Robert Bosch Kft., founded in 1991, is a commercial operation involved in sales and customer service for vehicle parts, vehicle diagnostic equipment, power tools, thermotechnology equipment and security systems. In addition, acting in its other capacity as the South European Sales Center, the Budapest site undertakes regional tasks as well.
The company has been involved in development since 2000, and following an expansion to the portfolio of the automatic transmission software development division, the Engineering Center Budapest (ECB) was founded in 2005 and now has more than 2700 employees, making Hungary Bosch’s largest R&D location in Europe after Germany in terms of automotive engineers. The Engineering Center Budapest has a constantly-rising profile in Bosch’s world-scale developments and plays an important role in the development of automated and electrified mobility. It is also one of the foremost research, development and test facilities for automotive electronics in the Bosch Group. A wide range of electronic vehicle control systems and mechanical components are under development in the ECB. These include ABS, ESP, air bags, engine management and automated parking systems, electric drive systems and electric motors. Among its areas of development are dashboards and driver assistance systems, which are paving the way towards automated cars. All phases of the work are conducted in the ECB, including system and algorithm development, electrical and mechanical design, simulation, and reliability checks and tests.