Bosch executes lease at the WestPark

Flagship solutions hub for Takoradi

  • Experience centre of competence
  • Solutions centre encompassing training and repairs

Bosch Ghana executed a lease for the new flagship Bosch House at the WestPark in Takoradi, Ghana. Bosch is the first multinational company to take space at the WestPark. The custom-built “Bosch House” will be home to seven of Bosch’s world-leading divisions, namely Power Tools, Packaging Technology, Thermotechnology, Automotive Aftermarket, Security Technology, Home Appliances, and Drive & Control Technologies.

The official opening of the “Bosch House” is scheduled for mid-2019, which will showcase Bosch’s range of products and solutions with a customer experience centre. Bosch will also offer after sales service and training to deepen the expertise of local artisans, installers and mechanics in the market.

Dr. Markus Thill, President Region Africa for Bosch, noted that: “The flagship Bosch House at the WestPark reflects not just our commitment to the fast-growing Takoradi market, but to Ghana and West Africa as a whole, where we see significant potential to add value with the technologies Bosch can offer to consumers and businesses.  The “Bosch House” will serve Ghana and our growing presence in Cote d’Ivoire”.

WestPark is a 405-acre commercial, industrial and residential development, forming part of one of several developments by BlackIvy, an American company building and growing enterprises in East and West Africa. The WestPark offers companies the platform to produce goods and do business more easily with West Africa’s growing markets.  Featuring a mix of industrial, commercial and residential zones, the WestPark eliminates challenges – including access to reliable power, water and transport – that often confront companies in sub-Sahara Africa. The WestPark offers custom-built warehouses, factories, offices, and retail space alongside business development services to ease the entry into one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Bosch is continuously increasing its footprint in Africa

Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906, 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 2017, Bosch generated sales of nearly 460 million euros according to preliminary figures. The company employs some 800 associates in Africa. 

Corporate social responsibility 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 African 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.

www.afrika-kommt.de 

The fourth industrial revolution provides the platform for an evolving education system to prepare the youth today to face the challenges of tomorrow, where in 2015 Bosch in South Africa has invested in an outreach robotics program ensuring the opportunity to children from various backgrounds to study Robotics. http://www.dspretoria.co.za/

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. 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 industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, twitter.com/BoschPresse.