Bosch has been active in the United Kingdom since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened his first overseas office in London. Nine years later the Bosch Magneto Company Limited was founded with premises just off Londonís Oxford Street. These beginnings have laid the foundations for a long-term business strategy in the UK, resulting in Boschís position as one of the UKís largest European investors, in addition to being a significant manufacturer and exporter.
The UK headquarters is based in Denham, Buckinghamshire, and houses the majority of Boschís sales and distribution activities in the UK. In addition to sales and distribution, Bosch has produced alternators for the automotive industry at its manufacturing plant in Miskin near Cardiff, since 1991. The plant produces high quality alternators for both UK and overseas markets. Bosch in the UK employs around 5,000 people with other major facilities in St Neots (headquarters of Bosch Rexroth), Worcester (Worcester, Bosch Group) and Stowmarket, Suffolk (Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd). Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Ltd (BSH Ltd), a 50/50 joint venture between Bosch and Siemens, is based in Milton Keynes.
Powertool Direct have been a bosch dealer since 1969, we were the first company in the UK to import and sell Bosch Powertools.
When it comes to power tools Bosch is the operative word. Bosch always appear to have a lot more choice on offer than many of the other manufacturers of similar tools. However, Bosch are indeed the largest manufacturer of power tools in the world, so you would assume there range of tools to be very impressive. Whether you are looking for a quality jigsaw, table saw, drill sander or dust extraction system, Bosch tools are internationally recognized as being among the best in the industry.