March 18, 2011
The Bosch Group is making one million euros available as immediate aid for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This will support the relief work being carried out currently in the country by the Japanese Red Cross. Further measures will be taken once there is a clearer picture of the extent of the damage and of the reconstruction work that needs to be done.
“The catastrophe in Japan deeply shocked us all at Bosch. This donation is a token of our deepest sympathy,” said Franz Fehrenbach, the chairman of the Bosch board of management. He added that one could at present only guess at the actual extent of the destruction. For this reason, he explained, Bosch intended to postpone any decision as to how Bosch could best help the country and its people in the work of reconstruction. Bosch has been present in Japan for 100 years. The company currently employs some 8,000 associates in the country, at 36 locations. They develop and manufacture products for divisions in the Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, and Consumer Goods and Building Technology business sectors.