A milestone of Bosch Ulwazi’s ‘Enterprise and Supplier Development’ (ESD) programme for Transnet Pipelines, which commenced in 2015, was the presentation of ISO certificates to nine emerging enterprises.
The Transnet Pipelines ‘Business Breakthrough Initiative’ supports enterprise development initiatives that create and expand opportunities for black owned enterprises, with a turnover of less than R35-million.
“ISO certification – an internationally acclaimed Quality Management System – forms part of this ‘Business Breakthrough Initiative’ to give emerging enterprises the competitive edge in their highly competitive fields of business,” says Balan Govender, managing director, Bosch Ulwazi, part of Bosch Holdings (Pty) Limited. “Through the guidance and training of Bosch Ulwazi and an external facilitator, these small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMME’s) now have ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation.
“ISO certification also demonstrates a commitment from these emerging enterprises that their products and services consistently meet customers’ requirements and that quality will be consistently improved.”
Apart from obtaining ISO accreditation, Bosch Ulwazi has assisted these SMME’s with project and operations management, skills development and the planning and implementation of expansion strategies, in compliance with corporate governance.
Recipients of ISO certificates are Emakheni Cleaning Services, Awesome Signs, Anchor Petroleum, Ayama Group, CA Engineering, Stanmore Projects, Siyazenzela Trailers, Hlobane Waste Management and Give Ziyawa.
Further information Balan Govender, Managing Director, Bosch Ulwazi, Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd
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