History

Milestones in our success story
Bosch Thermotechnology has been operating globally for over 125 years, ensuring people are warm and comfortable in their homes with efficient, easy-to-use and reliable appliances. Today we offer solutions for indoor climate, hot water, and decentralised energy management with a focus on intelligent and connected technology.
  • 1892

    Patent granted to Hugo Junkers for the Calorimeter - a measuring device in which the combustion heat developed by gas is transferred completely to running water and thus the calorific value can be continuously measured.

  • 1894

    Based on the calorimeter principle, Junkers developed a ‘liquid heater’ which laid the theoretical foundation for condensing technology.

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  • 1908

    Junkers releases a continuous flow water heater. Water is heated instantly as it flows through the appliance at the time of use, and hot water can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities.

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  • 1927

    Junkers appliances are released for the first time in Australia.

  • 1953

    Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd take over distribution of Junkers products within Australia.

  • 1968

    Bosch is the first manufacturer to introduce the piezoelectric ignition for gas appliances. The ignition requires only a push of a button instead of a match or gas lighter.

  • 1974

    Development and release of the first locally designed and assembled, externally mounted hot water heater known as the ‘Wall Box’.

  • 1984

    Junkers branded products are renamed as Bosch products in Australia.

  • 1985

    Junkers introduces its first wall-hung gas condensing boiler.

  • 1987

    Release of the Water Wizard range of externally mounted domestic hot water units. These were designed in Australia and manufactured at the Clayton plant.

  • 1996

    Release of internal and external continuous flow gas water heaters with battery ignition, eliminating the need for a constantly burning pilot light.

  • 2000

    Production of water heaters at the Clayton, Victoria site ceases.

  • 2001

    Bosch Thermotechnology is the first supplier in the world to use a hydrodynamic generator as an energy source for igniting the burner. The hot water unit operates using only gas and water.

  • 2002

    Release of the HydroPower range of internal and external water heaters using a hydrodynamic generator.

  • 2004

    Introduction of 50R series of electronic water heaters.

  • 2005

    Bosch launches 32L series of commercial hot water heaters.

  • 2006

    The 70R series of electronic water heaters known as Highflow is released.

  • 2009

    Bosch introduces the 26 eco+ and 32C continuous flow models. Both water heaters utilise condensing technology and are 6 star energy efficient.

  • 2010

    Bosch launches the high-efficiency Compress 3000 Heat Pump water heater.

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  • 2011

    Bosch condensing boilers for hydronic heating are released to the Australian Market.

  • 2014

    Launch of hot water and steam industrial boilers.

  • 2015

    Bosch’s Compress 3000 AW air-to-water heat pump for hydronic heating is introduced.

  • 2016

    Launch of Australia’s first Bluetooth connected hot water appliance.