Bosch expanding Dorchester County site, launching electric motor production

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Bosch, a global supplier of technology and services, has announced a $260 million expansion and launch of electric motor production at its operation in Dorchester County., South Carolina.

“We have grown our electrification business globally and here in the North American region,” Bosch North America president Mike Mansuetti said in a statement “We’ve invested more than $6 billion in electromobility development, and in 2021, our global orders for electromobility surpassed $10 billion for the first time.

“Local production helps to advance our customers’ regional electrification strategies and further supports the market demand for electrification.”

In August, Bosch also announced an expansion at its Anderson County facility to include the production of fuel cell stacks that will drive hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks.

Located at 8101 Dorchester Road in North Charleston, Bosch plans to convert a building previously used to manufacture diesel components into a production site for electric motors. The company will also expand the building by nearly 75,000 square feet to accommodate for future expansion.

Electric motor production at the Dorchester County operation is already underway, and the construction is expected to be complete by 2025.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

“As more electrified solutions come to the market, the strong footprint and skilled workforce in South Carolina are well established to help organizations bring these solutions to the market. We are grateful for another strong commitment from Bosch to our state,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

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