10 Millionth Electric Steering System Completed at Bosch Maklár

Automotive

The 10 millionth electric steering system was rolled out at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering in Maklár, one of the largest Bosch electric steering gear factories worldwide.

"Under the most modern conditions, in a digitized environment supported by artificial intelligence, we manufacture one of the most important parts of vehicles, the steering systems. Our goal is to play a leading role in the application of the technologies of the future in cooperation with our partners, so that our new-generation products serve the comfort and safety of driving," shares Michael Zink, managing director of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering in Maklár.

The company, which was founded 20 years ago with a 50-50 ownership share of Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen, started production in Eger with an assembly line and 35 employees.

The company has now become a dominant company in the region and one of the largest employers, producing around 6.5 million products and parts annually.

At the company's two sites, Maklár and Eger, around 1,600 employees manufacture steering systems for more than 50 vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

According to a statement from Bosch, the factory in Maklár focuses not only on the production of future-generation electric steering systems but also on the development of steering columns and axles.

The company shares that they test the products under development and those already in production, as well as developing their own ideas. A team of 40 engineers works on the development of steering axles and steering columns for buses and trucks and is also responsible for the production of prototypes.

Production has expanded since the company was established, as hydraulic steering systems have been manufactured since 2006, and electric steering systems since 2012. Due to the expansion of capacity, a new plant was built in Maklár, where production has been ongoing since 2014.

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