Bosch has commenced construction of a $17 million facility in Clayton, Victoria.
The facility is part of a five year project to consolidate all of Bosch’s Victorian businesses to its 12-hectare Clayton campus.
The new building will comprise 4156m2 of industrial space and workshops, 896m2 of offices, amenities and laboratories, and a further 833m2 for truck and service areas. It will be completed in October 2020.
With the support of the Victorian Government, the new building brings with it a commitment to create at least 35 new jobs over the next four years.
The facility will be home to Bosch’s Manufacturing Solutions and Rexroth businesses.
As the volume of locally produced cars sharply declined the local Bosch manufacturing activities had to be restructured which led to highly skilled staff being redeployed.
Fortunately, the Manufacturing Solutions division has established itself as a trusted supplier to the Australian manufacturing sector and continues to grow.
Bosch Australia president, Gavin Smith, said the entire team is flying.
“Manufacturing is very much alive in Australia, and we are excited to be at the forefront of it,” he said.