The sod has been turned on the existing Bosch site in Clayton, making way for a new $17 million manufacturing plan for the global company’s Manufacturing Solutions arm.
Johns Lyng Commercial has been appointed for the build, which will include construction of an office with 896 square metres of office and laboratory space set across two floors, and a 4,156 square metre specialised workshop and storage facility.
A further 833 square metres of space for truck and service areas will also be created.
The site will house Bosch’s automation department, which advises manufacturers on automation strategy and builds automation equipment and special purpose machines including semi-conductors.
Bosch engineering firm Rexroth will also be accommodated.
Construction on the site will also include landscaping, infrastructure and civil works with service upgrades, new roadways and creation of 74 new car parking spaces.
JLC has delivered a number of industrial projects, including the Boral Midland Brick manufacturing site.
The ASX-listed builder is also currently at work on a new combined showroom and warehouse for Reece Group in Bayswater, that will incorporate three tenancies including Actrol and Metalflex.
Bosch Manufacturing Solutions services blue chip, mid-tier and early stage manufacturing companies in Australia and overseas.
The division was set up in the wake of the automotive downturn, after Bosch no longer had the need for the services in-house, said President Gavin Smith.
Smith said “we realised the capability we had in-house could be easily redirected externally,” and as a result, Bosch now supplies services to the MedTech, Food and Beverage and Advanced Manufacturing industries.
Construction of the new facility is set for completion in October this year.
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