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Expansion of international footprint: Bosch plans first manufacturing site in Indonesia Facility to produce automotive technology

  • Production to start in 2014
  • Investment of 10 million euros in first construction phase
  • More than 120 associates to be employed by 2016
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  • June 27, 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia – The Bosch Group intends to build its first manufacturing site in Indonesia. Beginning in 2014, the supplier of technology and services plans to begin manufacturing automotive technology in the greater Jakarta area, at first primarily for Japanese automakers located in the region. Ten million euros will be invested in the first phase of construction. More than 120 associates will be employed here over the next three years.

“The new manufacturing facility will be a milestone for our operations in Indonesia, and for the expansion of our footprint in southeast Asia,” said Martin Hayes, president of Bosch in southeast Asia. “Southeast Asia is the fastest growing region for Bosch, and expanding our manufacturing capabilities in this region reflects the growth potential that we see in this part of the world.” Bosch already has five manufacturing sites in the region – in Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

In Indonesia, Bosch employs more than 100 associates at four locations. The company has been active in Indonesia since 1919.

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.

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