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.

BSH, record turnover in 2021

BSH achieved its highest turnover ever for the second consecutive year. In fiscal year 2021, it generated sales of € 15.6 billion, which is a 12% year-over-year increase (net of adjustment for exchange rate effects: 14%).BSH has significantly increased its turnover in all regions during 2021. 

BSH remains the undisputed market leader in the  European region  . Last year its turnover grew by 9%. In particular, it recorded good growth in the main Western European markets, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy, as well as in Northern Europe and Turkey. It increased its turnover in the American region (USA and Canada) by 23%.

It recorded an 18% year-over-year revenue increase in Asia Pacific / Africa . D 17% yoy in the Chinese market, the largest in the region. BSH remains the leading non-Chinese home appliance manufacturer in China.

The strongest revenue driver in fiscal year 2021 was the Refrigeration product category , which recorded year-over-year growth of 20%, followed by the Cooking product category (ovens + 14%, hobs and ventilation + 13% ). Small appliances , such as automatic coffee machines, food processors and vacuum cleaners, were also positive , growing by 9%.

BSH’s customer service  , which has won numerous awards, also increased its revenue by 4% year-over-year. The approximately 15,000 employees and their service partners continued to support consumers in approximately 50 countries without interruption in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic.

More employees in BSH production

BSH employed 62,400 people worldwide at the end of 2021, about 4% more than the previous year. This increase is due, in particular, to new hires in production in response to the increase in demand.

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