We enjoyed our visit to the BSH Home Appliance Dishwasher Facility last week. They celebrated the expansion of their dishwashing facility with a ribbon cutting, interesting tour, and ceremony.
The tour gave us a behind the scenes look of the operations, fabrication, and assembly lines. There were massive rows of raw materials and supermarket trains delivering items to the various stations. It’s an automated plant with employees running the assembly lines via computers and other technology.
The following was provided by BSH:
BSH Home Appliances Corporation has opened its recently expanded dishwasher manufacturing facility in New Bern, N.C.
The $32 million, 100,000-square-foot-expansion gives BSH a larger footprint for manufacturing and operations to support future growth
The opening of the facility comes on the heels of BSH producing its 10 millionth dishwasher at the New Bern facility
BSH Home Appliances Corporation is proud to announce the opening of its expanded dishwasher manufacturing facility in New Bern, N.C., that broke ground in August of 2017. The 100,000-square-foot expansion adds to the previous 245,000-square-foot facility, providing BSH with a larger footprint to support the organization’s continued growth. With more than 20 years of manufacturing history in New Bern, BSH also recently celebrated the 10 millionth dishwasher produced in this facility.
Through the $32 million expansion, BSH will drive greater operational efficiencies, introduce new equipment and processes, further ensure the quality of its dishwashers, enhance the employee experience onsite and prepare for future production growth. The new facility includes new equipment and processes, centralized warehousing, a larger footprint for quality testing and measurement, two new 1,700-square-foot training rooms and a larger break room for employees. Furthermore, the expansion allows BSH the opportunity to expand production lines for future demand growth.
“BSH is proud of our longstanding history in New Bern, N.C., where we employ over 1,400 people and have produced high-quality dishwashers for over 20 years,” said Christofer von Nagel, BSH Home Appliances CEO and president. “Countless dishwasher innovations were born in New Bern, and as demand for our outstanding appliances continues to grow, this expansion enables us to continue to meet increasing consumer demand.”
The New Bern dishwasher facility is an integral part of BSH’s success, introducing many recent dishwasher innovations and features for the Bosch and Thermador brands that have set industry benchmarks. This includes solidifying Bosch’s reputation as the quietest dishwasher on the market, the introduction of the Bosch MyWay rack that provides the industry’s largest third rack loading capacity, and new drying technology that exceeds consumer expectations for drying.
With more than two decades of history in New Bern, this expansion cements BSH’s commitment to New Bern, Craven County and the state of North Carolina. In addition to BSH’s support of the community through philanthropy and education funding, and its longstanding partnership with Craven Community College, BSH also recently donated 10 dishwashers to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter in celebration of the 10 millionth dishwasher milestone.
For more information about BSH Home Appliances, please visit www.bsh-group.com/us/.
About BSH Home Appliances Corporation
BSH Home Appliances Corporation produces and markets small and major home appliances that are known across North America for their high-quality and superior innovation. BSH sells its Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch branded products throughout North America, through distributors, independent appliance dealers, national and regional retailers, builders and large buying groups. BSH Home Appliances Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH Home Appliances Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. Manufacturing facilities are located in New Bern, North Carolina, and La Follette, Tennessee. BSH Technology and Development Centers are located in Knoxville and Caryville, Tennessee and New Bern, North Carolina.
(Press release provided by: Shawyon Fazel, FINN Partners)