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Bosch Expands North Charleston, South Carolina, Operations

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, will launch electric motor production at its operation in North Charleston, South Carolina. The $260 million project is expected to create 350 jobs.

Located at 8101 Dorchester Road the company will produce electric motors in a building that formerly manufactured diesel components. Bosch will also expand the facility by nearly 75,000-square-feet to accommodate for future additional production of electric motors. Electric motor production is already underway, and the expansion is planned for completion by 2025.

“We have grown our electrification business globally and here in the North American region. We’ve invested more than $6 billion in electromobility development, and in 2021, our global orders for electromobility surpassed $10 billion for the first time. Local production helps to advance our customers’ regional electrification strategies and further supports the market demand for electrification,” said Bosch North America President Mike Mansuetti.

As an incentive the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

“As more electrified solutions come to the market, the strong footprint and skilled workforce in South Carolina are well established to help organizations bring these solutions to the market. We are grateful for another strong commitment from Bosch to our state,” Governor Henry McMaster added.

Bosch is expanding its mobility-related production with new electrification products including rotor, stator and final-assembled electric motors. In August, the company also announced an expansion at its Anderson County facility to include the production of fuel cell stacks that will drive hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks.

“South Carolina Ports celebrates Bosch as it embarks on electric motor production in Dorchester County. Bosch’s significant investment will power electric vehicles and create more jobs in the Lowcountry. SC Ports has been a critical component of Bosch’s supply chain for decades, providing efficient operations and reliable service. We are thrilled to continue supporting Bosch’s innovations as it grows its electrification business,” SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin noted.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, employing roughly 402,600 associates worldwide. The company’s operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

“Our region offers an incredible combination of resources for world-renowned manufacturers, and this expansion of Bosch’s footprint after years of residency in Dorchester County is testament to why the tri-county area is prime for global business. Congratulations to Bosch, our partners in Dorchester County and to everyone involved in this impactful economic development win that will bring jobs and opportunities to our residents,” Charleston Regional Development Alliance Chairman Mike Fuller said.

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