Bosch opens US$ 16 million facility in Aguascalientes dedicated to brake components
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German multi-sector manufacturer Robert Bosch on Wednesday inaugurated a new production facility in Aguascalientes, where the company invested US$ 16 million.
The building 111, as it was named by the company, is a 36,000 square-meter (387,500 sq.-ft) facility where the company will manufacture its second-generation break booster known as the iBooster 2, along with G9 antilock braking systems (ABS) and other components for its electronic stability programs (ESP).
According to the company's plan, it will have recruited 220 workers by the end of year for this program, a figure that will grow by 2021 when an additional production line will be installed.
Once fully operational, the new facility will have opened 300 job positions additional to the 1,200 that already exists at the manufacturing complex located in the Valle de Aguascalientes industrial park, which first opened doors 25 years ago.
Bosch ended 2017 with a workforce of more than 16,000 associates in 12 Mexican locations. Less than two weeks ago, the company, which is the largest automotive supplier in the world, broke ground in Guanajuato to build a US$ 120 million plant to manufacture electronic control units (ECUs).