Summerville, South Carolina
March 13, 2012 – Representatives
from the Robert Bosch Charleston plant received the 2011 Palmetto
Workforce Partnership Award from the SC Department of Employment and
Workforce. The award was presented during a luncheon on the 22nd of February in Columbia, SC.
Charleston won this year’s Palmetto Workforce Partnership Award in the large
business category. The winner was selected based on 5 categories: job creation, innovative partnerships, support
and development of the workforce, quality of work environment, and
environmental awareness. Through Bosch
Charleston’s holistic business excellence approach using the EFQM Model, there
was a great story to tell in each of these categories that ultimately landed
the company this prestigious award.
"We are very proud of this recognition. It shows us that we are on the right path of
balancing our efforts between a successful business and being a good corporate
citizen and employer in South Carolina. We
accepted this award for our Associates that made this award a reality through
their dedication and involvement in the community," said Larry Lautenschlager,
Senior Vice President Manufacturing of Robert Bosch, LLC.
Each year, the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, along with
their workforce partners, join forces to recognize the state’s top employers
for the jobs they provide and the contributions that they make to their various
communities. As the keynote speaker for
this year’s event, Michael L. "Mike" Thurmond, former Commissioner of Labor for the state
of Georgia, presented Bosch with this coveted award after addressing a crowded
room of community leaders and workforce professionals.
Robert Bosch LLC in
Charleston, SC is an automotive component manufacturing plant producing Clean
Diesel products, ESP and ABS active safety systems and gasoline systems products.
Bosch Charleston currently employs about 1700 associates.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the
Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and
aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools,
security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology,
household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software
innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over
22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in
fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures.
For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global
supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more
than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros ($71.5 billion)
in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and
building technology in fiscal year 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch
GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60
countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is
represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development,
manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch
spent more than 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) for research and development in
2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and
services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are
both innovative and beneficial. Further
information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
To learn more about the programs
offered by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce,