April 30, 2006
Bosch received the 2006 MERLIN Excellence in Business Award, distributed by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM), for its success and continued innovation in North America. The award was presented to Bosch at a formal ceremony on April 27, 2006 held at the Hilton Hotel Chicago.
The MERLIN Excellence in Business Award recognizes companies that have locations both in the Midwest and Germany and are further distinguished by their innovative products, services, and outstanding business practices.
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment, and household appliances. The company employs 22,700 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region. This year marks Bosch's 100th year of operating in the U.S.