Bosch Rexroth announces new plant in Mexico

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Drive and control technology provider Bosch Rexroth will expand its presence in North America with a new plant in Mexico.

Bosch Rexroth has been successfully operating in Mexico for 40 years. In Querétaro, local production capacities for the manufacture of products and components for mobile applications, as well as for factory automation, will be increased from summer 2023, and there is room for growth. additional. Bosch will invest some $160 million in the new site.

The aim is to strengthen local production for the North American market and to be able to serve customers even better and more efficiently in the future.

Bosch Rexroth has been present in North America since 1967. At its locations in the USA and Canada, the company employs a total of around 2,200 people. Around 170 people currently work for Bosch in Mexico.

The new 452,000 square meter site in Querétaro is expected to open in mid-2023 and will employ over 900 people after commissioning in 2027. Products manufactured in Querétaro are primarily for export to the United States and Canada. The new Bosch Rexroth plant adds to the series of investment announcements made by Bosch Mexico in recent months.

“We see great potential in the North American market for mobile applications, such as agricultural or construction machinery, and we produce corresponding components, such as hydraulic pumps,” said Greg Gumbs, CEO of Bosch Rexroth America. North. “As part of our ‘local for local’ approach, we will further enhance our existing mobile hydraulics site in Fountain Inn, SC. ​​We will intensify development work for mobile gear electrification and software activities. Fountain Inn will become an even stronger and more customer-centric hub for our mobile hydraulics business in North America. The new plant in Querétaro will create additional production capabilities.”

In addition, Bosch Rexroth wants to increase its market share in factory automation in North America. With the establishment of corresponding production capabilities in Querétaro, in addition to the existing linear technology customization center in Charlotte, the company can optimally serve its North American customers.

“With this configuration, we will also improve our competitiveness by reducing the need for transatlantic transport. We are becoming more flexible in handling customer requests, expanding our portfolio in the areas of prototyping, customization and service, and will be able to build a more robust regional supply chain,” Gumbs said. .

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