The Bosch Group ended the fiscal year 2020 with consolidated sales of almost 2.2 billion lei (448 million euros) in Romania, thus registering an increase of approximately three percent compared to the previous year.
According to the company, total net sales of 6.8 billion lei (1.4 billion euros), including those of unconsolidated companies and domestic deliveries to affiliated companies, remained at a level similar to the previous year.
“In 2020, the Bosch group in Romania achieved remarkable financial results, despite the effects of the pandemic and the decrease in production in the automotive field. In fact, we had better results than we initially expected, due to the remarkable effort of our entire organization, the extraordinary commitment and resilience of our employees, but also due to the close collaboration with our partners, “said Mihai Boldijar, CEO of Robert Bosch SRL and the representative of the Bosch group in Romania.
According to the official, “despite the challenging market environment, our forecast for the current fiscal year in Romania remains positive.”
The company implements a wide range of measures to ensure that employees are protected against coronavirus infection and to ensure the continuity of its operations. The number of Bosch employees in Romania reached approximately 8,160 on December 31, 2020.
Bosch investments in Romania: 487 million lei
The group invested approximately 487 million lei (approximately 100 million euros) in Romania in 2020, mainly to continue the development of production units for Mobility Solutions in Cluj and Blaj.
The electronic car components factory in Jucu, Cluj County has increased its production and storage capacity, investing over 85 million euros in 2020. Out of concern for the health of its employees, Bosch recently opened, in collaboration with local authorities, a vaccination center against Covid-19 at its factory in Cluj, thus helping to limit the effects and spread of the pandemic. The center will allow easy access to voluntary vaccination for any company employee working in the area and a relative, as well as for the company’s suppliers and staff working for two other companies in the Tetarom III industrial park. In this unit, Bosch has been producing, since 2013, among other things, electronic control units for airbags, for multiple camera systems and driving and parking assistance, which increase road safety and driver comfort.
Since its opening, the Bosch factory in Cluj has supplied international customers with over 250 million high-quality car parts. In addition, the factory in Blaj opened its own Bosch Medical Center in November 2020, in collaboration with the medical services provider Elisa Med. This is the first Bosch medical unit in Romania to offer health services, with an area of 600 square meters. Bosch employees and first-degree members of their families can benefit from a wide range of services. The Blaj factory produces sensors for the automotive industry, but also high-tech elements for the industrial sector. In addition, the Blaj plant became the main global Bosch unit for detonation sensors in 2020.
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