Automotive parts producer Bolta Werke GmbH is continuing on its dynamic international course through Europe and across the Atlantic with fresh plans to build a new plant in Eastern Europe.
In 2017, the Germany-based British owned moulder of vehicle radiator grills, chrome finished plastic nameplates and trim, formally launched its first US plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There, the €63m facility turns out finished injection moulded components for Audi and Mercedes Benz.
Last year too, Bolta completed ‘Plant No.3’, a new 2,500m2 production hall and new product pilot section, along with a competence centre at its main site in Diepersdorf, Germany. There, it invested about €8m and is creating around 100 jobs.
The firm announced that it also intended to build a badly needed office block on the site where it now employs 1,400 overall.
Barely had the German expansion project been unveiled, than Leinburg-based Bolta revealed that plans for another operation, this time in Eastern Europe were on the drawing board.
Few details have been released about Bolta’s newest project to date, but it has been reported to be opting for a site in Hungary. The company says it is not yet able to offer “a more comprehensive view” of the plan.
Continuing growth abroad is a major plank of the German firm’s strategy. “Internationalisation is crucial for the business units of Bolta since it is our ambition to be able to manufacture exactly where our customers need us,” stressed Bolta’s chief executive Christian Falk.
Bolta Werke is one of several auto parts operations in Europe and North America owned by the diversified Purico Group of Nottingham, England. The group has around 50 subsidiaries in different fields abroad.
The Leinburg processor operates 50 injection moulding machines ranging from 50 to 2,000 tonnes, laminating and paint finishing and two chrome plating lines with the capacity to surface over 9,000m2 per day.
Bolta also has a joint venture moulding, plating and assembly plant, Nicro Bolta out in Puebla, Mexico.