This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish
Bosch will increase production in Mexico of electronic control units for driving comfort, as well as components for the electrification of the powertrain through the expansion of the Celaya plant (CeaP).
The announcement means an investment of 4.5 billion pesos and the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next 7 years. Thus, Bosch México intensifies its activities in the country by accumulating recent investments of almost 20 billion pesos in the automotive, household appliances and capital goods fields for the next 5 years.
René Schlegel, president of Bosch México points out: “Mexico is a privileged country in terms of its geographical and commercial position, at the same time that it has human capital with high prestige worldwide. The combination of these elements allows us to better serve our market, which makes the country very attractive for Bosch”.
Bosch plans to establish the charging unit manufacturing platform for the North American market at its Celaya plant. The site will double the built area for manufacturing spaces with this expansion of more than 20,000 square meters, which will make it a benchmark for the North American region in terms of scale and process automation. In addition, Bosch is tackling climate change with sustainable building solutions at CeaP to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
“With the expansion we respond to the strong demand for electronic components in the North American market. The decision to increase our capacities only two years after the start of operations in Celaya demonstrates the strategic importance of the site for the electrification of the powertrain”, mentions Sven Ost, member of the Bosch Automotive Electronics Division Council.
With this initiative, Bosch Mexico takes another step forward in the transformation towards electromobility.
Bosch Celaya started operations in 2020 as the state of the art of a smart factory. Currently 425 employees work at the site, dedicated to the manufacture of automotive technology such as control panels, driving assistance and electronic components.
About Bosch Mexico
Bosch has been present in Mexico since 1955. In 1966, Bosch established its first manufacturing plant in Toluca, State of Mexico. Bosch has expanded its presence in Mexico where it has 14 locations. Bosch in Mexico reached a sales volume of 2.7 billion dollars (2.3 billion euros) during the year 2020. The company employs more than 17,200 associates in all its sites. Today, all four of Bosch’s business sectors (Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Building Energy & Technology) have operations in the country. Bosch improves the quality of life around the world with innovative products and services. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Innovation for your life”.
The Bosch Group is a leading global provider of technology and services. It employs around 401,300 associates globally (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.8 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The strategic objective of the Bosch Group is to offer innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves the quality of life around the world with its products and services that are innovative and exciting. Simply put, Bosch creates technology that is “Innovation for Your Life”. The Bosch Group consists of Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers virtually every country in the world. The basis for the future growth of the company is its innovative strength. Bosch employs approximately 76,300 research and development associates of whom more than 38,000 are software engineers.