Bosch India starts making diesel parts at Rs 340 cr plant in Bidadi

BOSCHBosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, inaugurated its 14th manufacturing facility in India at Bidadi, near Bengaluru.

The Rs 340 cr plant will manufacture products for the Diesel Systems division.

“India is a key pillar of our growth strategy in Asia Pacific. A strong local presence is the basis for further growth in the region”, said Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of the Bosch Group responsible for Asia Pacific. “Bosch is on track to double sales in Asia Pacific by 2020,” said Tyroller, referring to the target the company had set itself in 2014.

The construction of the Bidadi plant spans over two phases, with the second phase scheduled to be completed by 2018.

The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bidadi will produce Diesel products that were previously manufactured at the Adugodi plant, and would have over 2,600 associates working at the facility.

Like the previous location, the new plant in Bidadi will continue to be the lead plant for the production of singe cylinder common rail pumps along with conventional fuel injection pumps.

In 2015, Bosch has started the production of the common-rail fuel injection system pump in Bidadi, and by 2016-17 the production of newer version of common rail fuel injection pump is expected.

“The developing industrial area in Bidadi will offer larger space and better infrastructure support for our future expansion. This will help us cater to the growing business needs of the Indian market in the long term. We see a lot of growth potential in India and strive to bring more projects, products and manufacturing to the country also in the future,” said Dr. Steffen Berns, president of Bosch in India and managing director of Bosch Limited.

The company will use data analytics and data mining projects to prevent disruptions to the process and thus gain additional production hours. The plant has also brought in new standards to handle parts and material movement.