Bosch Security Systems, a global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services, plans to open a distribution center in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. In addition to leasing a newly constructed building in Greer, South Carolina. and making a further investment in equipment, the company expects to create more than 50 new jobs over the next five years.
Bosch associates at the 150,000-square-foot facility, located at 140 Caliber Ridge Road in Greer, will distribute products to customers in North and South America and support light assembly for customer-specific projects. Bosch Security Systems' product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection, access control and management systems, in addition to professional audio and conference systems. Operations are expected to begin in December 2014.
"We are pleased to open the first facility for Bosch Security Systems in South Carolina. With this investment, we will benefit from synergies with multiple Bosch facilities and transportation lanes in the state. We will meet the growing demands of our customers in North and South America with greater flexibility and efficiency, due in part to a constructive partnership with the state of South Carolina, South Carolina Commerce, Spartanburg County and the South Carolina Ports Authority," said Christopher Gerace, Regional President, Bosch Security Systems.
"The Bosch Group is deeply engrained in South Carolina's economy, and we welcome yet another one of their esteemed divisions to the Palmetto State. Bosch Security Systems will fit perfectly here, and I look forward to their future growth and success, “ Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
"The South Carolina Ports Authority looks forward to supporting the needs of Bosch Security Systems' new location in Spartanburg. Our strong port is one of South Carolina's key strategic assets, benefitting companies all across our state,” Jim Newsome, President/CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority said.
"We are pleased to see The Bosch Group has chosen South Carolina for yet another major investment in our great state. Spartanburg County looks forward to working with Bosch Security Systems to ensure their growth and profitability continues in the Palmetto State,” said David Britt, Chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board.
"We are extremely pleased Bosch, a globally recognized company, is establishing a distribution operation in Spartanburg County and the City of Greer. We welcome them to our ever-growing list of international companies in Spartanburg County,” said Russ Weber, President of Integral Solutions Group and Chairman of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board of Directors.