A new facility has been opened by Bosch UK at Devilliers Way in Normanton, Wakefield. Designed to provide a single northern location for Bosch, this combines Bosch Rexroth, its industrial drives and controls company, and Worcester, Bosch Group, its heating and hot-water solutions company.
The facility, built on a 3.6 acre site, will provide customer service and support to its Bosch Rexroth mechanical engineering customers and training to its installers in the heating and hot-water sector.
Bosch Rexroth will design and manufacture hydraulic systems for many industry sectors, including marine, offshore and bulk materials handling, at its state-of-the-art Wakefield site. The site will also be a base for hydraulic training and courses which will be run throughout the year.
It has a fully equipped workshop and test site, to service and repair hydraulic equipment, both at the site and in the field, for customers in the UK and overseas. Built to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standards, the facility includes a 21,150 sq ft workshop; a 9,300 sq ft training area, including seminar rooms and office space.
Opening the site, Mr Peter Fouquet, president of Bosch in the UK, commented: “This new facility is a major investment for Bosch and represents not only our commitment to the region, but is also part of our continued drive to provide enhanced service and training to our customers. This new addition brings the total number of Bosch sites in the UK to 42.
“At Bosch we are truly committed to skills development of the workforce and that is why we want to continue to invest in the UK, especially when it comes to service and training.”
This new site is the latest addition to Bosch’s expansion drive in the UK. The company recently opened two engineering sites in the Midlands for its automotive business and another site in Uxbridge, Middlesex which is dedicated to providing training to the automotive aftermarket sector.