Bosch begins $40m expansion of Technical Centre in Plymouth Township, Michigan

27 August 2014 (Last Updated August 27th, 2014 05:27)

Bosch Group has commenced the $40m expansion of its Technical Centre at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township, Michigan.

Bosch Group has commenced the $40m expansion of its Technical Centre at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township, Michigan.

The 220,500ft² expansion programme will nearly double the size of the facility, expanding the space by more than 445,000ft² and affording a capacity to accommodate 1,400 people.

Located on a 75 acre site, the larger facility will also provide the company with a much needed laboratory and office space to co-locate some of its associates in south-east Michigan.

"We are now able to permanently expand the Technical Centre and begin co-locating associates to foster more innovation and even greater collaboration."

Michigan governor Rick Snyder said: "Bosch's commitment to expand its presence in Michigan, while also enhancing its research and development work shows that Michigan truly is a great place to do business."

The expansion programme is expected to be completed in November 2015. Once completed, the company will create up to 200 new jobs in Michigan in the next three years.

Bosch president Mike Mansuetti said: "As we built the business case for further expansion, the township allowed Bosch to construct a temporary building on site for about 160 associates, thereby enabling Bosch to keep these jobs in Plymouth Township.

"With additional business growth on the horizon and a strong, vibrant community in which to work, we are now able to permanently expand the Technical Centre and begin co-locating associates to foster more innovation and even greater collaboration."