Founded in 1847, Siemens started producing vacuum cleaners and small appliances, in1932 that they produced their first washing machine. In 1964 Siemens started producing dishwashers then they alos produced the first pyrolitic self cleaning oven in 1970 and the first condenser dryer in 1976
Siemens has been owned by the Bosch Group which became the Bosch Siemens Group or, BSH
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. The group was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). Since the beginning of 2015 BSH exclusively belongs to the Bosch Group. In 2014 it posted annual revenue of about 11,4 billion Euros. Today, , the BSH family is today made up of nearly 80 companies in around 50 countries, with a total workforce of about 53,000 people.
Within the brand portfolio the main brands are Bosch and Siemens¹. With its eight special brands (Gaggenau, Neff, Thermador, Constructa, Viva, Ufesa, Junker and Zelmer), BSH caters to the individual wishes of consumers. Four regional brands (Balay, Pitsos, Profilo and Coldex) ensure a broad presence in their respective home markets.
The Group’s product portfolio spans the entire spectrum of modern household appliances. It extends from stoves, ovens and extractor hoods to dishwashers, washers and dryers, from refrigerators and freezers to small appliances (Consumer Products) such as vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, electric kettles, irons and hairdryers.
Protecting the environment and the climate has been an integral part of the Group’s corporate strategy for decades. BSH’s energy- and water-saving household appliances make a significant contribution toward conserving resources. The transfer of know-how within the BSH Group serves to set global standards on the environmental protection front too.