Bosch was founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart and shortly thereafter started magneto ignition production, the first of its kind. By 1897, Bosch had the only reliable ignition in existence.
In 1902, they invented the high-voltage magneto ignition system with a spark plug. In 1903, The Belgian Camille Jenatzy drove a Mercedes to victory in the Gordon Bennett Cup in Ireland that used Bosch's ignition system, despite the rough conditions. Today, Bosch spark plugs are a household name and thier ignition parts are unsurpassed. More than ever, cars rely on Bosch.