Bosch, the largest automotive supplier in the world, moves to the Tempelhof harbor. In the traditional Ullsteinhaus, the group moves its activities in the Internet of Things (IoT = Internet of Things). The IoT campus opened on Thursday. 250 employees will initially develop solutions for networking almost all areas of life on three floors of the quarter: mobility, industry, energy systems, buildings. The number of employees is set to increase to 400 in the coming years. They come from all areas of the Group, which has around 390,000 employees worldwide. The experts, who have designed the rented floors in the Ullsteinhaus together with the architects themselves, will advise and assist customers in the development and implementation of networking projects.
“With our new domicile, we are building bridges between our own and other IoT experts in the creative and digital scene in Berlin,” said Bosch boss Volkmar Denner in the presence of the governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD). “We strive for openness in the Internet of Things.” This is also clear from the campus concept in Berlin. For Bosch, the campus is something new. “We will also be testing new forms of cooperation and learning here.”
Bosch has been represented in Berlin since 1907
Bosch has been connected to the city since 1907. At that time, the Stuttgart-based company opened its first office in Berlin – a repair workshop. In the 1960s, part of the basic research for semiconductors was located in Berlin. The subsidiary Bosch Innovations has been based in the capital for many years. The opening of the IoT campus is “another outstanding building block for Berlin as a digital capital,” said Michael Müller, who was pleased that Bosch is investing in his Tempelhof constituency. In Berlin, the technological and social change“With a special impact” noticeable. That’s why solutions are needed, as Bosch offers them. “It is expected of the German capital that it sets impulses,” said the ruler. Among other things, the IoT campus will cooperate with the “CityLAB”, which was set up by the State of Berlin in 2017.