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Bosch Continues to Expand the Karlsruhe Site Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Expansion and Modernization of the Logistics Center

  • Investment totaling 100 million euro
  • Logistics area expanded and capacity of the storage positions in the high-rack warehouse increased
  • Development contributes to the long-term security of jobs at the Karlsruhe site
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  • September 20, 2013
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Karlsruhe. On September 20, 2013, Bosch started work on the comprehensive expansion and modernization of its logistics center with a symbolic "groundbreaking ceremony." "This is a clear commitment to our site here in Karlsruhe," said Dr. Michael Klemm, Member of the Automotive Aftermarket Divisional Board at Robert Bosch GmbH, speaking at the ceremony, which was also attended by representatives from the city. This is also a great financial commitment — over the next few years, a total of 100 million euros will be invested in the construction work, making a significant contribution to long-term job security. Bosch currently employs a total of 1540 associates in Karlsruhe.

The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of a flurry of construction activity at the Bosch site in Karlsruhe-Durlach. The building that houses the existing logistics center will be significantly expanded, increasing the size of the available storage area by approximately 20,000 m2. The capacity of the high-rack warehouse will also be significantly increased: It is set to grow by more than 50,000 storage positions to a total capacity of 150,000. "By undertaking this work, we are equipping the site to meet the requirements of a European central warehouse in the future," explained Divisional Board member Dr. Klemm. Thanks to good transport links and a favorable location in the Breit industrial zone, the site is already ideally suited to this purpose.

In addition to increasing the size of the facility, the technology used throughout the entire logistics chain will also be modernized. Once the construction work has been completed, it is the customers who will see the greatest benefit. The modernization of the logistics center will significantly reduce service times, while the additional warehouse capacity will ensure it is possible to stock sufficient quantities of all components from the extensive product range. In future, customers will therefore receive a fast and comprehensive service every time.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone: +49 9001 942010

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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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.”

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