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News   August 27, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Bosch Breaks Ground on Technical Center Expansion

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Robert Bosch LLC president Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives in a ceremonial groundbreaking to publicly announce a 220,500-square-foot expansion of Bosch’s Technical Center located at 15000...


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Robert Bosch LLC president Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives in a ceremonial groundbreaking to publicly announce a 220,500-square-foot expansion of Bosch’s Technical Center located at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.

 

“Bosch’s commitment to expand its presence in Michigan, while also enhancing its research and development work shows that Michigan truly is a great place to do business,” Snyder said. “Michigan’s business climate has improved dramatically, making our state a prime location for global companies like Bosch to expand and invest. It is also exciting that Bosch is an advocate for preparing tomorrow’s workforce through hands-on tech training. Together Bosch and Michigan are tapping into our talent potential and building a bright future.”

 

The expansion, which is expected to be completed in November 2015, will nearly double the size of the existing technical center, which opened in 2007.

 

When complete, the total site, which is located on 75 acres, will have more than 445,000 square feet and capacity for 1,400 people. The expansion will further enable the growth of several key technologies, including automotive electronics, start/stop motors, electrical drives, and a variety of safety and driver assistance systems that will further advance automated driving. In addition, the new site will provide Bosch with the needed laboratory and office space to co-locate certain associates in southeast Michigan, some of whom currently work in different leased facilities, thereby fostering more innovation and greater collaboration.

 

Mansuetti told the group of government officials, community leaders and Bosch associates assembled at the ceremony:

 

“For a company whose heritage – and future – is based on innovation, breaking ground to begin the expansion of this technical center at a time when this market offers so much potential to grow is truly exciting. Our founder, Robert Bosch, believed that education and sustainability were both essential for the success not only of his business, but of society. We are here today, continuing that philosophy and living our company imperative of ‘Invented for life.’”

 


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