Hydraulics manufacturer Bosch Rexroth said Oct. 5 it plans to expand its operations and move its linear and assembly technology manufacturing facility to a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The new facility is expected to have a total footprint of 227,500 square feet, expanding Bosch Rexroth’s current manufacturing footprint by more than 25% with additional room for future expansion, as needed, the company said in a news release.
“Within the new space, approximately 200,000 square feet is dedicated to lean manufacturing and logistics, providing enough room to optimize flexible manufacturing for changing demands,” the company said. “The remaining 27,500 square feet of space will be dedicated to a customer showroom and innovation center, training facilities, collaboration space, office space, and a flexible galleria that can be used for co-working space, dining, townhall meetings and other activities. Outside, there will be areas developed for walking paths and spaces to sit and connect with nature.”
Bosch Rexroth has held operations in Charlotte for more than 30 years, with the past 26 years at its current location in Steele Creek.
The company said it has outgrown its current location and has opted to lease and outfit the new, “build-to-suit location” at 409 Tyvola Rd in Charlotte. The facility will be developed and owned by Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group, with Bosch Rexroth entering into a long-term lease with SunCap as landlord.
“We are eager to grow our capabilities and reaffirm our commitment to the success of our distribution and end customers in North America,” said Geert van der Zalm, vice president of sales for factory automation in North America. “It is not often that a company gets to build its factory environment from scratch, and we are in the unique position to do just that, while creating a showcase environment of what a factory of the future can be today.”