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Bosch opens new building for drive and control technology in San Martín Obispo


10/20/2016 | Mexico | Corporate News

Growth strategy in Mexico

  • Investment of over USD 10 million
  • Approximately 450 new jobs until 2020
  • Increased manufacturing capacity

Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico, – Bosch continues expand its footprint in Mexico. With the support of the State Governor, Dr. Eruviel Ávila, and the Minister of Economic Development, Adrián Fuentes Villalobos, the leading global supplier of technology and services inaugurated a new building for its Drive and Control Technology business division, Bosch Rexroth, located next to its distribution center in San Martín Obispo, State of Mexico. Bosch invested around USD 10 million into the construction.

“It is once again a pleasure to welcome the authorities and Bosch’s associates in the State of Mexico for a new inauguration of the Rexroth division facilities with which job opportunities will continue to be created for all of the state’s inhabitants”, said Eruviel Ávila Villegas, the State of Mexico Governor.

Bosch continued healthy growth in Mexico

“The building we are inaugurating today is a clear example of the growth that the Rexroth division has in Mexico. We share this opening with all of Bosch’s associates who are the cornerstone for the boost for our company’s growth. And we want to thank them for the work they carry out every day”, said René Schlegel, president of Bosch Mexico.

The new construction has state-of-the-art facilities which are in accordance with the company’s standards. An area of over 14,500 square meters offers modern offices with inspiring working conditions as well as common outside areas for all of the associates. This extension will increase the plant’s production capacity by 85 percent in order to meet the increasing local demand for Hydraulic Power Units, Manifolds and Hydraulic cylinders among others. Over the coming years, approximately 450 new jobs will be created – part of the more than 3,000 new associates Bosch plans to hire in Mexico over the next three years.

About Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth has been present in Mexico for 33 years, its drive and control technology moves machines and systems of any size it's also economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 31,100 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $5.99 billion (5.4 billion euros) in 2015. To learn more, please visit:

Bosch main sponsor for the Year of Germany in Mexico

“Bosch is one of the main sponsors of the Dual Year Germany-Mexico", said Schlegel: “With our participation, we want to emphasize the close long-term relationship our company has with Mexico,” Schlegel said. Alongside mobility, the focal points of the initiative will include urbanization, Industry 4.0, digital culture, and sustainability. The aim is to promote exchange on these topics and to deepen understanding of German culture and the role of the German economy in Mexico. In 2017, San Luis Potosí will be one of the seats of the Dual Year’s greatest events: a Pop-Up Tour in which visitors can know and experiment the technology that Bosch develops in Mexico and the world.

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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