The Bosch Group increased its sales in North America in 2007 by 7% to US$9.5 billion, with all three of the company’s business sectors contributing to the growth. Sales for the Bosch Group globally grew by roughly 8% to exceed 46 billion EUR (approx. $63 billion), after adjusting for currency effects.
The Consumer Goods and Building Technology business sector registered North American growth of 13% over the previous year, with revenues in 2007 reaching $2.0 billion. The sector employs almost 6900 associates in North America who produce a range of products including power tools, security systems, home appliances and geothermal heat pumps. Bosch continues to be the only manufacturer to have ENERGY STAR qualification on all its appliance products rated by the program.