Bosch Power Tools contributed during productive discussions with leadership from the National Association of Electrical Contractors, Association of Wood Workers, Association of Garages, National Association of Artisans, as well as cooperation established with the Accra Technical & Training Centre (ATTC).
It intends to commit resources to support Ghana’s industrialisation agenda by supporting honing the skills and improving competitiveness of Ghanaian local businesses.
At a meeting with representatives from a number of associations for professional artisans and craftsmen, managers of Ghana’s subsidiary of Robert Bosch Power Tools – one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools – confirmed their commitment to improving the efficiency of professional and artisanal users of power tools and the quality of their output in Ghana.
Conscious of the fact that the partnership forms part of its long-term commitment to Ghana’s economic development, the company says it is by this initiative committing itself to continuous training and human capital development – with the ultimate objective of empowering Ghanaian talent and celebrating quality human development and entrepreneurship.
Bosch Power Tools is soon set to roll out regular sessions dubbed ‘The Bosch Power Tools Clinic’ with members of the user-associations. This would include free training sessions by Bosch experts on the appropriate use of Bosch power tools; product sales, after sales service, repairs and safety-training.
These engagements with user associations are the result of careful research and market analysis.
Partnership with ATTC
In its bid to impact the quality of local technical and vocational training in Ghana and empower the youth, Bosch recently entered into a partnership with the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC) which was launched during the 50th Anniversary of ATTC.
The company is set to train and supply 5,000 artisans with 5,000 power tools between 1 November 2017 and 6 March 2018.
The collaboration, which was announced at the first Bosch tradesman show on the Centre’s campus, signalled the start of an initiative that will see the German power tools supplier provide requisite tools for ATTC to help meet its vision of training skilled manpower.
Bosch, in August this year, partnered Appolonia City – a real estate developer – through placement of the Bosch Solution Box, the first of its kind in Ghana. The partnership was hinged on Bosch supplying power tools and rendering after-sales services to contractors at the 2,325-acre mixed-use urban development.
Bosch is continuously increasing its footprint in Africa
Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906, and is at present in ten African countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana and Tunisia. Depending on future business development, the company plans to increase this number in the next years.
All four Bosch business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – have operations on the continent. In 2016, Bosch generated sales of some 435 million euros with more than 840 associates in Africa.
Bosch actively promotes talented young people in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, it was one of the initiators of Afrika kommt! – an initiative of German industry for junior managers from sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2008, Bosch has been part of a group of some 20 companies who offer scholarships to African junior executives so that they can spend a year in Germany completing a professional training programme. Since then, more than 58 young Africans have been selected for the programme. The goal of the programme is to foster mutual exchange and learning between budding African executives and German companies.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016).
The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.
As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.
The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide, with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm.
In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life”. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries.
Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.
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