Hatvan – The enthusiasm of staff from Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. in Hatvan has put a spark into the autumn season: on 8 October, they spruced up the Animal Park on Szúnyog Island. The organisers rewarded the volunteers and their families with a peek at wild animals feeding and a tour of the zoo.
Early on Saturday morning, near upon 70 volunteers gathered at the Hatvan plant for a day of painting high stands and roadside fence posts and putting up a new entrance to the Animal Park. A new pavement built in cooperation with the local council now leads from the adventure park to the Animal Park and links them up with the town centre. Volker Schilling, commercial plant manager in Hatvan joined the volunteer workforce together with his 10yrs-old son. The manager said he was glad to see how many enthusiastic colleagues had come to help. “I hope that now that the Animal Park has had a facelift with Bosch’s help, people of the town and animal loving adults and children from the surrounding area will be even keener to visit it.” After a morning of building and smartening up, the plant workers and their families were treated to an afternoon of activities arranged by Bosch and the Animal Park. After watching the animals feeding, the organisers led the children through the park and showed them the indigenous animals and big game animals and what they get up to. Bosch spent nearly 900,000 forints on the Animal Park refurbishment and afternoon activities.
This was not the first time Bosch volunteers have been in action in Hatvan. In spring this year, they renovated the Majtényi Street playground and its surroundings, and in July, they put a lick of paint on the corridors of the Gesztenyéskert Nursery.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1899. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers. In fiscal 2015, its ten Hungarian subsidiaries had a total turnover of HUF 959 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 246 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs some 12,200 people (as per January 1, 2016). In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
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