Hydraulics systems manufacturer Bosch Rexroth recently began expansion of a hydraulics manufacturing campus in Fountain Inn, S.C. The ceremony featured South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Bosch Rexroth Americas President Berent Bracht.
Bosch Rexroth will invest $80 million over the next five years to expand and modernize an existing warehouse on the Fountain Inn site, where it has already installed several assembly lines. The company will expand production of the Rexroth A1OVO hydraulic pump at the 260,000-square foot-facility known as “Building 103.” The expansion will add 160 jobs to the area, something which Governor Haley praised in a speech.
The Fountain Inn site expansion follows other production expansions Bosch Rexroth has committed, in Houston, Texas, and at the company’s headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
“The Bosch investment for expanded production in Fountain Inn increases our ability to serve the needs of our local and regional customers,” Bracht said during the ceremony. “In turn, this enhances their opportunity to participate in industrial and mobile equipment markets on a global basis, drawing on the support of a partner like Bosch Rexroth that is recognized around the world for superior technology, reliability, applications expertise and service.”
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