Bosch officials attended on Monday the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new headquarters of the Cluj-Napoca Engineering Center. According to a press release, it’s about a six-storey building, in which the German group invested EUR 25 million.
The new building of the R&D center is covering 17,000 square meters and the completion deadline for the construction is scheduled for 2019.
According to Dennis Raabe, Head of Bosch Engineering Center Cluj, about 500 employees will work in this unit. He also said that, if necessary, a second building of the Engineering Center will be built.
”Bosch has expanded its research and development activities in Romania over the past five years, so it has been decided to build its own building to host the Engineering Center in Cluj-Napoca. This confirms once again Bosch’s commitment to develop solutions and technologies for the future in Romania, with local experts in the spirit of our vision – more secure, more energy efficient, more economical,” Mihai Boldijar, General Manager of Bosch Group in Romania, said.
At the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj-Napoca, set up in 2013, the company’s specialists work on developing products for automotive and non-automotive customers in the area of engine control units, automotive steering, e-Bike and driver assistance, the Internet of Things.