Eger/Maklár – With effect from March 2016, Paul Klinzing is technical plant manager of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft. He is responsible for the operations of the Eger and Maklár plants, which means production, development and Bosch Production System activities. Stefan Basso remains as commercial plant manager.
The new technical plant manager at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft., which has manufacturing sites in Eger and Maklár, has come from the United States. He graduated in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and started his career on the ZF hydraulic steering gear plant in Oakwood. He became production manager at the Florence site of ZF Steering Systems in 2007 and production director there in 2012. When Bosch acquired ZF’s share of the steering gear group to become sole owner, it asked Klinzing to take charge of the Hungarian subsidiary in 2015. “I am proud to be carrying on my career in Hungary. My experience so far is that my colleagues here have very similar values to my own and so I am sure we will very quickly develop a mutual and effective working relationship. My task is to direct production in Eger and Maklár and make it more efficient, but of course I will also have the human side in mind. It is good to work for Bosch because they take real care of the workers. To be successful, we need motivated people.”
The previous technical plant manager, Daniel Pridal, after five years in Eger, is continuing his career as vice president manufacturing at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Bosch fully acquired ZF Lenksysteme in autumn 2014 and registered the Hungarian site under the name Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Kft. in April 2015. The company operated in Eger between 2003 and 2014, during which it constantly expanded. The workforce has increased from only 35 in 2003 to over 900 today, following market demands and an ever-larger order book. As an automotive industry supplier, it provides steering gear, steering columns, steering shafts and refurbished parts to more than 100 automotive manufacturers worldwide, for cars, commercial vehicles and buses. Through its full takeover of ZF Lenksysteme, Bosch has strategically strengthened its activity directed at actively shaping the future of mobility, and now provides every important part for automated driving, more efficient vehicles and electric vehicles.
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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. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 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 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. 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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