Robert Bosch Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of manufacturer of automotive equipment, power tools, household appliances, automation systems, security systems and packaging technology. Bosch offers a broad range of products and services that make personal and professional life easier and safer. Its products include ignition plugs, drills, saws, washing machines, cooking ranges, clothes dryers, dishwashers and fire alarm systems. Founded in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1886 by Robert Bosch as a workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering, the Bosch Group has evolved into a manufacturing, sales and after-sales service network of nearly 260 subsidiaries and more than 10,000 service centers in over 130 countries. The Bosch Group has a location in Charleston, S.C.