Hatvan – On 1 January 2017, Volker Schilling handed over the post of commercial plant manager to Wolfgang Stein. The new manager has come from the Bosch automotive electronics plant in Reutlingen, Germany, where he was also commercial plant manager. Technical direction of the Hatvan plant remains with Roger Seemeyer, technical plant manager. Volker Schilling, who has headed the Bosch plant in Hatvan since August 2011, will be continuing his career in Germany as chief of the Bosch Group’s global Audit organization.
Wolfgang Stein took an economics degree in the University of Stuttgart, specializing in financial planning and controlling. He has been working for Bosch for twenty-eight years, and for the last ten of these has been at the head of the Group’s automotive electronics plant in Reutlingen. In his new position, Mr Stein, together with the technical plant manager, will have the job of further developing the Hatvan plant and guaranteeing good business results, operational excellence and the success of current projects. He said, “I believe with the strong team here in Hatvan, Bosch is looking forward to fruitful years ahead. The industry is changing at a dazzling pace as the trends shift to electric cars, digitalization, urban mobility, connectivity and automated driving. The Bosch plant in Hatvan is making a major contribution to all of these, with products that include radar sensors and the control units for most of the world’s automotive manufacturers.”
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Founded in 1998, the Hatvan plant is now the Bosch Group’s largest automotive electronics manufacturing facility in the world, with nearly 4000 employees helping to shape the future of driving.
The company’s core profile is high-volume production of control electronics and sensors, all future-oriented products of the global group’s Mobility Solutions business sector. It also makes dashboards for premium category cars. Worldwide, the products of the Bosch Hatvan plant have been fitted to more than 500 million vehicles. The electronic equipment supplied from Hatvan is making a major enhancements to automotive safety, cleanliness and economy.
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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