Volker Klodwig is leaving BSH at the end of the year

Volker Klodwig (Executive Vice President) leaves BSH and becomes the new CEO of MHK.

Volker Klodwig, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales for Eastern and Central Europe at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, is resigning from his position at the end of the year in order to take on a new professional challenge. According to BSH, the separation took place on the best of mutual terms. His successor will be the managing director of Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH, Harald Friedrich. BSH intends to announce Friedrich’s successor shortly.

Gaggenau has created an extraordinary short film and event series called “A Taste for Design”

Check out the newest short film from BSH brand Gaggenau: “Angelino Mélange” features an incredible cooking demonstration & design conversation set in The Kitchen at the Los Angeles Times building. https://www.gaggenau.com/us/about-us/news-and-events/a-taste-for-design

Bosch launch Solitaire – The Waterbase

New appliance category from BSH brings more design into the kitchen area.
Up to six different types of water are instantly available at the touch of a finger (still water chilled to room temperature and ice cold chilled, sparkling water in classic and medium sparkling strengths, approx. 80 °C hot water, and approx. 100 °C boiling water)
Integrated water filter for the highest quality
Faucet can be moved 170°
Operation via flush-mounted touch display
Drying compartment for dishwashing utensils, fast access compartment for detergent, soap and similar items


Imagine getting step-by-step instructions across recipes and appliances, suggesting the easiest and fastest options for preparing different recipes based on your preferences simultaneously with the appliances that you own.

“That’s our door into the digital future and we are going to storm it!” says Johannes Ochsner, BSH Smart Cooking Lead Program Manager, who shares his outlook of a new and seamless kitchen of the future.

To find out which appliances and digital innovations Bosch have in store for the #smartkitchen, stay tuned and check out BSH brands’ IFA presentations in Berlin!

Everything and the kitchen sink: BSH innovates with Solitaire the Waterbase brand

BSH began its briefing with an impressive presentation of its latest innovation that will be exclusively showcased at IFA, the new brand “Solitaire the Waterbase”

Oliver Kraemer, Senior Industrial Designer at BSH Home Appliances 

presented the concept at IMB, created by architects, designers and carpenters, to fit the needs of modern houses and apartments. The team also asked customers about their priorities and interests regarding kitchen design and practicality. They converted their findings into a new concept. 

Annette Hollemann, Head of Solitaire the Waterbase, stated that one of the most important products to innovate is the kitchen sink. Customers still complain about the design of most sinks and see room for improvement, especially with more space underneath the sink. The “waterbase” is designed to address this issue. It is an even-levelled plate that is designed to reduce water waste.It can be controlled via display, the so-called “invisible command”. 

The new water-system also provides water for tea and other beverages at different temperatures. Underneath the innovative kitchen sink is enough space to store items, waste bins or cleaning products. The new innovative kitchen sink “Solitaire the Waterbase” will be presented live for the first time at IFA 2022 in September.

Dr. Matthias Metz to become new CEO of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Dr. Matthias Metz (51) will take over as CEO of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the global business of the home appliance manufacturer with more than 62,000 employees and a global production network of 40 factories worldwide. Metz is currently leading the Consumer Markets Segment at ZEISS Group and brings many years of international expertise in branded consumer business to BSH

Matthias Metz, currently a member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group, will move to Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturer as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management on October 1, 2022
Metz will take over the CEO role currently held on an interim basis by BSH CFO Dr. Gerhard Dambach


Carla Kriwet, has decided to step out of her position as CEO of BSH for personal reasons, effective April 30, 2022, to continue her professional career outside the Bosch Group.
Gerhard Dambach, chief financial officer and member of the BSH Board of Management since 2019, will assume ceo tasks in addition to his other duties on an interim basis until further notice


BSH Group, which achieved the strongest growth since its establishment, reported a total turnover of 15.6 billion euros. BSH, which has seen significant growth in all product categories and all regions, has achieved very strong market growth in Asia and Africa regions. It has also established new factories in Egypt and Mexico and increased investments in local R&D centers in different regions.