Budapest – Bosch is embarking on big new projects as its success story in Hungary continues. The company that is taking on an increasing role in shaping the future is adding a 60,000 square-meter site to its Budapest campus for new-generation development projects. Building the workforce is also a priority, and the number of engineers working in the Bosch Engineering Center Budapest has already reached two thousand.
High-technology test track and highly-qualified associates for the mobility of the future
To prepare for the rapid technological changes forecast in the next few years, Bosch is continuously expanding its Engineering Center Budapest, where its engineers are working on mobility of the future, concentrating on automated driving and electric mobility. The new-generation development projects have prompted the purchase of a new 60,000 square meter site beside the present Bosch Campus in Kőbánya. Bosch is putting great effort into being among the first to transplant emerging technologies into practice. Together with the usual office and laboratory functions, the site will have a 10,000 square-meter test track, the ideal environment for testing autonomous and electric functions in conditions of complete safety. The new section of the campus is planned to open in 2021, and building will start in 2018.
Oliver Schatz, General Manager, Senior Vice President Technical at Robert Bosch Kft., said “Through innovative developments, Bosch is constantly endeavouring to bring the technologies of the future closer,” and added that “this calls for constant expansion of our infrastructural capacity and further increases to the number of competent associates in Bosch.”
Bosch is now the largest industrial employer in Hungary: the figures show that more than 14,200 people were working for the company on 1 January 2017. When Attila Szél joined Bosch as a hardware project leader in July this year, he was starting work as the two thousandth engineer of the Engineering Center Budapest. He works on control electronics for future hybrid and electric cars. The engineer makes no secret of his delight in creating things that help to shape the future. As the Bosch Group in Hungary expands at a dazzling pace through a range of new projects, it is still seeking several hundred highly-qualified engineers and technicians for its sites in Budapest, Hatvan, Maklár and Miskolc.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898. 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 2016, its ten Hungarian subsidiaries had a total turnover of HUF 1149 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 238 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 14,200 people (as per January 1, 2017). 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 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. 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 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.
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