Eger/Maklár – A new technical plant manager, Michael Zink will assume operational functions of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft. in Maklár and Eger from July, including the management of production and development activities. Prior to his 2-year assignment in Malaysia, Michael Zink spent 3 years in India, where he was also in charge of production-related tasks. Paul Klinzing, who has been the technical plant manager of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft. for over 3 years will continue his career in the United States of America within the company group. Stefan Basso will remain the commercial plant manager.
The new plant manager graduated as a mechanical engineer with design specialization and as industrial engineer with logistics specialisation in Berlin. Following the completion of his studies, he joined ZF Lenksysteme GmbH in Berlin, where he controlled the production of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic power-steering pumps of passenger cars and commercial vehicles from 2011. He started to work for the Bosch Group from 2014. First he was responsible for production at the Indian location of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Pvt. Ltd., production technological tasks and comprehensive technical functions. Three years later he was promoted for plant manager in Malaysia.
The new technical manager of the plants in Maklár and Eger views his new tasks positively, however, he is also aware of the difficulties. “Working as the supplier of automotive safety products is always a real challenge. Compared to my previous assignments, the location in Maklár is more complex and will also be continuously expanding.” Michael Zink added: “I am pleased to be able to work with an experienced and motivated team.”
Since 2014 Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft. has been producing traditional, hydraulic steering gears in Eger, and electric steering gears in Maklár. In May 2015 the serial production of rack and pinion and steering nuts systems for electric steering gears was also launched in the Maklár plant. Currently, over two million steering gears are produced at the two locations on a yearly basis, most of them of the most advanced, environmentally-friendly EPS type.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. 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 2018 it had a total turnover of HUF 1,317 billion and consolidated sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – amounted to HUF 251 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs roughly 14,800 associates (as of December 31, 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 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. 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 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.