Bosch is opening a new plant for infotainment systems in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhu.“China remains a driving force for the global economy and is an absolute pioneer, especially in the field of connectivity. We continue to see tremendous growth potential and are steadily expanding our capacity,” said Peter Tyroller, the member of the Bosch Group board of management responsible for Asia Pacific.

On a surface area of 18,000 square meters, infotainment systems, instrument clusters, and connectivity control units (CCUs) for vehicles will be manufactured for the Chinese market. By the end of 2018, the new plant will employ around 900 people – 160 of them in research and development. Bosch invested around 36 million euros in this plant, which will expand its local expertise in connected mobility. Just this March, the Bosch Group signed a strategic alliance with the infotainment startup Banma, a joint venture between Alibaba and the Chinese automaker SAIC. In the future, Bosch will continue to develop new digital displays, voice support, haptic feedback, and other HMI technologies.

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