|Expanded technical center enables growth of several mobility technologies|
|- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joins Plymouth Township Supervisor Shannon Price and Robert Bosch LLC President Mike Mansuetti for ribbon-cutting ceremony of 220,500-square-foot expansion|
- New facility is approximately double the size of previous site
- Added capacity allows Bosch to increase efficiencies through co-location and collaboration of associates in Southeast Michigan
- Site includes several energy-saving technologies
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Plymouth Township Supervisor Shannon Price, Robert Bosch LLC President Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives today for a ribbon-cutting at the 220,500-square-foot expansion of Bosch’s Technical Center located at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.
"Bosch's continued commitment to our state and the talented people who work here demonstrates to the rest of the world that Michigan is a great place to invest, expand, and create more and better jobs," Snyder said. "Michigan's job climate keeps improving. This tech center expansion is the latest example of businesses investing in Michigan to provide good-paying opportunities to Michiganders."
Mansuetti told the group of government officials, community leaders and Bosch associates assembled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today:
“Innovation is key to Bosch’s future, and this technical center is one place where innovation happens at Bosch. Building on the legacy of our founder, Robert Bosch, our motivation is to create products that spark enthusiasm, improve the quality of life, and help conserve natural resources, thus following our strategic imperative of ‘Invented for life.’”
Expansion nearly doubles the size of the Technical Center
The expansion approximately doubles the size of the existing technical center, which opened in 2007. The total site, which is located on 75 acres, has more than 445,000 square feet and capacity for 1,400 people. The expansion further enables the growth of several key technologies, including automotive electronics, electrical drives, and a variety of safety and driver assistance systems that will advance automated driving. In addition, the new site provides Bosch with laboratory and office space to co-locate certain associates, some of whom currently work in different leased facilities in southeast Michigan, thereby fostering more innovation and greater collaboration.
Expansion also serves as a sustainability technology showcase
The expanded site will produce green technology as well as showcase it. The site will include several energy-efficient technologies, including high-efficiency lighting system; photovoltaic solar array; a Bosch energy storage system; high-volume, low-speed fans; and a direct current (DC) microgrid.
The DC microgrid enables more effective use of locally generated energy in buildings and allows for emergency operation of lighting and ventilation from solar energy in case of a power outage, a feature not available with typical solar installations.
Bosch gives back to community
In union with the company’s commitment to local communities, the Bosch Community Fund recently awarded nearly $160,000 in grants to six community and educational programs in Plymouth. The grants support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and environmental sustainability. Since 2012, Plymouth-area organizations have received nearly $700,000 in Bosch Community Fund grants.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
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 $78.3 billion (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.”
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Bosch Expands Plymouth Tech Center - August 2016