Higashi Matsuyama Plant), a factory producing fuel injection systems. (The city of Matsuyama has since been renamed to Higashi Matsuyama, in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture.)
Oct. 1941 Developed and began producing 6-cylinder fuel-injection pump for automobiles.
Jan. 1953 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct. 1961 Listed on the the First Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange
Apr. 1963 Moved head office to Shibuya Ward, in Tokyo, after construction of the headquarters building was completed.
Apr. 1965 Started operations at Sayama Plant (a nozzle holder plant) in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture.
Jul. 1990 Adopted the name Zexel Corporation.
Sep. 1990 Moved main office from Shibuya to Toshima Ward, Tokyo.
Nov. 1993 Moved main office to Shibuya Ward, Tokyo after construction of the headquarters building was completed.
Aug. 1997 Robert Bosch GmbH became the primary shareholder.
Dec. 1998 Robert Bosch Corporation became the primary shareholder.
Apr. 1999 Issued new shares to be allocated to Bosch Group per a third-party stock allocation, whereby Robert Bosch GMBH became the primary shareholder and parent company.
Oct. 1999 Became the parent company of Bosch Brake Systems Corporation.
Mar. 2000 Transferred the automotive climate control devices business to Tama Seisaku-sho Corporation (currently called Valeo Thermal Systems Japan Corporation).
Jul. 2000 Name changed to Bosch Automotive Systems Corporation.
Jan. 2001 Took over gasoline injection, transmission, and other businesses from Bosch Corporation.
Aug. 2001 Issued new shares allocated to Robert Bosch GmbH.
Merged and absorbed Bosch Electronics Corporation.
Jan. 2002 Merged and absorbed Zexel SE Ojima into the company.
Jul. 2002 Merged and absorbed Bosch Brake Systems.
May 2005 Sold shares of a joint venture with Valeo (one time called Zexel Valeo Climate Control Corporation but which is currently Valeo Thermal Systems Japan Corporation), to Valeo.
Jul. 2005 Merged with Bosch K.K., leaving Bosch Automotive Systems Corporation as the surviving company and adopting its current name of Bosch Corporation.
Nov. 2006 Established Bosh Engineering Services Japan KK.
Oct. 2008 Became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group. The Company's stock was delisted.
Oct. 2009 Expanded office building and automotive maintenance shop at Bosch Technical Center Memanbetsu (TCM) in Hokkaido.
June 2010 Expanded Yokohama office, Bosch’s R&D base in Yokohama.
2013 Established Bosch Automotive Thailand Co., Ltd. in Rayong, Thailand.
2014 Established first auto parts plant in Indonesia (Bekasi, West Java).
Sep. 2016 Start of automated driving testing in Japan.
2022 Launched construction of a new R&D center in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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