Factory automation solutions provider Bosch Rexroth is planning to expand its operations in the North American region. Particularly, the company will move its linear motion and assembly technology customizing facility to a new location in Charlotte, N.C.
Since experiencing significant growth in its factory automation business, Bosch Rexroth has outgrown its present location. Hence, it has opted to lease and outfit a new, build-to-suit location. Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group, to whom Bosch Rexroth entered into a long term-lease, will develop and own the facility.
President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Americas Greg Gumbs said the new facility is the ideal representation of what it truly means to be a factory of the future. Accordingly, as part of its factory automation portfolio, it will provide solutions that ensure the efficiency of manufacturers, regardless of industry.
To illustrate, the operations in Charlotte will suit custom assembly and linear motion technology solutions tailored to meet their customers’ variable needs.
Meanwhile, Geert van der Zalm, vice president of sales for factory automation in North America, said, “We are eager to grow our capabilities and reaffirm our commitment to the success of our distribution and end customers in North America.”
The new facility will highlight a footprint of 227,500sq.ft, expanding Bosch Rexroth’s current manufacturing footprint by over 25 percent. Moreover, this will give them additional room for future expansion.
in addition, the company will dedicate around 200,000sq.ft of space to lean manufacturing and logistics. This will provide enough room to optimize flexible manufacturing for changing demands. Meanwhile, customer showroom and innovation center, as well as training facilities, collaboration space, co-working space, and the like, will occupy the remaining 27,500sq.ft of space.
Michael Schmitt, senior vice president of technical and engineering in North America, expressed his passion for the new development. Particularly, Schmitt said, “The new building will provide plenty of space for research and development that inspires our associates and brings forward innovations that will help shape the future of manufacturing automation. It is truly an exciting time to be in this market.”