At a ceremony on 29 June 2018, the István Telekessy Regional Development Award, founded by Heves County Council in 2012, was presented to Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. of Hatvan, represented by its Technical Plant Manager, Attila Horváth. The award is the council’s expression of esteem for companies that have put in outstanding, innovative performance in regional and rural development over recent years. "This award is a great honour for me. The Bosch plant in Hatvan has from the beginning been a prominent and essential part of the life of the city, both as employer and responsible business," said Attila Horváth upon receiving the award.
The Hatvan plant is the Bosch Group’s largest automotive electronics factory worldwide. It has been operating for twenty years and is now the largest employer in the region. The plant endeavours to support not only its more than 4800 employees and their families, but also local institutions. The company takes an active part in education, having founded the successful Hatvan Community College in 2016. Forty-five Bosch employees are studying in the college this academic year. "For many years we have been leading the way in the region in our collaborations with local charitable foundations and NGOs, many of which we directly support. Bosch and Heves County Council share the goal of making the city of Hatvan, together with its region, an increasingly liveable place," Attila Horváth added.
Bosch’s Hatvan plant is shaping the future. It produces parts and technologies that are essential to the development of automated driving. These include electric steering controllers and radar systems of three different generations. The Hatvan plant is also out in front when it comes to electromobility: it is the Bosch Group’s largest producer of hybrid DC/DC converters, making many of the subcomponents in-house. One of the most important Bosch projects in the county in recent years is the Hatvan logistics park, which will be a key logistics center for the Group. The new facility connects its logistics activities in the Central and Eastern European region using industry 4.0 technology.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. The company is this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first Hungarian operation. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently nine Hungarian subsidiaries. In fiscal 2017 it had a total turnover of HUF 1304 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 244 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs roughly 13,500 people (as per January 1, 2018). 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 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.
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