Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, inaugurated its 14th manufacturing facility in India. The plant is located at Bidadi,Ramanagara in the state of Karnataka and will manufacture products for the Diesel Systems division. It will be part of Bosch Limited, the flagship company of Bosch in India. Since the ground breaking in September 2013, around INR 3,400 million/ 340 crores (around 45 million euros) have been invested in the new plant at Bidadi, which has a built up area of around 38,000 square meters. This investment underlines the importance of India for the Bosch Group. “India is a key pillar of our growth strategy in Asia Pacific. A strong local presence is the basis for further growth in the region”, said Mr. Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of the Bosch Group responsible for Asia Pacific. “Bosch is on track to double sales in Asia Pacific by 2020,” said Tyroller, referring to the target the company had set itself in 2014.
High ranking presence during inauguration ceremony
The inauguration took place in the presence of Shri Siddaramaiah, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri R. V. Deshpande, Minister for Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Smt Ratnaprabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Industries, Mr. Peter Tyroller, Member Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH and Dr. Steffen Berns, President Bosch Group India and Managing Director, Bosch Limited.
Bidadi plant to manufacture new mobility solution products for India
The construction of the Bidadi plant spans over two phases, with the second phase scheduled to completed by 2018. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bidadi will produce Diesel products that were previously manufactured at the Adugodi plant, and would have over 2,600 associates working at the facility. Like the previous location, the new plant in Bidadi will continue to be the lead plant for the production of singe cylinder common rail pumps along with conventional fuel injection pumps. In phase 1, Bosch will start the production of the common-rail fuel injection system pump in Bidadi. “The developing industrial area in Bidadi will offer larger space and better infrastructure support for our future expansion. This will help us cater to the growing business needs of the Indian market in the long term.