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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. officially unveiled its new facility in Watertown today. The company’s new space, located 10 miles from Boston, is home to Bosch’s first-ever air-conditioning laboratory, which will allow the company to test and refine the performance, sound and connectivity of its air-conditioning units in-house. The facility also includes a Bosch Experience Center, where visitors can immerse themselves in the company’s diverse portfolio of energy-efficient products.
“Moving to a facility equipped with a full laboratory aligns with our vision to further design and manufacture leading HVAC solutions, especially in the air-conditioning industry,” said Vitor Gregorio, regional president at Bosch Thermotechnology. “It’s not just a new headquarters with a modern office space; it’s also a research and development investment in terms of people, talent and infrastructure.”
Equipped with brand-new, advanced equipment that ensures highly accurate data, the full laboratory comprises three focus areas: a psychrometric lab, a noise vibration harshness (NVH) lab and an electronics lab.
“Being able to test Bosch air-conditioning units within this facility will provide real-time, highly accurate field data, accelerating product development,” said Goncalo Costa, director of air conditioning at Bosch Thermotechnology. “Product development is an intricate process and combining these three labs will give Bosch greater agility as well as a competitive edge in the market.”
The new headquarters is just 50 miles south of its previous office in Londonderry, New Hampshire, which Bosch still uses for operational functions, including finance, customer service, training, warehousing and purchasing. The Bosch Thermotechnology facility in Florida remains unchanged.