The construction of a two-story pedestrian bridge in the 10th district of Budapest has begun by Bosch Hungary, a leading supplier of innovative technology and services. The new bridge, which will soon span over Sibrik Miklós út, will be an engineering curiosity in itself, as it will offer two levels of transport above each other for the nearly 4,000 Bosch associates working at the company's Budapest headquarters. The lower level will be enclosed, but with an airy glazed design, while the upper level will offer a truly open, green-roofed route. The eco-friendly design will also contribute to improving the microclimate of the surrounding area.
Sustainable solutions for innovation
The new bridge is expected to be inaugurated later this year, in 2023, and will connect the two buildings of the Bosch Budapest Innovation Campus, where experts work on the automotive developments of the future.
“Hungary is the fourth largest Bosch R&D center in the world after Germany, India and China. The two-story bridge now under construction will not only make the future-oriented work here even more efficient, but with its unique technology and green roof design it will also symbolize the company's leading role in innovation and ecosystem building and its commitment to sustainable solutions,” said Dr. István Szászi, representative of the Bosch Group in Hungary and in the Adria region, commenting on the investment.
Green roof over the street
The specially designed new bridge will connect the engineering laboratory buildings and communal green spaces of the two Bosch complexes on Gyömrői út, making it easier and faster for associates to move around and transport project equipment.
The new bridge, which will span 5.5 meters above Sibrik Miklós út, will be more than 140 meters long and 11.5 meters high, supported by a total of 4 pillars. In total 200 tons of steel and 107 tons of glass will be used to construct the two-story bridge, which will have a green roof on its upper deck.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently eight subsidiaries. In fiscal 2022 it had total net sales of 2.255 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 314 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 18,300 associates (as of December 31, 2022). 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 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.