On Friday, Dec. 1, Germany-based Bosch Group announced it will invest $152 million to expand its Anderson County operations and create 130 jobs.
The company said the project will provide for the growth of several product lines related to automotive electronic components at its facility at 4421 Highway 81.
Hiring for the new positions has already begun and will continue during the next 18 to 24 months, Bosch said.
Applicants are asked to visit the company’s careers page online.
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Having spent eight years of my Bosch career working as the technical plant manager at our Anderson location, I have a special bond with the people at this plant as well as with our local and state governments,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch North America, in a statement.
“I’m very proud that our Anderson location has continued to flourish over the years and is bringing additional jobs to the community,” Mansuetti added. “We appreciate our long relationship with the Anderson County government as well as the S.C. Department of Commerce and look forward to continued cooperation.”
Bosch Group said it employs 390,000 people worldwide and is a leading “Internet of Things” company, offering innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry.
The group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and about 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries.
Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales networks cover nearly every country in the world, the company said.
“Great things are happening in Anderson County,” said Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen in a statement. “Bosch’s announcement today of an increased investment and expansion reaffirms Anderson County’s unique mix of a skilled, willing workforce and our area’s quality of life. We congratulate Bosch on their continued success and growth as one of Anderson’s great corporate citizens.”