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Bosch Rexroth Expands U.S. Manufacturing Base

Posted on March 20, 2013

Bosch Rexroth Americas has formally started production at the company's newly expanded hydraulics manufacturing operations in Fountain Inn, SC.  Bosch Rexroth is investing $80 million over five years to expand production in the new campus and convert an existing 260,000 sq. ft. industrial warehouse into a manufacturing facility that will initially produce the Rexroth A10VO hydraulic pump. The pump is used in a variety of applications, including mobile construction and agricultural machinery, mining, materials handling, and heavy industries, such as steel and automotive production.

With the addition of the new building, “Building 103,” Bosch Rexroth said it has doubled its production capabilities at the location, making the Fountain Inn campus its largest hydraulics manufacturing site in the Americas.

Fountain Inn Building 103 is the largest investment by Bosch Rexroth in North America, the company said.  To date, five assembly lines and multiple machining centers have been installed for the production of the A10VO, along with one line for vane motor assembly. The entire facility operates utilizing a lean manufacturing and continuous quality improvement system called the Bosch Production System, which is used by Bosch production operations worldwide.

More details on the new Bosch Rexroth operation will be featured in a future issue of Diesel Progress North American magazine.