Bosch Engineering Center celebrated one year in Sofia

31 May 2020

Bosch Engineering Center celebrated one year in Sofia

  • Exchange of international experience and participation of Bulgarian experts in over 40 innovative projects and developments for the automotive industry
  • The company’s activity expands with the creation of a hardware department and the overall project management
  • This year the Center in Bulgaria will take over the development of eBike components

The first Engineering Center in Sofia, opened by Bosch, the world’s leading provider of technology and services, is celebrating one year of operation in the country, was announced by the company. The team of highly qualified professionals is involved in the development of over 40 international projects related to technologies for the automotive industry in areas such as driver assistance systems, automated driving and electric mobility. The center works closely with Bosch’s development teams in Germany, the United States, Hungary and Romania, providing the best solutions for the world’s leading carmakers. Bosch Engineering Center Sofia is part of the innovative ecosystem of Sofia Tech Park and the team of the Science and Technology Park wishes them many more successes and top innovative achievements.

“In just one year, we have shown that we have the potential and expertise to take on the full work of a project – from software, through project management, communication with the client to overall process management. Our ambition is to close the whole cycle and soon to offer on the market technologies developed entirely in Bulgaria “, shares Dinko Rusev, technical director of Bosch Engineering Center Sofia. After its contribution to the development of many software functionalities, Bosch Engineering Center Sofia continues to grow by creating complete solutions for the so-called “cars of the future”, the company commented.

Automated systems can prevent accidents and make it easier for users

Among the Center’s developments are systems that assist the driver of the car and ensure safer driving. Examples of such systems are those for behavior monitoring and evaluation, which analyze the behavior of drivers and passengers through artificial intelligence (AI). Based on this analysis, decisions can be made and actions taken to prevent road accidents. The center also contributes with the development of the latest generation of front video camera, the company clarifies. The system offers a variety of convenient and secure features, such as road monitoring, road sign recognition, intelligent headlight control and pedestrian protection.

One of the latest projects that Bosch Engineering Center Sofia is working on is the development of eBike components, the company said. The dynamic environment, the need for distance and environmental responsibility have led to a boom in the development of this technology in recent years. Bosch has a 70% market share in the production of electric bicycle technology in the world.

Career opportunities for specialists and development of young talents

The company provides its employees with inspiring working conditions and the opportunity to participate in attractive projects related to the latest technologies in the automotive sector. In just twelve months, there has been a doubling of the number of employees – from 120 to over 250, and the process of hiring experts continues. The company currently has open positions for software engineers and hardware specialists for the newly formed hardware department.

The Bosch Group demonstrates responsibility and good practices in long-term employment and education. In addition to initiating training programs for qualified and experienced engineers, the company also supports young talents in their professional development. Internship programs are being prepared, work with universities and investment in future staff is among the main priorities of the Center, the company said.

Community recognition

  • Bosch is among the companies awarded at the German Economy Awards in Bulgaria 2019 for the growing business related to the new Bosch Engineering Center Sofia.
  • Bosch Engineering Center Sofia was awarded by the Global Tech Summit Sofia for Tech Growth Business of the Year for 2019.
  • Bosch Engineering Center Sofia received the “Investment for Industrial Development” award at the Annual Gala Event of the Bulgarian Automotive Cluster.

The Bosch Group is the world’s leading provider of technology and services with around 400,000 employees worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). According to preliminary results, in 2019 the Group had sales of 77.7 billion euros. Bosch’s business is organized into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Equipment, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Equipment. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart home, Industry 4.0 and connected mobility. With its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, the company offers its customers connected and diverse solutions for a variety of areas from a single provider. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to facilitate connected life with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed with its help. Bosch improves the quality of life around the world with innovative and inspiring products. That’s why Bosch offers “Technique for Life”. The Bosch Group includes Robert Bosch GmbH and its 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Bosch’s sales and service partners, global manufacturing, engineering and sales network are present in almost every country in the world. The basis for the future growth of the company is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 72,600 developers and researchers in 126 locations around the world, as well as around 30,000 software engineers.

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