Budapest/Hatvan – Bosch will establish its new state of the art regional logistics center in Hatvan to satisfy the current and future customer needs and the steady growth in the Central Eastern European region. Therefore Bosch will rent 62,000 square meters of the new complex to be built by a subsidiary of the industrial property development company NIPÜF Nemzeti Ipari Park Üzemeltető és Fejlesztő Zrt. The new Bosch logistics center will open in 2018 and bring 250 new employments to the region.
Central Eastern European lighthouse for logistics and Industry 4.0
Within the global Bosch logistics network with more than 800 logistics locations the new logistics center in Hatvan will be a strategic hub for Central Eastern Europe and reflects the Bosch Global Warehouse strategy. The hub will be operated by Corporate Logistics for several plants and across various divisions of the Bosch Group. It will act as a de- and consolidation hub for products and materials going in and out from the region. The hub will offer an all in one solution for Transportation, Warehousing and Operations under one roof. Marcus Schick, Senior Vice President Corporate Logistics, points out the importance for the Bosch Group: “The connected Hub in Hatvan is a very important milestone for our logistics activities in Central Eastern Europe. It is also a good example for the teamwork of different divisions within the Bosch group.”
The logistics center will handle storage, supplies and deliveries, and interconnect various regional activities to gain potential synergies. Target of this long-term and future-oriented project is to integrate and harmonise the logistics activities in the region and provide a much higher standard of service. Jaroslaw Dudek, Project Director, highlights the platform character of the venture: “The connected hub provides new opportunities to implement future supply chain projects faster and create new business models.”
An important factor in launching the project is Bosch’s commitment to Industry 4.0. The new logistics center will combine I4.0 equipment, applications and processes which are interlinked and introduced on a broad scale. Daniel Korioth, Representative of Bosch Group in Hungary states that Bosch is once again in the forefront: “This project will put into action technologies that represent development in the Industry 4.0 area, bringing a high level of efficiency and a very high degree of transparency. These are the core values of responsible corporate management of the 21st century.”
Wolfgang Stein, Commercial Plant Manager of Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. of Hatvan, puts the emphasis on the effects of the company’s economy-stimulating developments over the years: “Hatvan has become a prime industrial center in the country, and we are proud of the unmatched and outstanding role that Bosch is playing in this.”
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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 ten 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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