Hatvan – At a ceremonial meeting of the City Council in Grassalkovich Palace on 24 September 2016, Volker Schilling and Roger Seemeyer, Plant Managers of Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. of Hatvan, received municipal certificates of honour from Richárd Horváth, Mayor of Hatvan. They pledged the financial award that comes with the certificates to the Szent István Primary School and the Gesztenyéskert Nursery of Hatvan.
Volker Schilling, Commercial Plant Manager, said “It gives me great satisfaction that our company has an influence on the life of the region as more than an employer and is creating opportunities for the younger generation. By joining forces with Hatvan Council, we have been improving nursery services and primary school education every year, and this has enabled us to provide a high level of educational facilities for the children of our associates.” The plant managers have been heavily involved in activities to improve the city and diversify education in the city in recent years. Under their direction, the Hatvan plant has supported refurbishment of Gesztenyéskert Nursery and Szent István Primary School, renovated the energy systems of several other nursery schools in the city, and revamped the infrastructure of the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street Children’s Clinic.
They played a major role in setting up the Hatvan Community College Training Center, where local people now have opportunities to gain college-level qualifications. Roger Seemeyer, Technical Plant Manager, said, “I am convinced that the energy we have put into developing college and university education has already benefited many people. By setting up the Community College Training Center, for example, we have given our staff the chance to further expand and deepen their technical qualifications. The presence of major universities providing educational services in Hatvan is raising the attractiveness of the region. As Bosch grows its operations, it is also important for the company to have a positive effect on the area around it.”
Their activities at several charity events has benefited the city and its amenities. An outstanding example was a charity concert held in 2015 to raise funds for the Children’s Department of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital of Hatvan.
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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.”
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.hu