Bosch Engenharia – a member of the Bosch Holdings group of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering companies – celebrates 10 years of success in Brazil this year.
“The establishment of our first foreign subsidiary in 2008 was a significant milestone for Bosch Projects, creating new opportunities for the company to offer enhanced engineering services to a global client base,” says Mike Gibbon, CEO, Bosch Holdings (Pty) Limited. “Bosch Engenharia’s operations have expanded over the last decade – from the initial focus on the Brazilian sugar sector – to now include ports and terminals, water and irrigation, as well as industrial and manufacturing services in South, Central and North America. Specialist services comprise general engineering, equipment supply; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects and plant operations management.
“At the establishment of Bosch Engenharia, the company partnered with a leading supplier of equipment to the Brazilian sugar and ethanol industry – to supply, install and commission the patented Bosch Projects chainless diffusers in Brazil and South America. Subsequent to this, Bosch Engenharia has successfully supplied our process equipment on a turnkey basis into the South and Central American market.
“Bosch Engenharia has sold 10 diffusers in South America, nine of which have been installed in Brazil. One of these diffusers is the largest in the world and is in operation at a factory in Brazil. This chainless diffuser is 15 meters wide and processes in excess of 21 000 tons cane per day (TCD).”
The company now has a team of 20 employees based in Piracicaba and Ribeirão Preto – Brazil’s central sugar and equipment producing areas. From these offices, Bosch Engenharia currently exports equipment and engineering services to Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and the USA.
The Bosch Holdings group’s carefully structured global growth strategy has also seen the establishment of Bosch East Africa in Kenya in 2013 and the acquisition of Booker Tate Limited in the UK in 2017. The team also has technology partners in the USA and South East Asia.