Bosch creates 600 new jobs in Hatvan
Thanks to an additional development project, the Bosch group will create a total of 600 new jobs at the Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. located in Hatvan. The project is the latest element in the series of continuous developments carried out in Hungary by the leading international supplier of various technologies and services. The total value of the investment taking place between 2016 and 2018 is HUF 18.9 billion, from which – thanks to the involvement of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) – the Hungarian government is providing HUF 4.7 billion in the form of a non-refundable cash grant, based on an individual governmental decision.
The expansion in Hatvan is the continuation of Bosch's workplace creation programme in Hungary, with the corporate group's 9 domestic subsidiaries currently employing more than 12 thousand employees, thus becoming one of the largest foreign employers in Hungary. Established in 1998, the plant in Hatvan is the greatest automotive electronics factory of the Bosch group in the world.
"The current project partly consists of the procurement of machines suitable for the manufacturing of new, automotive electronics parts, and is partly for increasing the current production capacity. This improves the company's competitiveness and reinforces the trust of buyers, which will most likely lead to additional orders," said Javier González Pareja, head of the Hungarian Bosch group.
The conscious shaping of the Bosch product range closely follows the worldwide megatrends of the mobility industry. "The innovative products aimed at the electrification of vehicles will constitute the support of changes in the field of individual mobility, such as lower CO2 emissions, as well as radar devices and camera systems indispensable for the self-driving and networked systems of the future as for sensing the surroundings of the car for increased safety," added Roger Seemeyer, technical manager of the plant in Hatvan.
"The superb strategic relationship can be witnessed in the presence of the nearly 6 000 German firms operating in our country, which provide work for 300 000 Hungarian people and which have invested EUR 6 billion in Hungary since 2010," said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.