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The new plant will build components for automated driving (Photo: Bosch)

Robert Bosch has opened a new electronic-components plant in Changzhou, China, solidifying its position in the world's largest car market.

With another production site, "we are strengthening our successful localization strategy," Bosch Automotive Electronics President Klaus Meder said in a statement. The move also underlines the German automotive supplier's confidence in the Chinese market, he added.

The new plant will mainly build electronic components for automated driving and connected products, including cameras, radar sensors, electronic control units (ECUs) and gateways for connected vehicles.

The plant, which will employ around 1,300 people, will cater mostly to the domestic Chinese market.

Bosch expects to produce around 41 million ECUs in Changzhou by 2019. The company already has an automotive electronics plant in Suzhou.

The Bosch group operates more than 60 sites in China.