Bosch Rexroth has opened a production plant in Querétaro, Mexico in preparation for growth in North America. The plant will include capacities for the manufacture of products and components for mobile applications as well as for factory automation. The location will introduce shorter delivery routes and will strengthen the international production network.
The company is investing about 160 million euros in the new location and will create about 900 jobs by 2027. The aim is to strengthen local production for the North American factory automation and hydraulics market and thus be able to serve customers even better and more efficiently in the future
At its 42,000-square-meter plant in Querétaro, Bosch Rexroth began by manufacturing hydraulic pumps, motors, and valves for mobile machinery such as excavators, forklifts, and tractors in June.
The company prepares the ramp up of hydraulic components and products of linear motion technology. It is planned that additional products will be manufactured there for mobile machinery (transmission units, radial piston motors) as well as linear motion technology products (rails, runner blocks) for applications in mechanical and plant engineering as well as factory automation.
Industry specialists expect strong growth for mobile machinery and for the factory automation market, especially in North America. “With its local-for-local strategy, Bosch Rexroth increases the capacity, flexibility and robustness of supply chains, reduces the CO2 footprint by regionally manufactured products and achieves shorter delivery times,” emphasized Reinhard Schaefer, Member of the Management Board of Bosch Rexroth with responsibility for manufacturing and quality.
Across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.