Bosch expanding Anderson County operations

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Bosch, a global technology and automotive supply firm, is spending $45 million to expand its Anderson County operations.

The company’s expansion will include new manufacturing capabilities to support its mobility solutions business in North America, according to a news release. Bosch is purchasing property adjacent to its existing plant along State Highway 81 to support the expansion.

“We have a rich history in South Carolina, and this expansion helps us to further serve our North American customers,” Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch North America, said in a statement. “We are very proud of another milestone in our relationship with Anderson County and the state of South Carolina.”

Employing more than 400,000 people worldwide, Bosch describes itself an “internet of things” company that offers solutions for “smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility and connected manufacturing.”

The Bosch Anderson facility was founded in 1985 to produce fuel rails and has added production capabilities from a number of Bosch divisions  since then, the release said.

The company employs 1,200 in Anderson County and its products are found in vehicles — including powertrain solutions, automotive electronics, and car multimedia.

“Bosch continues to strengthen its Anderson operations, and Anderson County appreciates Bosch’s continued investment and the economic impact on our community and the Upstate,” Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said in a statement.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job-development credits related to this project, the release said. A $100,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Anderson County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

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