Charlotte, NC (October 5, 2022) – Bosch Rexroth, a leading manufacturer of factory automation solutions, will invest $58 million in a new state-of-the-art customizing and research and development facility that will expand its operations for linear motion and assembly technology. In addition to retaining the 326 employees currently employed in their Charlotte operations, the company will hire 24 more.
“We are excited to experience the growing need for this move, and are proud to be located in Charlotte,” commented President and CEO, Greg Gumbs.
Bosch Rexroth has operated a manufacturing facility in Charlotte for more than 30 years and currently employs approximately 326 people. The new positions will include a mix of engineer, sales and customer service, administrative and manufacturing roles.
Bosch Rexroth is a key leader in Charlotte’s manufacturing sector and has established strong partnerships with local workforce development agencies and educational institutions, creating hands-on opportunities to increase access to careers in science, technology, engineering and math at Olympic High School and Charlotte Works. . Since 2014, Bosch Rexroth has donated over $600k to support STEM and first robotics programs in the Charlotte metro area through support of the Bosch Community Fund.
“Charlotte is quickly establishing itself as a pioneer for leading manufacturing companies,” said Charlotte Mayor V. Lyles. “Bosch Rexroth has become a valued community partner and we are thrilled that they are choosing to not only stay, but grow in our city.”
The company will relocate to a new, build-to-suit property off Tyvola Road, investing $58 million in a transformative facility that will boast a total footprint of 227,500 square feet. Most of the facility will be dedicated to lean manufacturing and supply, providing enough space to optimize flexible production for changing demand. The building will also house a customer showroom and innovation center, training facilities and collaboration space.
“We are excited to support the expansion of Bosch Rexroth’s advanced manufacturing facility in the County’s Business Investment Program Opportunity Area. This project aligns with many County Commission goals, including providing high-quality jobs for residents and promoting environmental stewardship through the redevelopment of a brownfield site. . We look forward to our continued partnership with this world leader and pioneer as we build on their 20+ year legacy here in Mecklenburg County,” said George Dunlap, Chairman, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
Bosch Rexroth is currently hiring for a variety of manufacturing and supply positions at their Charlotte facility. Interested applicants may visit the Bosch Rexroth website for more information.
The project was a collaborative effort between the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership. The company received an incentive award from the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina.