ONE of Denham’s biggest firms, Bosch UK & Ireland, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

It is one of the largest investors in research and development in the world, with a commitment in the UK of more than £300m since 2021. 

The UK arm of the Bosch Group, now based at Broadwater Park on the North Orbital Road,  was established in 1898 in London and now employs around 5,500 people across the UK and Ireland.

Bosch is renowned for its home appliances, power tools and garden tools, as well as innovations in hydrogen, hybrid and gas boilers and heat pumps.

Robert Bosch played a central role in establishing the car industry in this country, thanks to his partnership with Frederik Simms.

Together they helped to make the car a usable and affordable item.