Bosch Security Systems puts distribution center at Caliber Ridge

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Bosch Security Systems will move into this 150,000-square foot building at Caliber Ridge.

Bosch Security Systems will move into this 150,000-square foot building at Caliber Ridge.

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Bosch will create 50 jobs over the next five years with the distribution center to begin operations in December.

Bosch will create 50 jobs over the next five years with the distribution center to begin operations in December.


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Bosch Security Systems, a global supplier of security, safety and communication products, solutions and services plans to move into a newly constructed, 150,000-square foot building in Greer.

The company announced it will create more than 50 new jobs over the next five years at the distribution center. Operations are expected to begin in December. 

Bosch will share the building at 140 Caliber Ridge Road, with A.L. Industries.

Bosch will distribute products to customers in North and South America and support light assembly for customer-specific projects. Bosch Security Systems' product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection, access control and management systems, in addition to professional audio and conference systems.

Bosch will be located across from Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co., soon to become the most productive BMW facility in the world.

Statements by Greer Mayor Rick Danner and Russ Weber, Chairman of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group welcoming the company were the only references to Greer. The announcement was made in Columbia with comments filtered through the Commerce Department. 

What they said:

"It is my great pleasure to welcome Bosch to the city of Greer. With Bosch's announcement, Greer has truly been given a coveted opportunity to further grow and diversify our city. As one of South Carolina's fastest-growing cities, Greer is extremely grateful to Bosch for their commitment, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide a return on their investment.”

 City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner

"We are extremely pleased Bosch, a globally recognized company, is establishing a distribution operation in Spartanburg County and the City of Greer.  We welcome them to our ever-growing list of international companies in Spartanburg County."

Russ Weber, chairman, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group board

"Bosch Security Systems is a welcome addition to our state’s business community. Their decision to create more than 50 new jobs expands Bosch’s footprint in our state and reinforces why South Carolina is a leader in logistics.”

Gov. Nikki Haley

“We are pleased to open the first facility for Bosch Security Systems in South Carolina. With this investment, we will benefit from synergies with multiple Bosch facilities and transportation lanes in the state. We will meet the growing demands of our customers in North and South America with greater flexibility and efficiency, due in part to a constructive partnership with the state of South Carolina, S.C. Commerce, Spartanburg County and the S.C. Ports Authority.”

Christopher Gerace, regional president, Bosch Security Systems

“The Bosch Group is deeply engrained in South Carolina's economy, and we welcome yet another one of their esteemed divisions to the Palmetto State. Bosch Security Systems will fit perfectly here, and I look forward to their future growth and success.”

 Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are pleased to see The Bosch Group has chosen South Carolina for yet another major investment in our great state.  Spartanburg County looks forward to working with Bosch Security Systems to ensure their growth and profitability continues in the Palmetto State."

David Britt, Economic Recruitment and Development Committee chairman

"The South Carolina Ports Authority looks forward to supporting the needs of Bosch Security Systems' new location in Spartanburg. Our strong port is one of South Carolina's key strategic assets, benefitting companies all across our state."

Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority






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