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The Bosch Plant in San Luis commemorates five years producing automotive gasoline Systems


03/28/2014 | Mexico | Corporate News

The Bosch San Luis Potosi Plant celebrated its 5th anniversary as manufacturer of Gasoline Systems on March 28th and 29th during events attended by Dr. Fernando Toranzo, Governor of the State of San Luis Potosi, Mr. Mario Garcia Val-dez, Municipal President of SLP, Fernando Macias Morales, Secretary of Economic Development of SLP, René Schlegel, President of Robert Bosch Mexico; Gunter Daut, Commercial Vice President of the plant; Roger Heitzeg, Technical Vice President of the plant, as well as other government officials and Bosch associates.

Bosch has maintained, for more than 40 years, a strong industrial presence in San Luis Potosí. More than 1000 associates manufacture products for the automotive industry, both for original equipment as well as for the spare parts market. The company began operations at the site in 1973, producing brake systems such drum brakes, boosters, among others. After renovation of its facilities by nearly 110,000 square meters, in Janu-ary 2009, around 220 Bosch associates began to manufacture high technology Gasoline Systems products including wheel speed and motor sensors, ignition coils, fuel supply rails, canister valves, among others.

“We are pleased that companies such as Robert Bosch, leaders in technology and inno-vation, place their trust in San Luis Potosí and contribute to the development of the state, creating in this manner greater work and development opportunities for all the Potosinos,” expressed Governor Dr. Fernando Toranzo.

René Schlegel, president of Robert Bosch México, noted: “This anniversary is an achievement for Bosch México driven by the quality, effort, and commitment of our associates. This milestone also reinforces our commitment of promoting the development of new and greater growth opportunities.”

The success, competitiveness and quality of the products produced at the site are reflected in the production of over 50 million wheel speed sensors and more than 3 million low pressure fuel feeding rails, among other products.

“Production of Gasoline Systems products at San Luis Potosi has resulted in new business, significant and sustained development. Due to the high quality of our production, we have grown in sales and in personnel closing the year 2013 with over one thousand associates,” said Mr. Daut.

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $12.6 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information, visit and .

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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