Budapest – Robert Bosch Kft. recently won the “R&D Investor of the Year 2015” award, and the company’s Engineering Center Budapest is still expanding. Nothing puts this over better than the arrival of the 1500th engineer on the staff of one of Bosch’s premier European research and development facilities.
Ottó Pallang graduated in Technical Management from Kandó Kálmán Technical College and went on to the Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Óbuda University. Now 39, he comes to Bosch with more than fifteen years of working experience. The 1500th engineer joined the team of the automotive multimedia department in the Engineering Center Budapest as leader of a mechanical project.
Great colleagues and high technical standards
Pallang said that he will be able to put his knowledge and practical skills to good use in his new job. Among his first impressions, he highlighted the helpfulness of his colleagues, the staff-friendly atmosphere in Bosch and the high-standard technical environment there. He said he will have a lot to learn in the initial period “but there are good people to learn from and there are well defined planning and management policies in Bosch.” He is also confident that several products he and his group are designing will eventually go into production.
Oliver Schatz, Senior Vice President Technical of Robert Bosch Kft. and head of the Engineering Center Budapest, said that the Budapest site operation has an increasingly important place among Bosch automotive R&D facilities. “I am very pleased that we are constantly able to increase the number of highly-qualified people working here.”
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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 nine 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.”
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.hu