BOSCH OPENS NEW AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS PLANT IN CHANGZHOU, CHINA
By TNI Network
Date: Apr 13 , 2017
WUJIN, CHANGZHOU: German automotive components manufacturer Bosch has inaugurated a new plant for electronic components in the southeastern Chinese city of Changzhou, informed the company in a press statement released on Thursday. After Germany, China is the second largest market for Bosch. The investment plan of Bosch in this project is over 100 million euros in the new site where it plans to employ 1,300 new associates by 2019and around 41 million electronic control units are scheduled to roll off the assembly line each year. Klaus Meder, president of Bosch Automotive Electronics said, that “With another production site for Bosch Automotive Electronics in China we are strengthening our successful localisation strategy and underlining Bosch’s confidence in the Chinese market”, With the new electronic plant we are also reacting to the growing local demand for connected products and solutions”. Talking about the plant, the company said, "The new facility will mainly focus on the manufacturing of electronic components for automated driving and connected products. These include cameras and radar sensors for driver assistance systems, Electronic Control Units (ECU) for automotive steering systems as well as Central Gateways for connected vehicles." In the new plant, Bosch is planning to combine its Bosch Production System (BPS) for standardised lean processes with connected manufacturing. “We are investing in Industry 4.0 to meet the ever diversified market demands in a more agile and faster way,” said Meder.