Robert Bosch and Thermo Fisher Scientific were awarded at HIPA’s Investors of the Year Award Ceremony
- March 01, 2019
Out of the nearly one hundred projects the most significant ones were awarded in eight categories at the Investors of the Year 2018 Award Ceremony. The recognized investors significantly contribute to the development of the national economy by creating new jobs, implementing the latest technologies or extending existing capacities. All the awards were handed over by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Róbert Ésik, President of HIPA.
" 2018 was a record year from investment promotion point of view, since it was the first time that we achieved and even surpassed the investment volume of EUR 4 billion. It is also an important result that the share of high value-added projects with research and development focus, as well as technology-intensive investments has increased significantly in 2018 "
– said Róbert Ésik, President of HIPA.
Company of the Year for Job Creation
Robert Bosch Kft.
The Engineering Centre in Budapest is becoming an ever more accentuated site of the worldwide developments of Bosch, and it plays an important role in shaping the future, both regarding the development of automated and electric mobility. Development activities at Robert Bosch Kft. started with 5 employees in 2000 and the Engineering Centre in Budapest was established in 2005, which with its more than 2,800 employees is the second largest European development centre of Bosch considering the number of automotive engineers today. The first phase of the latest extension of the Budapest campus, which started last year, is planned to be concluded in 2021 in the framework of a HUF 37 billion investment and will be able to facilitate 1,800 associates. This can also ensure the already familiar pace of development.
Centre of Excellence Investment
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific employing over 75,000 employees worldwide with a yearly USD 20 billion turnover, is the world's leading company dedicated to science. The company's mission is to help their partners in making the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. The corporation opened its business service centre in Hungary in 2018, supporting the EMEA region in the fields of finance and customer service. The company currently employs 145 people, however dynamic extension is planned for the upcoming years.
Further Award winners of 2018
Largest Greenfield Investment: BMW Manufacturing Hungary Kft.
Technology Intensive Investment: SK Battery Hungary Kft.
Engineering Centre Investment: Jaguar Land Rover
R&D Investment: AVL AUTÓKUT Mérnöki Kft.
Industrial Park of the Year: Industrial Park Komárom
Supplier of the Year: Bálind Kft.
AmCham Hungary would like to congratulate all winners and nominees for their outstanding achievements and wish the very best in their future endeavours.
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