When exporting 98% of its production, Bosch has been hit hard by the financial crisis. In 2012, sales were still 25% off the peak in 2007. In terms of profitability, the 2012 numbers represent 18% of the 2007 level.
The Company has therefore laid off 31% since the end of 2007. In 2012, Bosch had 4,266 persons in its Czech Republic's division