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Bosch is one of the largest worldwide manufacturers of automotive pieces, parts, and hardware. It's also one of the oldest. This company's commitment to producing high-quality products that are built to last and to ensuring environmental sustainability in their business practices has enabled it to last for over a hundred years and expand its service and distribution network to cover just about every country on Earth.

Bosch was founded in 1886 under the name Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering. At first, the company functioned much like the other machinists and electricians of the late 1800s: repairing and upgrading any electrical product that customers would send in, including things like telephones and electric bells. Vehicular manufacturing wouldn't come to Bosch until 1897, 11 years after the formation of the company, when Bosch started manufacturing magneto ignition devices for automobiles. Over the years, Bosch produced more and more innovations, such as magneto ignitions with spark plugs, helping to secure the company's worldwide reputation as a best-in-quality producer.

Today, the company's product list is massive, covering everything from automotive design of electrical components to the Internet of Things and smart home appliances. In order to narrow down Bosch's unwieldily list of products for truckers, repairmen, and technicians, we at FindItParts have selected a few of the best automotive components and organized them into two categories: brakes and electrical. That includes necessities like relays and alternators.