FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.—Bosch Rexroth Americas has marked the start of production at the company’s newly expanded hydraulics manufacturing campus in Fountain Inn, S.C.
The new campus doubles Bosch’s production capabilities at the location, making the Fountain Inn campus its largest hydraulics manufacturing site in the Americas. The company will also hire 160 new employees.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bosch Rexroth is investing $80 million over five years to expand production in the new campus and convert an existing 260,000-square-foot warehouse into a manufacturing facility to make its Rexroth A10VO hydraulic pump.
The pump is used in construction and agricultural machinery, mining, materials handling and heavy industries such as steel and automotive production.
The new facility, dubbed Fountain Inn Building 103, is the largest investment by Bosch Rexroth in North America. It houses five assembly lines and multiple state-of-the-art machining centers for the production of the A10VO, along with one line for vane motor assembly. The entire facility operates on a lean manufacturing and continuous quality improvement system called the Bosch Production System, which is used by Bosch production operations worldwide to ensure the highest levels of product quality.