Hatvan – The Bosch Budapest Big Band gave a charity concert to a full house in Grassalkovich Mansion, Hatvan, on 21 October. The Bosch plant in Hatvan matched every forint taken from sale of the concert tickets. By decision of the local Bosch staff, the proceeds of 2,5 million forints were donated to the Bátor Tábor Foundation. An audience of more than 130 persons attended the concert by the Bosch Budapest Big Band and its star guest, Orsi Kozma, an initiative by Robert Bosch Elektronika Kft. of Hatvan. Volker Schilling, Commercial Plant Manager of the plant said, “I am sure that through this concert we have made an enjoyable evening for the audience and, more than that, the money collected will mean even more great experiences for the children who come to the camps organised by Bátor Tábor. We hope that in this way we are contributing to their recovery”
Together for the community
Founded 15 years ago, the Bátor Tábor provides seriously ill children and their families life-changing experiences, strength and tools to live and to recover. Each year, it provides therapeutic recreation for nearly a thousand children with tumours and chronic diseases free of charge at camps in Hatvan. Through their special experiences at the camps, the children boost their self-confidence and self-esteem, improve their social skills, and most importantly, strengthen their faith in recovery. „Kata Tóth, Fundraising Director of the Bátor Tábor Foundation, said, "We are very grateful to Bosch for an evening that has combined entertainment with charity, and for its support of the Bátor Tábor Foundation. This donation is also a major contribution to our operations and will put a smile on lots of children's faces.”
The Bosch Budapest Big Band is made up of Bosch staff who like making music in their spare time. For this concert, they invited jazz singer Orsi Kozma to join them for the evening. Volker Schilling stated that “Both Bosch and the Bátor Tábor Foundation have longstanding roots in Hatvan. Bosch is the most prominent employer in the region and it is through its corporate social responsibility that it is contributing to the development of the camp with tonight’s concert.”
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1899. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers. In fiscal 2015, its ten Hungarian subsidiaries had a total turnover of HUF 959 billion and sales of the Bosch Group on the Hungarian market – not counting trade among its own companies – was HUF 246 billion. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs some 12,200 people (as per January 1, 2016). 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 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.”
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.hu