Bosch Projects is a proud member of the Bosch Holdings group of engineering, construction and operations management companies. Established in South Africa in 1961, Bosch Projects is fully committed to BBBEE development.
Bosch Projects provides innovative consulting engineering solutions in both the broader industrial and infrastructure sectors.
We employ professionals based in offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town from which we render services for both local and international projects.
Bosch Projects also have offices in Nairobi in Kenya and Piracicaba in Brazil. Bosch Projects has over 350 staff nationwide.
We have successfully completed projects in more than 45 countries including the Americas, Africa and South East Asia.
With our focus on projects in the commercial, industrial, building developments, sugar, energy including renewable energy, and agricultural sectors, Bosch Projects also provides appropriate infrastructure engineering solutions for Africa’s built environment including roads, human settlements, water and wastewater.
Bosch Projects also designs and supplies equipment into the sugar industry, in both South Africa and abroad.
Our in-house engineering consulting expertise covers process, mechanical, structural, civil, electrical, instrumentation engineering, including conceptual and detailed design adding significant value in providing integrated engineering solutions.
In addition, our services include front end engineering and feasibility studies, project management, construction monitoring, plant management contracts, operations and training. Bosch Projects also has an excellent track record in both EPC and EPCM type contracts.
Our company has a proud record of serving both public and private sector Clients in terms of technical excellence, and has received recognised product export and project excellence awards including CESA, SAICE and IMESA.
We offer a depth of technical expertise and work within an ISO 9001 quality management system, combined with our understanding of social, economic and environmental imperatives.
We are proud partners in Africa’s and the worlds development.
Bosch Projects has developed and documented a customer-centered Quality Management System (QMS), which complies with ISO 9001: 2008 . The QMS forms an integral part of every process undertaken by Bosch Projects in its diverse operations.
Bosch Projects’ QMS procedures and processes were audited by DEKRA in September 2015 and successfully retained ISO 9001:2008 re-certification.
The mission of Bosch Projects is to consistently provide innovative engineering and project management services that meet clients’ requirements for quality professional services.
Guided by the Managing Director’s Quality Statement, Bosch Projects is dedicated to providing a complete professional engineering and project management service which meets the goal of “transformation through delivery” as follows:
- We achieve excellence through the active participation of all levels of management and staff in our Quality Management System.
- We meet or exceed the international standards agreed with our clients and determined by statute and industry norms.
Through continual improvement of its Quality Management System, Bosch Projects is committed to establishing and maintaining itself as a world class Project Management, Engineering and Technology company.
The Board and management of Bosch Projects remain committed to transformation, as mandated by Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Bosch Projects has pledged its commitment to participation by black individuals in company ownership, as well as at management levels. By incorporating sound principles of skills development, procurement of black-owned suppliers and service providers, as well enterprise development, we ensure business growth, sustainability and increased shareholder value.
The company believes that the empowerment of all its employees, with strong emphasis of the development of predominantly historically disadvantaged South Africans, is an essential ingredient to sustainable economic growth and social development.
The Company subscribes to the following transformation policy:
- We recognise that as part of the business community, we have a special role to play in transformation in terms of black economic empowerment.
- We believe that it is both in our enlightened self interest, and morally incumbent on us, to invest in the economic empowerment of previously disadvantaged individuals and communities in South Africa.
- We commit ourselves to adopting and implementing policies that address transformation aligned with the Construction Charter.
Bosch Projects is assessed by an independent rating agency Empowerdex as a Level 2 or 125% recognition level in terms of the Construction Charter (value adding enterprise).
The Company’s transformation and training / development programme awards several bursaries every year to historically disadvantaged individuals on staff, normally in the field of Civil Engineering, and this, together with a structured performance appraisal and mentoring system, underpins the training and skills development programme. Bosch Projects is also registered as a Commitment and Undertaking Organisation with ECSA with regard to training in preparation for professional registration of engineers and technologists
The Bosch Projects procurement policy is based on preference being given to purchasing from organisations that have made progress with transformation in support of the BBBEE Act
Enterprise Development and Job Creation
The company is committed to assisting with the development of emerging businesses (Enterprise Development) in accordance with the Construction Charter. This entails, inter-alia, supporting the Bosch Ulwazi (Socio Economic Development), associating with BEE professional service providers, as well as promoting labour based construction job creation in line with the National Expanded Public Works Programme and generally facilitating transfer of technical and managerial skills.
Socio Economic Development
The company recognises its responsibility to invest both within the engineering industry and in the broader community in which we operate. The Construction Charter is used as a guideline.
In this regard youth and women are the primary target of the company’s social investment programme which focusses on education and training.
Bosch Projects subscribes to the Bosch Holdings Health and Safety Policy and is committed to creating a safe and healthy working environment to minimise the risk of danger and injury to employees and the public and to prevent the loss of life and/or property of the Group.
In brief we are committed to the following action plan through active participation of all our staff including compliance with the appropriate statutory requirements:
- Continue to identify the health and safety risks and exposure associated with our operation.
- Identify and implement the most suitable methods to eliminate or mitigate these health and safety risks as far as is reasonably practical,
- Develop the best strategies and policies to protect our employees and asset where the threats cannot be removed
The primary objective of the Health and Safety Policy is to serve as the foundation for the development and maintenance of uniform and uncomplicated procedures to be implemented by Bosch Projects and our other Bosch Holdings Companies.
All Safety, Health Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) management appointees are backed by the full support of management.
Bosch Projects is committed to consistently providing innovative engineering and project management services to meet client requirements. A measure of the success achieved are the regional and national SAICE and CESA technical excellence awards below.
Bosch Projects Achieves Two Commendations at the CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2016
At the recent CESA AoN Engineering Excellence Awards 2016, Bosch Projects received a commendation for the Nakambala Product Alignment and Refinery Project undertaken for their client Illovo Sugar Ltd / Zambia Sugar. This project includes the construction of a modern, high-specification refinery to more than double current annual refined sugar production capacity to 100 000 tonnes, and increase the annual sugar production capacity from 420 000 tonnes to 450 000 tonnes, through a range of smaller factory improvements. Bosch Projects was the EPCM consultant for the project and their equipment Division also designed and supplied various items of process equipment to the project, including a 50m high refined sugar conditioning silo. As part of the above project, Bosch Projects utilized in house 3D state-of-the art scanning facilities which saved significant engineering time and associated costs to give an accurate 3D plant model of the existing plant.
Bosch Project’s Louis de Waal received a commendation as Young Engineer of the Year at the Awards. Louis joined Bosch Projects in 2013, and has become an integral part of the team, specifically in evolving and putting together not only the Gauteng offices, but also the Biogas Projects Division.
Due to his experience and expertise, Louis was appointed as Senior Electrical Engineer for the first-ever all agricultural biomass-to-methane-to-energy-generation plant project in South Africa and Africa. Louis was responsible for the complete electrical design of the Bio2Watt Biogas Plant in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, involving the design, construction, commission and handover of the complete biomass-to-energy plant, together with the Eskom connection, a self-built overhead line and switchyard , which served as the embedded generation point of connection for the electrical reticulation.The project covered uncharted territory in terms of the National Grid Code, the Embedded Generation Code and all other relevant Eskom standards.
Not only did he win the 2015 Bosch Young Professional of the Year, but he was also honoured by being asked to present at the international Power & Electricity World Africa Expo 2016 on the topic ‘A Real World Application of Combined Heat and Power Plants’.