Stowmarket: Bosch to create 25 new engineering jobs in robotics research

LAWN mower and garden products company Bosch is creating up to 25 new jobs at its plant in Stowmarket to help develop a new generation of cordless and robotic machines.

Bosch has been introducing cordless products since 2007 and plans to expand its range further, together with a new robotic lawnmower which is due to be launched shortly.

The company is also aiming to attract value-conscious shoppers with the launch a range of “no-frills” lawnmowers from next year.

The new jobs will be split between the company’s existing site on Gipping Way, Stowmarket, and a new facility, on the former Hopgoods site nearby, where 110 staff are to be based from August.

Frank Toma, managing director, said: “The developments in cordless and robotic technologies provide exciting opportunities for us.

“We are extending our premises in Stowmarket and recruiting new engineering talent that will deliver these new technologies to meet the growing demand from world markets”.

The application of robotics to lawn mowers will virtually eliminate human interaction as the user is only required to set up border boundaries for the area that needs to be mowed and then to set the programme. The “intelligent” robotic mower will then do the rest automatically.