German industrial giant Bosch joined forces with the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) to establish a cutting-edge software laboratory, fostering the next generation of tech talent for the mobility sector.
The Bosch-UdeG lab will be a hub for hands-on learning, equipped with modern computing technology and buzzing with regular workshops. These workshops will bridge the gap between academia and industry, keeping students abreast of the latest skills sought by employers.
Additionally, postgraduate students will be given the opportunity to participate in research activities, further enhancing their practical experience and contributing to the advancement of mobility technology.
Bosch employs around 1,000 tech professionals in its offices in Guadalajara, providing digital solutions and engineering services for local manufacturers.
Bosch’s Mexican operations generated more than US$3.4 billion in 2022, an increase of 18% compared to the previous year.
Mexico’s manufacturing landscape is experiencing a surge, fueled by American firms seeking to reshape their supply chain by decoupling from China and bringing investments nearshore. Bosch, aware of this shift, has invested heavily in the country, pouring 2 billion Mexican pesos (US$114 million) into its operations over the past two years.
In a recent press conference, Francisco Guillermo Medina, Bosch’s PR manager in Mexico, revealed that the company operates 15 manufacturing plants in the country, primarily focused on serving the booming automotive industry’s demand for sensors and mobility components.