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1000 New Jobs To Be Created At Bosch Thermotechnology

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The actual article title is: "Firm hopes to create 1,000 jobs"

Bosch Thermotechnology already employs 1,150 people at its headquarters in Warndon in Worcester.

It said it needed to build a new headquarters near junction six of the M5 and could create 1,000 jobs by 2012.

Development agency Advantage West Midlands said it was helping the firm to apply for planning permission. The plans go on public display on Friday.

2012 ain't much use for someone on the dole in 2009!

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The date on the item is Wednesday, but the OP lives in Worcester so may just be 'spreading joy.'

Yeah spreading joy, Wu is the new the powerhouse of the UK :) Shame about the 6000 empty canal/riverside apartments

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Bosch Thermotechnology is a German-owned company specialising in heating and hot water appliances and has 1,800 employees in total.

Sounds to me like something related to the building industry. Planning now for something to come on stream in 2012 is probably not bad timing. If you have deep pockets and can see a lot of your competition falling by the wayside in the next three years, it is probably not a bad strategy ......

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Definately a bit of positive spin from a government quango. Presumably released to help with their planning permission application to tarmac over a few more acres of countryside.

Development agency Advantage West Midlands said it was helping the firm to apply for planning permission. The plans go on public display on Friday.

Bosch (Worcester) boilers are certainly a big company and have done well out of the change over to condensing boilers and new builds.

Why anyone would continue to build these in Worcester when they could be built in Asia for less is anyones guess. Maybe the lack of competition means they are not price sensitive

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Definately a bit of positive spin from a government quango. Presumably released to help with their planning permission application to tarmac over a few more acres of countryside.

Bosch (Worcester) boilers are certainly a big company and have done well out of the change over to condensing boilers and new builds.

Why anyone would continue to build these in Worcester when they could be built in Asia for less is anyones guess. Maybe the lack of competition means they are not price sensitive

1. They are big units so higher transport costs

2. Quality, the company was bought by Bosch, it is seen as a quality reliable leading brand

3. They are high efficiency condensing boilers, good when your old boiler breaks

4. A crashing pound is great for exports

5. The Germans send 30-40 interns over to Worcester each year, to improve their English and work in the factory office, the best are cherry picked for jobs after uni across the group.

Edited by moosetea

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1. They are big units so higher transport costs

2. Quality, the company was bought by Bosch, it is seen as a quality reliable leading brand

3. They are high efficiency condensing boilers, good when your old boiler breaks

4. A crashing pound is great for exports

5. The Germans send 30-40 interns over to Worcester each year, to improve their English and work in the factory office, the best are cherry picked for jobs after uni across the group.

I suppose its all true. Like cars really.

Still, applying for planning permission is not the same as creating 1000 jobs.

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I suppose its all true. Like cars really.

Still, applying for planning permission is not the same as creating 1000 jobs.

Yeah see ya point, but cars are optional... Cheap heating often isn't...With a 1000 new jobs dangling as a carrot during a global down turn I don't think there will be any problems with planning permission.

Edited by moosetea

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Good tactics by Bosch. Announce possible job creation during a massive recession and in the knowledge the govt is doling our cash like sweeties.

How many weeks before we hear they've been successful in securing a govt grant of X millions to realise this development?

<cynical mode>

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1. They are big units so higher transport costs

2. Quality, the company was bought by Bosch, it is seen as a quality reliable leading brand

3. They are high efficiency condensing boilers, good when your old boiler breaks

4. A crashing pound is great for exports

5. The Germans send 30-40 interns over to Worcester each year, to improve their English and work in the factory office, the best are cherry picked for jobs after uni across the group.

Fully agree with 2. I lived in a place a few years ago where the Worcester combi boiler was 14 years old and still going OK, although getting a bit noisy. All the time there, I had to have a tiny felt washer replaced 'cos hot water wouldn't kick in.

The last 2 Ferroli boilers I've had to endure have been cheaper (apparently, never had to buy a whole one) but after 7-8 years, they're on their last legs.

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I live in Worcester on and off throughout the year and I hav to say the place really needs the jobs. The City reminds me a lot of York when I was a child 30 years ago. Very post industrial, high benefits culture, nice place architecturally, decent schools but very very depressed and needs a lot of redevelopment.

Still cannot understand why there are 10 estate agents office grouped around Foregate railway station. Surely the place can only support 2 - 3?

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I live in Worcester on and off throughout the year and I hav to say the place really needs the jobs. The City reminds me a lot of York when I was a child 30 years ago. Very post industrial, high benefits culture, nice place architecturally, decent schools but very very depressed and needs a lot of redevelopment.

Still cannot understand why there are 10 estate agents office grouped around Foregate railway station. Surely the place can only support 2 - 3?

A lot of the prosperity in recent years was based on property (like many places). Many of the old industrial buildings (including Royal Worcester) converted to flats and also some new build.

I live fairly near but there was little property developement (or prosperity) in my town.

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It's not just boilers, but heat pumps and solar as well.

Well this is the trigger for me to get my CV up to date at last. 15 mins by push-bike from my home as well.

Edited by Clocker

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Yeah see ya point, but cars are optional... Cheap heating often isn't...With a 1000 new jobs dangling as a carrot during a global down turn I don't think there will be any problems with planning permission.

With a carrot of 60,000 jobs I don't think there will be any problems getting planning permission for a runway just west of London...........oh hang on a minute!

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