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The Robert Bosch plant in North Charleston is one of the region's largest employers. The automotive industry supplier said Friday it is expanding its Anderson County campus. File/Provided

Bosch, a global technology and automotive supply firm and one of the Charleston region's top employers, is expanding its Anderson County operations with a $45 million investment, the company announced Friday.

The expansion will include new manufacturing equipment to support the company's mobility solutions business sector, which supports technologies such as automation, electrification and connectivity. Bosch is purchasing property adjacent to its existing S.C. Highway 81 plant as part of the expansion.

"We have a rich history in South Carolina, and this expansion helps us to further serve our North Amrican customers," Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch North America, said in a statement. "We are very proud of another milestone in our relationship with Anderson County and the state of South Carolina."

The Anderson facility was founded in 1985 to produce fuel rails and has added production supporting other Bosch divisions — including powertrain solutions, automotive electronics and car multimedia — over the years. The plant employs more than 1,200 people.

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The Robert Bosch plant in North Charleston opened in 1973 and produces fuel injectors and anti-lock brake system components. The company has invested about $800 million in the plant since its opening, bringing its workforce to about 1,800 people.

The state's Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 grant to help pay for the Anderson County project's site preparation and construction costs.

Those interested in employment at Bosch should visit www.bosch.us/careers for more information.

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