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Bosch Compact New Bosch plant in Romania: facts and figures Second manufacturing facility in Blaj

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  • June 11, 2013
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Bosch is opening a manufacturing facility for automotive technology at the extended site in Blaj. In the future, it will mainly make speed sensors for driver assistance systems such as ABS and ESP.

Capital expenditure: In total, Bosch will have invested some 50 million euros in the factory extension and new manufacturing lines by the end of 2013. The site now covers a total surface area of some 40,000 square meters, with the new manufacturing facility taking up roughly 21,000 square meters.

Jobs: Roughly 300 new jobs will be created by the end of 2013. At present, 570 associates are employed at the Blaj location. Bosch Rexroth has been manufacturing linear-motion technology there since 2007, for use in mechanical engineering.

Organizational assignment: In organizational terms, the new facility will belong to the Chassis Systems Control division. This division manufactures and develops components and systems for active and passive safety, as well as driver assistance systems. Chassis Systems Control operates at more than 35 locations worldwide, and employs some 16,000 associates.

Bosch in Romania
The Bosch Group employs some 1,400 associates in Romania. Apart from Blaj, it has operations at the following locations: in Bucharest, it has a sales company for power tools, heating systems, security systems, and products for the automotive aftermarket. In Timi?oara, it runs a communication center. In addition, the manufacturing and development of automotive technology is planned to start at a new location in Cluj in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Contact persons for press inquiries:
Germany: Melita Delic, phone (+49) 711 811-48617
Romania: Eleni Scheffäl, phone +40 021 4057529

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.

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