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Boysen to build new production plant near Bremen

Friedrich Boysen’s president, Rolf Geisel, has announced that the supplier is to build a new factory near Bremen, Germany, for the production of passenger car exhaust systems.

According to Geisel, the German Tier 1 will invest around US$55 million in the first stage of development at the Achim site. Construction of the facility will start in April with exhaust production commencing later this year. The new facility is expected to create around 120 new jobs by 2014.

“The Achim plant will manufacture complete exhaust systems for Mercedes”, Geisel announced at the company’s HQ in Altensteig. The exhausts will be supplied just-in-sequence a Bremen plant operated by Mercedes-Benz, which is around 10km from Boysen’s new base. The premium car maker produces a range of different models in Bremen, and Daimler has announced that it plans to use the launch of the next-generation C-Class to turn the plant into a competence base for the high-volume model.

Boysen’s Achim facility will be the exhaust system specialist’s fifth production center in Germany and is the first to be located in the north of the country. Two of the four existing factories are in Baden-Württemberg (Altensteig, Simmersfeld), while the other two are in Bavaria (Salching) and Saxony (Plauen). The Tier 1 supplier has a total of around 1,600 employees in Germany. The Boysen Group employs a further 300 workers at five locations outside its home country, including France, Egypt, India, China and the USA. 

Boysen’s Achim plant is the first in a series of construction projects planned by the organization. In August 2011, Geisel, announced that Boysen would build four new factories by 2014, with northern Germany, China, South Africa and the USA being key locations. According to Geisel, there are also loose plans for a fifth facility but a location has not yet been decided. The company is expected to spend over US$400 million as part of its global expansion plans. 

27 March 2012


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