Robert Bosch To Open Its Technology Center In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
According to company officials, the development of this center was driven by the need to accommodate growth of the company’s business units, including Bosch’s subsidiary Akustica, a world leader in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone products, and Bosch’s Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh.
The facility will be located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, known for its emerging tech and start-up economy. The building, which will be leased for seven years through Oxford Development’s 3 Crossings project, will consolidate many Bosch associates in the region into a single location, housing approximately 140 associates initially.
“Our new facility is not just larger, but also has improved lab space that enhances our product development and testing capabilities,” said Horst Muenzel, President/General Manager, Akustica. “Akustica already provides microphones with best-in-class robustness, and now we will have additional capabilities to deliver even higher performance and higher quality to meet the needs of our customers.”
The 3 Crossings Project is a 16-acre mixed-use development. The creation of this development began four years ago to respond to the neighborhood’s desire for more organic growth within the area, and now houses facilities for numerous well-known, high-tech companies, according to the firm.
“This state-of-the-art facility will provide our researchers and engineers with a world-class working environment tailored specifically to their needs,” said Jiri Marek, Senior Vice President, Bosch Research and Technology Center, North America. “This investment highlights Bosch’s commitment to attracting top talent from the Pittsburgh region and beyond to support our mission to create the next-generation of solutions for a connected life.”
“Bosch is experiencing continued, significant growth in many regions, and this is especially true in Pittsburgh,” said Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC. “We have been in this area for many years and have formed many successful collaborations with other companies and organizations, like Carnegie Mellon University. We look forward to continuing our presence in such an exciting, tech-focused part of the region, and adding to its growing reputation as a hub for innovation.”
According to Oxford Development, 3 Crossings is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the region and provides a place for companies to think differently about the way they do business.
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