Supporting Future Innovation and Growth, Bourns Automotive Division Moves to New Facility in Taufkirchen/Munich, Germany

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 11, 2015 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that the company's German automotive division operations have moved to Taufkirchen/Munich, Germany. The 2,800 square meter building just outside of Munich houses the automotive group's more than 60 engineering, program management and administrative personnel as well as the company's new R&D laboratories and prototype and tool shop. To mark this significant milestone, Bourns held a grand opening ceremony on May 5, 2015 attended by Taufkirchen Mayor Ullrich Sander, Bourns, Inc. Chairman and CEO Gordon Bourns and Bourns, Inc. President and COO Erik Meijer.

"Our automotive business has expanded dramatically over the last five years. To match increased demand, we have likewise expanded all of Bourns' automotive manufacturing plants. This new facility in Taufkirchen gives us space to grow our engineering efforts in Europe allowing Bourns to satisfy both current and future business needs," said Erik Meijer, Bourns, Inc. President and COO.

"As a leading worldwide supplier of automotive position, torque and speed sensors, Bourns realized the need for a new facility in close proximity to a major airport enabling us to better support our customers and partners. The new building fits our needs perfectly with room to grow. In fact, we have already received positive feedback about our move from several business associates," said Jeff Pyle, Vice President and General Manager of the Bourns Automotive Division.

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About Bourns Automotive Products
For decades, the Bourns Automotive Division has played a leading role in the design, development and manufacturing of a variety of sensors for automotive products. The company develops and designs an extensive range of customized automotive position, speed and torque sensors. Bourns' research and development efforts combined with close collaboration with customers helps ensure that products meet the highest standards set for the automotive industry. Bourns utilizes state-of-the-art development software and world-class production methods, which provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for numerous automotive applications.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Bourns, Inc.
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