The Slovenia Times

Bosch Rexroth opens new plant in Slovenia

Bosch Rexroth production plant.
Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA

Bosch Rexroth, a Slovenian company that is part of the eponymous German group, has launched a new commercial and production facility near Ljubljana airport. Employees from the company's three locations will now move there, and at least 123 new jobs will be created as production is expanded.

Bosch Rexroth has been present in Slovenia for 25 years, since 1998, when Domel sold Indramat Elektromotorji to Mannesmann Rexroth. In 2016, the company was renamed Bosch Rexroth and it is now an important part of the group, which generated EUR 7 billion in revenue last year.

"We also have an ambitious plan to reach EUR 10 billion in sales by 2028," Reinhard Schäfer, member of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG in charge of production and quality management, said at the 16 June launch. The new production plant in Brnik will also contribute to this, he said.

Martin Andreas Hansen, managing director of Bosch Rexroth Slovenia, noted that the new 24,500-square-metre facility will have 14,000 square metres of production surfaces, 4,000 sq. metres reserved for logistics, 4,000 sq. metres of offices and 2,500 sq. metres of technical areas.

The construction of the Brnik facility started in mid-2022, and today a good part of the company's activities have already moved there.

The company is a specialist in the development and production of the most demanding electric motors and spot welding transformers for the automotive industry, machine tools and production automation. It is a small-volume producer of complex products tailored to specific customer requirements.

The new plant will expand the company's product range also to screwdrivers. Part of the production from Germany will also move to Brnik. Currently, stators produced in Slovenia are mostly transported to Germany and assembled into servo motors there, but now production will be streamlined in Slovenia.

In three years, the company's output is to increase by 200%. The number of employees was at around 400 at the start of construction and should increase to more than 500 by the end of the year.

Prime Minister Robert Golob also welcomed Bosch Rexroth's investment, saying that the technology would help implement the changes required because of climate change. He stressed the importance of the electrification of industry, in which Bosch Rexroth can play an important role.

In the face of the pandemic and the Ukraine and energy crises, responsible businesses have been investing in a sustainable future and those will be the winners, he said. He also stressed employee satisfaction as a key to higher added value and thus higher wages, which was also highlighted by Bosch Rexroth executives.

"I think we can only wish for more stories like this in Slovenia and I believe we will have more of them, including near by. Let today be an inspiration to us all," Golob said.

The company will receive a EUR 830,000 state incentive for the EUR 13.2 million investment.


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