SUZHOU, Jiangsu – Bosch announced on September 8 the opening of its new plant here dedicated to the production of chassis systems control components.
With a total investment of ¥200 million ($30.8 million), the new plant will facilitate the production of active safety technologies such as Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and related sensors.
The new plant is located in the Suzhou Industrial Park and covers a building area of some 29,000 square meters, which is more than double the size of the existing plant that Bosch already operates there. The new plant is located next to the Engineering Center and the vehicle testing area. All production related departments of Chassis Systems Control China have moved into the new building, thus all functions will be combined together in one location. The new plant also acts as logistic hub for other products such as yaw rate sensors, airbag ECU and airbag sensors.
“China is of strategic importance to Bosch and will continue to play a crucial role in our business development,” said Dr. Werner Struth, president of Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. “The opening of this new plant is yet another demonstration of our strengthened efforts in China. The new location makes it possible for us to keep pace with the strong market growth in China and brings more service to China’s auto industry.”
Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology, supplies to virtually all Chinese manufacturers and a large number of international OEMs operating in China. It currently employs over 26,000 associates in 50 legal entities and facilities in China, with consolidated sales of ¥37.3 billion in 2010.