- Plant expansion - 25% more space in 2022
- Investments in the production lines of innovative products for electric and hybrid cars
- 37 million components shipped to 5 continents
- A different type of brake system is produced every 3 seconds
Bosch's production plant in Mirków near Wrocław will increase by 25% by the end of 2022. New, automated production lines will be launched, on which, among others, innovative elements for electric and hybrid cars. The company is also developing a competence center to support Bosch's global business operations. The concern announced the latest investment plans on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the plant's operation in the Wrocław agglomeration.
Components manufactured at the Bosch plant in Mirków ensure the safety of millions of drivers and passengers around the world. For 25 years we have managed to build a strong position in the concern. Today, the factory near Wrocław is responsible for the production of the most innovative elements of brake systems offered by Bosch. -Rafał Rudziński, president of Robert Bosch in Poland.
Bosch Mirków near Wrocław: work and employment
The Bosch brake systems plant in Mirków near Wrocław was established in 1996. Today it is a comprehensive production and research center. For over 33 thousand sq m area, a team of over 900 specialists develops and produces components for braking systems, which are used in vehicles of many automotive companies. Over the last 25 years, more than 37 million components have been produced on production lines and delivered to 5 continents. Currently, different types of brake systems are produced in Mirków every 3 seconds.
The company's representatives emphasize that the factory's success would not be possible without a strong team of employees.
Over the past 25 years, our factory employees have repeatedly developed operating standards that were later implemented in other Bosch production plants. Our strength lies in the creativity and high competence of our staff in every area. Thanks to the commitment and skills of our team, we have created a leading production and development center for brake system components offered by Bosch near Wrocław. -Piotr Pyzio, member of the management board of Robert Bosch sp.z o.o. and factory director in Mirków.
Bosch Wrocław: research and development
Bosch's R&D Center, which currently employs over 70 engineers, has been supporting both the production plant in Mirków and other factories of the Bosch concern from the very beginning, developing the company's automotive offer. The center in Wrocław is the center of competence in the field of work on the brake fluid expansion tank - the basic component of each generation of power units. Experts from Mirków are also responsible for the construction of the first generation iBooster.
The team of the R&D Center also participates in the development works of the concern in the development of next generations of brake systems - for example, the Integrated Power Brake. Thus, it contributes to the current electrification trends and supports the further automation of driving.
The R&D Center also conducts work with the use of artificial intelligence. The goal is to optimize the product development process, also for other locations.
A new test area team is currently being formed to complement the existing functional and strength testing areas with vibroacoustics. Thus, the number of experts from the R&D Center in Mirków will exceed 80.
Bosch Mirków near Wrocław: What are they producing there?
iBooster generation 1 and 2
iBooster is a brake assist system. Its operation allows to shorten the braking distance, which increases driving safety. The iBooster software can be configured to adjust the feel of the brake pedal to suit the requirements of specific manufacturers. The same iBooster unit can therefore be placed in different car models, giving each vehicle individual characteristics.
Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS)
The main task of the wheel speed sensor is to collect information about the rotational speed of the road wheels for the ABS system that controls the braking force. When the wheel speed drops below a certain value, the ABS engages and reduces the braking force to prevent wheel spin. The ABS system also sends information from the WSS sensors to other electronic systems, such as traction control (TC) and stability control (ESP). This, in turn, allows you to actuate the brakes or control other components in order to prevent lateral or longitudinal skid of the car.
Bosch: Wrocław, Poland, the world
The Bosch Group has been present in Poland since 1992. It is represented by four companies: Robert Bosch; Bosch Rexroth; BSH Home Appliances and sia Abrasives Polska. Bosch operates in Poland in five locations: Warsaw, Wrocław, Łódź, Rzeszów and Goleniów and employs nearly 7,700 employees (as of 31/12/2020).
In 2020, Bosch employed nearly 395 thousand people worldwide. employees (including 73 thousand in research and development departments in 129 R&D centers and nearly 30 thousand IT experts). In 2020, the company had a turnover of 71.5 billion euros.
Bosch operates in four sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT enterprise, the company offers innovative solutions for Smart Homes, Smart Cities, and Networked Mobility and Integrated Industry.