Bosch Limited inaugurates its sixth manufacturing plant

  • Step towards key manufacturing hub in Asia-Pacific region for Bosch Gasoline Systems
  • Bosch Gasoline Systems views India as a strong growth market
  • New facility with around 500 million INR investment to facilitate long-term localization and growth targets of Bosch Gasoline Systems
  • Important part of Bosch’s strategy to cater to the growing two-wheeler market in India

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services inaugurated its sixth manufacturing unit in India at State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) Gangaikondan, Tamil Nadu on January 22, 2015. Built with an investment of around 500 million INR (6.2 million euro) and spread across 6,500 square meters of built up area, this new facility of Bosch Limited in India will facilitate the company’s Gasoline Systems business to further localize manufacturing and increase cost-competitiveness.

“It is important for our Gasoline Systems business division to have a strong manufacturing foot-print in an important and growing market like India. The extended local production capabilities in this new state-of-the art location will help Gasoline Systems to further grow its market share with a competitive product portfolio,” commented Dr. Steffen Berns, managing director of Bosch Limited on the inauguration of the plant.

The plant was officially inaugurated by Dr. Stefan Kampmann, executive vice president, Gasoline Systems, Mr. Franz Hauber, executive vice president, Manufacturing and Quality, Bosch Limited and Mr. Sandeep N, regional president Gasoline Systems, Bosch Limited. “The new plant is an important part of Bosch’s strategy to enter the competitive two-wheeler market in India with Electronic Fuel Injection systems,” added Sandeep N. The facility will produce power train sensors, fuel delivery modules and air management components for automotive and two-wheeler systems.

Prior to the inauguration of this new manufacturing facility, Gasoline Systems division shared the Bosch Naganathapura manufacturing facility for its local production.

About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through six companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Limited, Bosch Rexroth India Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited and Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited. In India, Bosch set up its manufacturing operation in 1953, which has grown over the years to include 10 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs around 26,000 associates and generated a consolidated revenue of nearly ₨.13, 200 crores in 2013.

In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨.8, 600 crores in 2013. Additional information can be accessed at www.boschindia.com

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). 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 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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