Continental as one of the world's leading technology companies is present in Hungary with seven factories, a tyre trading center, a logistic center and an artificial intelligence center. The number of employees incl. the hired labor force is approx. eight thousand people. The Budapest plant of Continental Automotive Hungary Kft., which has won the title Factory of the Year 2018 manufactures automotive electronic components and microelectronic circuit modules for the Chassis & Safety, Powertrain and Interior divisions of the Corporation as well as the leading car manufacturers of the world, using state-of-the-art and innovative technologies in almost every field of vehicle electronics.
The product portfolio of our plant includes products requiring special technological skills, such as electronic control units, drive systems, mechatronic systems, displays and infotainment systems.
The current focus of Plant Budapest is to produce the most important systems of self-driving, electric and internet-connected vehicles. In order to our state-of-the-art products, we are constantly replacing our controlling software and tools with systems that incorporate Industry 4.0 concepts.
Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898. 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 nine Hungarian subsidiaries. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs roughly 14,800 associates.
The Engineering Center Budapest (ECB) was founded in 2005 and now has more than 2600 employees, making Hungary Bosch’s largest R&D location in Europe after Germany in terms of automotive engineers. The ECB 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.