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Bosch among the fittest Hungarian companies again

Thousands of kilometres were run and cycled virtually by the company's Budapest employees

  • In the third year in a row, Bosch's Budapest site finished on the podium at the Fut a cég competition series
  • The associates of Robert Bosch Kft. covered the distance between Budapest and Reykjavik, as the colleagues have run more than 3,000 kilometres in total
  • At the time of emergency, the company kept its employees fit with its own virtual challenges
Bosch among the fittest Hungarian companies again

The team of Bosch's Budapest site won second place at the Fut a cég competition series and became one of the fittest companies in Hungary in 2020 with this performance. Having won first place in the last two years, the team of Robert Bosch Kft. finished again on the podium with the colleagues only participating in virtual competitions from March, and not in mass sports events. Bosch also protected the associates’ health during the pandemic by this measure. The team of Robert Bosch Kft. still ran a total of 3,076 kilometres and cycled 2,068 kilometres in this year's seven, mostly virtual competitions.

The Fut a cég competition series consisting of 13 challenges is a competition specifically for firms, companies, institutions and communities at work, where in the case of individual races and couples the members of the team may only be company employees, associates, family members, partners or business partners, whereas in the case of relays they have to be the majority of the team members. 251 companies launched relays and individual athletes at the competitions, and the total number of company participants exceeded 5,400. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition series was organised virtually this year – with six races organized partially virtually - and the majority of the competitors achieved the distances individually, and their results were confirmed by various smart tools on the competition’s website. 19 companies were awarded in the category of companies employing more than 1,000 associates, and Robert Bosch Kft. was ranked second in this category and in the overall ranking as well.

The company’s 296 associates participated in marathon, half-marathon and other virtual runs, and the total distance run exceeds the distance between Budapest-Reykjavík in air kilometres. “We are proud that despite the pandemic, Robert Bosch Kft. is still among the fittest Hungarian companies. The health and safety of associates is always the number one priority for Bosch. Since the appearance of the coronavirus, the Bosch Group has established operative teams on global, regional and local levels, which continuously monitor coronavirus infection cases and bring rapid measures, if necessary. We analyse incoming news and provide responsible, authentic information to our associates on a daily basis. Preventive measures were introduced to protect the health of our associates. Mask wearing is mandatory at our premises, we keep the distance of one and a half meters between colleagues, we provide medical service on every workday of the week, we pay extra attention to the cleanliness of workplaces and have placed hand sanitizers at our locations. We have also tightened the rules of admission and provide the possibility of working from home” – said Teodora Bodó, Head of Communications and Government Relations of the Bosch Group in Hungary and the Adriatic region following the announcement of the results.

Associates were kept fit by virtual challenges and reached Papua New Guinea in four months
The associates of Bosch were not only successful in the Fut a cég competition series, as the company encourages its employees to live a healthy lifestyle and to play sports in a variety of ways. Due to the pandemic, this is more important now than ever. The company's internal community, KSF (Kultur, Sport und Freizeit), which was established in 2013 and has nearly 2,000 members, has continuously advertised virtual challenges for employees over the past four months. For 17 weeks, the participants have taken more than 12 million steps, and with a running capacity of 13,680 kilometres, they would have virtually reached Papua New Guinea. The total of 11,500 kilometres of cycling routes would have flown them to Buenos Aires, while skating would have allowed Bosch Employees to get from Budapest to Cluj (440 km).

Bosch promotes healthy lifestyle
Bosch encourages its associates to lead a healthy lifestyle and play sports at all its locations: in addition to Budapest, in Hatvan, Miskolc, Maklár and Eger as well. The work sports communities are supported by Bosch in various ways, such as entry fees and entrants, jerseys, track rental, training, coaches and equipment. Bosch colleagues may take part in extensive healthcare programs and undergo regular screening.

You can find more information on the Fut a cég competition series and the scores on the website of Futanet.

Tags: Bosch, Fut a Cég, sport, competition

Domokos Dóra
phone: +36 1 879-8928