Bosch’s plant at České Budějovice, one of the German company’s largest research and development centers in Europe, is undergoing a major transformation to focus on green hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
The plant, which was built three decades ago to produce components for combustion engine vehicles, is now shifting its focus to the new technologies that are seen as essential for the future of transportation.
Bosch’s choice of the Czech Republic for this transformation is no coincidence. The country has a long history of automotive manufacturing and a skilled workforce. However, the wage gap with respect to the most prosperous countries in Europe has narrowed in recent years.
To address this challenge, Bosch is focusing on developing new technologies and products that require high-skilled labor. The company is also investing heavily in automation.
Despite the challenges, Bosch is confident that the Czech Republic can play a leading role in the transition to green hydrogen. The company is investing heavily in research and development, and it is working with other companies and government agencies to create a supportive ecosystem for the new technology.
Bosch’s transformation at its České Budějovice plant has the potential to have a significant impact on the Czech economy and environment. The company’s investment in research and development will help to advance green hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The new jobs that are created will boost the Czech economy. And the company’s products will help the Czech Republic reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its climate goals.