This month, Bosch Rexroth, a supplier of drive and control technologies, began manufacturing hydraulic pumps, motors and valves for mobile machinery such as excavators, forklifts and tractors at its new 42,000-square-meter plant in Querétaro.
The company has planned to ramp up the production of hydraulic components and products of linear motion technology, including additional products for mobile machinery (transmission units, radial piston motors), linear motion technology products (rails, runner blocks) for applications in mechanical and plant engineering and factory automation.
As industry specialists predict growth for both mobile machinery and the factory automation market, especially in North America, Bosch Rexroth aims to meet the demand by increasing the capacity, flexibility and robustness of supply chains, reducing the CO2 footprint by regionally manufactured products and achieving shorter delivery times.
In addition to its existing supplier base in North America, Bosch Rexroth relies on a stable and further growing supplier network in Mexico, for example for castings, machining, steel, drive shafts or cylinders. Together with the U.S.-based Bosch Rexroth production sites in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; Fountain Inn, South Carolina; and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the new plant in Querétaro will serve the market with hydraulic and factory automation solutions in a much faster and stable way.
In Fountain Inn, Bosch Rexroth is also expanding its services to include prototyping, customizing, re-manufacturing, and aftermarket service and spare parts.
“With our growing production capacity in this region, we can react even faster than before to customer requirements and meet the growing demand for components and solutions, in particular for agricultural and construction machinery and OEM machine builders in North America,” adds Christoph Kleu, senior vice president of finance and administration at Bosch Rexroth in North America. “Our customers in North America will continue to order from their regional contact at Bosch Rexroth, but they will have more options for transport and delivery,” said Kleu.
Bosch Rexroth has been present in North America since 1967 and employs more than 3,500 associates at five production sites and numerous sales and service locations. The new plant in Mexico complements the activities at the established sites.