Another milestone and expansion in the automotive unit of Bosch in Miskolc - VIDEO REPORT

Another milestone and expansion in the automotive unit of Bosch in Miskolc - VIDEO REPORT

2019. 01. 11.

Another milestone and expansion in the automotive unit of Bosch in Miskolc

The 200 millionth product, the engine of the Bosch iBooster's braking assistance system was presented at the Energy and Body Systems plant of Robert Bosch. The unit of the German company in Miskolc reached this production volume in one and a half decades, and it is expected to increase in the future: as a result of the new, EUR 45 million technology-intensive investment announced at the event, the installation of assembly lines for manufacturing the new generations of engine cooling fans and eBike electric drives as well as the launch of the production of new products (window and seat movement engines) and the purchase of associated test equipment are realized.

Bosch group is a market leading global supplier of diverse technologies and services. The group is active in four business areas: mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology. It has approximately 402,000 employees worldwide, 64,500 of whom are active in research and development, as the company's innovative power is the base of its future growth.

Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1899. The 120 years that passed saw its development to a significant corporation, a major foreign employer in Hungarian industry. Nine subsidiaries of the Hungarian Bosch group currently employ more than 13,500 people. The retail and service network of the various manufacturing, commercial, and development units covers the entire country, and Bosch's European logistics centre is also located in Hungary.

Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft., being in operation for over 15 years, manufactures parts and electric drives for the automotive industry, but in addition to production, the 2500 employees also work on research and development and other activities with high added value. The complete eBike system – including the drive unit, the display, the battery as well as the cables and all equipment required for electric drive – is delivered to all parts of the world from Miskolc.

In this technology-intensive investment of over EUR 45 million, it is of special importance to strengthen the test and development functions of the new generation production equipment of Bosch e-bike, manufactured in Europe only in Miskolc. In order to maintain efficient manufacturing, it is inevitable to ensure the on-site support of engineers with a high level of product knowledge. Bosch's R&D activity is centred on the development of new product platforms in Hungary, and in this spirit, the plant in Miskolc focuses on the so-called application product development.

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