One of the most modern office buildings in Hungary, the Bosch Budapest Innovation Campus has recently received two professional trophies in the field of architecture. The campus has been awarded the Construction Industry Award of Excellence in the category of industrial and energy facility (R&D). This is 23rd time that these awards were presented to the most deserving projects by the Board of Trustees of the Master of Construction Award Foundation.
The ultra-modern building, which was inaugurated in 2022, also received the special award of the Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC) in the Hungarian Real Estate Development Award competition, which was presented for the 25th time this year.
The award-winning investment was a joint project of Robert Bosch Kft., CÉH Zrt., Market Építő Zrt. and Óbuda Group.
“We dreamed up a building that, in addition to creating a worthy home for tomorrow's automotive innovations, realizes the vision of the workplace of the future. We are proud of Bosch's new campus, the technical and technological innovations it brings to the table and the contribution it makes not only to the development of its immediate and wider environment, but also to sustainability. It is a pleasure and an honor for us to be recognized by the architectural profession,” said András Kemler, managing director of technical areas, and location manager at Robert Bosch Kft.
Where automotive innovation is born
The Bosch Budapest Innovation Campus is an important site for the company's global research and development activities, with construction starting in 2018 and the inauguration taking place in September 2022. The campus houses 1,800 next-generation workplaces on 90,000 square meters on Gyömrői út. A 14,000 square meter instrumented research and test laboratory, a special outdoor vehicle verification area and a giant high-tech test hall enhances the complex's innovative strength, while also serving the company's diversified technological development processes.
The campus has been designed with an emphasis on creating an inspiring and creative working environment. The various functions were implemented in line with the Bosch New Way of Working concept. Taking into account the latest HR trends and the feedback from associates, the architectural design placed particular emphasis on creating community spaces that foster creative thinking and inspiration, while also focusing on sustainability and energy-efficient operation.
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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. 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.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.