Budapest – Eighty Bosch Engineering Center Budapest staff from the sensor development department, working on automotive yaw and acceleration sensors, decided that this year’s team-building exercise would not be hang-gliding or bowling, but voluntary work for people in need. The choice fell on the Child Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant Department of Szent László Hospital, which carries out life-saving bone marrow transplants on children. Since children spend their first month after the transplant without an immune system, they have to stay in sterile, separated rooms, and even afterwards need a clean environment and regular daily checks. This keeps them in hospital for between three and twelve months.
On 29 June, the Bosch team of volunteers deployed all of their gardening and DIY skills to spruce up this temporary living environment. They sanded and painted toys and benches, and pruned and planted greenery in the park. All of them were quite sure they had made the right decision, because they got back from the children and their parents several times the energy they put into improving the park and livening up the playground, in the form of a deluge of positive feedback. Through many good experiences and working together away from the office, the department has become a closer-knit team. Javier González Pareja, representative of the Bosch Group in Hungary, said that Bosch takes corporate social responsibility very seriously. “It supports and encourages company associates to give help to the local community.”
The Bosch workers managed the funds available for team-building so well that there was some left over for gifts. Football-loving boys and girls immediately got going on the table football, and the younger children happily started drawing and colouring in with the felt pens and crayons.
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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.”
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