GBA Excursion to Bosch Powertrain Solutions Plant

Dong Nai, Vietnam – With the aim of providing our members a deeper insight about the hi-tech metal processing and the notable local workforce training program, our excursion trip to Bosch Powertrain Solutions Plant was successfully organized on Monday, September 19th in Long Thanh Industrial Zone.

Bosch operates a hi-tech powertrain solutions plant in Dong Nai, manufacturing continuously variable transmission pushbelts (CVT pushbelts), a more comfortable, safer, and resource-friendly component for automatic transmissions. It is the largest CVT pushbelt plant of Bosch worldwide. Over the past fourteen years, the production capacity of the factory has been continuously extended. “The integration of our research and development efforts, innovative edge, high manufacturing capabilities and dedicated workforce has been the recipe for success thus far in Vietnam” – said Andreas Abbing, Vice President, Technical Plant Management of Bosch Vietnam.

Besides that developing local workforce is key to the success of the Bosch Powertrain Solutions plant in Vietnam. The Bosch Technical Industrial Apprenticeship (TGA) is one of the first partnerships under the dual-vocational training framework of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam), established in 2013 with the aim of training highly qualified technicians to work at the high-tech production lines and in engineering by providing a high quality dual-vocational training. The project has received praise from both the Vietnamese and German governments by applying modern German standards in its curricula.

Torsten Franke, Director of Manufacturing Operations, Schaeffer Production System & Production Technology, Region Asia Pacific shared:

“I was completely impressed by its well-organized and very clean facility with their outstanding 5S safety system as well as the apprenticeship academy program shown by their highly motivated and successful examples. What an amazing Bosch Plant! Thank GBA for organizing this great exclusive trip for the members!”

Alexander Götz, GBA Chairman said:

“For me, this is the first time I have visited a Bosch Plant. I am also in the metal processing and metal stamping. I can only say this is an amazing trip. Congratulations for such a fantastic facility that you have here and an amazing training center. I do understand that you need to produce a lot of those push-belts every year and the whole team took half a day even more for your preparation just for us and GBA members today. Highly appreciated. Once again, thank you very much for making this trip happen and thank all the GBA members for joining us”