Bosch Holdings, one of 14 finalists in the 2019 ABSA Business Day Supplier Development Awards, has been awarded runner-up in the category of Nation-builder.
We are very proud of this prestigious award, which acknowledges successful supplier development programmes that are making a lasting impact on the local economy. Bosch Holdings was one of 400 entrants from private and public sector enterprises, which showcased supplier development initiatives and their positive impact in healthcare, mining, manufacturing and built environment.
The Nation-builder award recognises initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting and growing non-traditional suppliers in areas including youth, black women and rural areas or areas with few alternative opportunities, as well as scarce skills not readily available in previously disadvantaged communities of South Africa. We have taken critical steps to decrease the drastic skills shortages in our country, through the establishment of Bosch Ulwazi, which facilitates the advancement of engineering skills. The company provides solutions for engineer development and technical training, as well as supplier/enterprise and socio-economic development.
Through Bosch Ulwazi’s commitment to providing the highest standards of transformation in enterprise, socio-economic and skills development, the Bosch Holdings group strives to develop black owned businesses in the engineering sector.