Bosch to relocate its Bangalore Plant to Bidadi, to invest Rs. 600 Cr [08 June 2012]

Bosch has announced that it will relocate the manufacturing activities, with related support functions, of its Bangalore Plant located at Adugodi to Bidadi in two phases from 2012-13 to 2015-16. The company has acquired 97 acres of land in Bidadi for the construction of the new manufacturing facility and plans to invest around Rs 600 crore for development of the facility in both phases.
According to a statement released by the company, “The Bangalore plant at Adugodi has grown to its full capacity and cannot accommodate further expansion. Thus shifting to a new location with ample expansion potential for future is the call of the hour to cater to the rapidly growing business needs. Apart from a significantly larger area, the relocation to the developing industrial area in Bidadi will result in availability of better infrastructure support and transport facilities”.
The company plans to move its manufacturing facilities and other support services to Bidadi plant in two phases. Phase I of shifting involves plant construction from 2012 to 2013 while production shall begin by the first quarter of 2014 with transfer of some 1000 employees. Phase I shall see production of common rail pump, common rail and glow plugs in the new facility. Construction in Phase II will take place from 2015 to 2016. While production of inline pumps, elements, delivery valves, conventional and PF pumps will begin by the first quarter of 2017. With this, the remaining nearly 3000 employees will relocate to the new location in phase II.
Bosch decided toassist shifting employees to new location in both phases with various forms of support in accordance with its policy and local laws.
The existing Bosch premises at Adugodi will continue to house Bosch Headquarters in India. Besides, space available on account of relocation will be used for expansion of Bosch R&D Centre and Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions (India) to create a state-of-the-art Technology and Engineering centre.

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