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Bosch to build automotive technology plant in Romania

  • New manufacturing and engineering site for electronic control units
  • 340 jobs to be created and 77 million euros invested by end of 2013
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  • May 08, 2012
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Cluj-Napoca – The Bosch Group plans to set up a location for the manufacturing and development of automotive electronic control units in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In the first phase of construction work up to the end of 2013, the planned investment is 77 million euros. Construction work is to start in the second quarter of 2012, and manufacturing is scheduled to begin in mid-2013. The resulting facilities will cover a total floor space of 38,000 square meters. By the end of 2013, it is planned that some 340 associates will work in manufacturing and development in Cluj-Napoca. In the years that follow, the location is to be further expanded.

Cluj-Napoca is roughly 300 kilometers northwest of Bucharest. Organizationally, the new location is assigned to the Automotive Electronics division, which manufactures electronic control units, semiconductors, and sensors for use in automotive technology and other areas. The division has 17 manufacturing sites around the world and employs some 20,000 associates.

The Bosch Group currently has three locations in Romania. In Bucharest, it has a sales company for power tools, thermotechnology, security systems, and automotive aftermarket products, and it runs a communication center in Timisoara. In Blaj, it has a manufacturing facility for linear-motion technology, which is currently being expanded to include manufacturing operations for automotive technology. In total, some 1,400 associates currently work for Bosch in Romania.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. 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 some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. 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 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 up-front 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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7705 - May 08, 2012

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