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Bosch opens new production building in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

 
 
 

02/09/2016 | Corporate News

  • New buildings to increase productivity and with inspiring working conditions
  • Nearly 160 million dollars invested in the expansion
  • Approximately 1,000 new job positions created until now

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. –Bosch Mexico officially opened a new building at its existing site in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, on February 9, 2016 in the presence of the Minister of Economy, Manuel Russek, and the Mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Javier González. The leading global supplier of technology and services invested approximately 160 million dollars (USD) in the expansion of its Ciudad Juarez plants with the support of the state of Chihuahua as part of the company’s advanced manufacturing strategy in the country.

The expansion with a new building of approximately 20,000 square meters is part of the investment announced in 2013. The new building will be outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, leading to an increase in production capacity which will allow the company to meet growing demand for new automotive products. The new products include ultrasonic sensors, airbag modules, and power windows modules among others for markets in the Americas.

“This opening is very important to Bosch, as well as deepen the value added and reinforce the efficiency and competitiveness of the plant, it also lets us expand employment opportunities in the community and attracts new talent to the company by offering high opportunities for development and growth, in addition to being a high-tech company it provides continuous learning,” said René Schlegel, CEO of Robert Bosch Mexico

Ciudad Juarez, door open to business and investment

This opening is an opportunity for the whole region: “The growth and development of companies of the stature of Bosch is proof of the talent and ability of the citizens of Ciudad Juarez and reflects the confidence high-tech companies place in the city and the state as a final investment destination”, explained Mr. Russek, Minister of Economy. “This promotes further development of the community’s economy.”

Bosch presence in Mexico

Bosch has maintained a strong industrial presence in the municipality of Ciudad Juarez for over 20 years. Over 3,000 associates work at the site, manufacturing products for the automotive industry for both original equipment and aftermarket solutions. Since the beginning of its operations in Mexico in 1955, Bosch has continuously increased its presence in the country. To this day, the company has 9 production sites spread across the country, one research center of business solutions in Guadalajara and a central office in Mexico City. In the last ten years, the number of staff in Mexico has doubled, currently adding up to about 13,000 associates who reported consolidated sales in Mexico for $ 988 million (USD) in 2014. The largest plants are located in Ciudad Juarez and Toluca.

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 www.boschusa.com and www.bosch.ca .

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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