Bosch Car Service (BCS), a program initiated Germany's Bosch Group, is on the lookout for local mekanikos who seek to offer better aftermarket auto services.
BCS holds mechanic and training, and familiarization with diagnostic systems and technologies through the Philippine Automotive Technical Training Center (PATTC) and in 120 units of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
The courses allow Bosch open business and livelihood opportunities to workshop partners.
In line with the program, Bosch recently teamed up with Top Gear Auto Service Center (not related to Top Gear Philippines magazine and this website) in Cubao, which recently became the flagship store of BCS in the country. The shop services European cars as well as those coming from Japan and the United States.
For a first hand experience on the BCS initiative, Top Gear president Dario Gorospe and vice president Mar Ongsiaco signed up key personnel in basic and advanced technical courses in automotive technology, workshop management, and customer care at the PATTC.
"Bosch is an essential partner in the automotive work shop industry. Our sales grew at an average of 20 to 25 percent annually as we gain price competitiveness, marketing support and brand awareness," Ongsiaco said.
BCS is hoping more local independent workshops would be a part of Bosch aftermarket business and livelihood program. The Bosch network currently includes 14,300 garages offering aftermarket services worldwide.