Milliyet – Household appliances manufacturer Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH) plans to expand its line of products manufactured in Turkey. The German company has invested EUR 300 million in Turkey during this year and is close to completing its new production facility to supplement its existing Cerkezkoy plant in western Turkey. Turkey serves as a supply base for BHS’s growing business in the Middle Eastern, North African and Central Asian countries.
The new plant will focus on the production on small home appliances, according to BSH Turkey Chairman Norbert Klein who said that the company’s Turkish division will take over vacuum cleaner production from the group’s Chinese factory. “We are relocating the production of vacuum cleaners from China to Turkey.” Klein noted, adding that the new facility will be complete by the first quarter of 2013.
BSH’s current operations in Turkey include the production of refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. Europe’s largest white goods producer is also running a 30-country market from its Turkish office.