BLAJ, Romania Bosch is opening a manufacturing facility for automotive technology in the Romanian city of Blaj. In the future, it will mainly make speed sensors for driver assistance systems such as ABS and ESP.
In total, Bosch will have invested about 50 million euros in the factory extension and new manufacturing lines by the end of 2013. The site now covers a total surface area of about 40,000 square meters, with the new manufacturing facility taking up roughly 21,000 square meters.
Roughly 300 new jobs will be created by the end of 2013. At present, 570 associates are employed at the Blaj location. Bosch Rexroth has been manufacturing linear-motion technology there since 2007, for use in mechanical engineering.
The new facility will belong to the Chassis Systems Control division. This division manufactures and develops components and systems for active and passive safety, as well as driver assistance systems. Chassis Systems Control operates at more than 35 locations worldwide and employs around 16,000 associates.