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Bosch sets up manufacturing unit in Chennai

Posted: 20 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:manufacturing  wiper systems  automotive  actuation 

Automotive electronics maker Bosch has set up a new manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Chennai. The plant, with an investment of Rs.35 crore, will produce thermal and wiper systems for the Indian automotive market.

The plant has a capacity to manufacture 22 lakh window systems, 7 lakh wiper systems, and 5 lakh thermal parts systems annually.

Built on a total premises area of 40,000 square meters, the plant with a built-up area of 9000 square meters will replace the previously rented facility to meet growing demand.

"The facility in Chennai with its state-of-the-art equipment encompasses design, development and testing along with scalable production of actuation, thermal and wiper systems for the Indian automotive market," the company said.

“With the location in Chennai, we have expanded our presence beyond our existing automotive component manufacturing sites in Bangalore, Nashik, Chakan and Jaipur. From the new plant, we will support all Indian automotive customers with our innovative products from electrical drives” said Steffen Berns, president, Bosch Group India and MD of Bosch Ltd.

Bosch Electrical Drives India manufactures window lift drives, engine cooling modules, blower modules, wiper linkages, arms and blades for various international and local car makers in India. Till date, the company has sold over one crore components to various international car makers.

With the new facility, Bosch Electrical drives will increase its present strength of 265 associates by 350 in the next three years.

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