Miskolc – The year has started off with a new appointment at Robert Bosch Power Tool Elektromos Szerszámgyártó Kft. in Miskolc. As of January, László Fükő, previously a head of department in the company, is now its plant manager. The new plant manager will be assisting the work of Ansgar Lengeling, who remains vice president of Home&Garden division and general manager of Robert Bosch Power Tool Elektromos Szerszámgyártó Kft.
László Fükő knows Bosch well, having filled various positions there since 2000. He started his career as an engineer at quality department at Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. in Hatvan, moving to the power tool plant in Miskolc as quality assurance group leader two years later. He then went on to fill various positions in quality assurance at Sebnitz in Germany and in various areas in the Miskolc power tool plant. He shifted to the automotive industry in 2012, taking the post of department leader and value stream manager at electrical drives division of Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft, also of Miskolc. He moved back to the power tools plant in 2014 as a department leader and value stream manager for professional power tools.
The new plant manager said, “One of my key tasks as manager is to bring to the surface the potential inherent in associates and facilitate their professional development. In building my own career, I received a tremendous amount of training, coaching and mentoring support from Bosch. So I place great emphasis on providing professional and career development for my colleagues. This is in the company’s interest as well as theirs. We try to find the activities that are just right for everybody, so that they can reach their best performance and demonstrate their capabilities. As associates, we should enjoy what we do. That is the only way to get the best results.”
The Miskolc power tool plant
The Bosch power tool division decided to expand into Eastern Europe fourteen years ago, and production got under way in Miskolc in 2003. The plant has increased its output steadily year by year, and produced its 75 millionth power tool in autumn 2015. This was the locally-developed Ixo cordless screwdriver, one of the most sought-after hand-held tools in the world.
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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 financial 2014, its 9 Hungarian subsidiaries had a total turnover of HUF 825 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 183 billion The Bosch Group in Hungary employs 10,500 people (as per April 1, 2015). 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. The company employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015), and generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* 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 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions 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
*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.