Bosch Security Systems, a global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services, plans to open a new 150,000-square foot distribution center in Greer in Spartanburg County.
The new facility at 140 Caliber Ridge Road in Greer will distribute products to customers in North and South America and support light assembly for customer-specific projects.
“We are pleased to open the first facility for Bosch Security Systems in South Carolina,” said Christopher Gerace, regional president of Bosch Security Systems. “With this investment, we will benefit from synergies with multiple Bosch facilities and transportation lanes in the state. We will meet the growing demands of our customers in North and South America with greater flexibility and efficiency, due in part to a constructive partnership with the state of South Carolina, S.C. Commerce, Spartanburg County and the S.C. Ports Authority.
Bosch Security Systems’ product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection, access control and management systems, in addition to professional audio and conference systems. The company expects to create more than 50 new jobs over the next five years.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Bosch to the City of Greer,” said Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “With Bosch’s announcement, Greer has truly been given a coveted opportunity to further grow and diversify our city. As one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing cities, Greer is extremely grateful to Bosch for their commitment, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide a return on their investment.”
The company employs more than 12,000 associates worldwide and is one of 360 subsidiaries and regional companies of the Bosch Group, a global supplier of technology and services that employs more than 4,000 associates among four facilities throughout South Carolina. The company will begin hiring for the new positions in fall 2014, and operations are expected to begin in December 2014.