Bosch opened a new factory in Cluj

Electronics ProjectsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2014

The global electronics manufacturer Bosch officially opened its new factory in the Romanian county of Cluj on May 9. The project has been awarded with the "Automotive Electronics Speed Award" for the record time it was build, the company announced in a press release. The opening of the new production facility in Romania was specifically scheduled to coincide with Europe’s Day.

In the first phase of the project, which took and investment of 77 million euro, Bosch constructed a new research and production centre in Cluj on an area of 38,000 sq. m, which led to an opening of 325 new jobs. The company plans to continue increasing the staff after the current expansion of the Cluj location.

The new centre will be part of the Bosch Automotive Electronics Division, which develops and produces electronics for the automotive industry and other fields. The Bosch Group currently has operations in Bucharest, Blaj, Cluj and Timisoara.

Bosch started operating in Bucharest in 1994, when it opened a company to distribute electric tools, heating systems, security systems, safety and communications, as well as automotive equipment. In 1999, Bosch opened in Bucharest BSH Electrocasnice SRL.

In 2007, Bosch opened in Blaj Bosch Rexroth, a production facility of linear technique, which in 2013 was expanded with a new automotive factory. In 2008, a Bosch communication centre opened in Timisoara, the Romania news agency Agerpres reminds.

Keywords: Bosch, new factory, Romania, Cluj

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