Bosch, a leading global provider of technology and services and a German auto supplier, has announced a $200 million investment and its plan to expand an existing factory in Anderson, South Carolina.
The company’s Anderson expansion is anticipated to bring 350 new jobs to the region and will mark the company’s first fuel cell technology production facility in the country. The facility will manufacture fuel cell stacks to drive hydrogen-powered class 8 trucks in the coming years.
Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch North America, stated that the company decided to invest in US production to meet “growing demand” from its North American automotive customers.
“As our success in acquiring e-mobility business here in the region continues, it’s critical that we have local production capabilities to support our local customers,” Mansuetti said in a statement.
According to officials, the expansion includes making capital improvements to the Anderson campus, where an estimated 147,000 square feet of floor space will be developed to manufacture fuel cell stacks and support clean rooms and climate-controlled environments needed for processes with a high priority on quality.
The Bosch facility is located at 4421 SC Highway 81 in Anderson, and fuel cell stack production is scheduled to begin in 2026.