Bosch Rexroth has been honoured by industry association Scottish Engineering
Glenrothes manufacturer Bosch Rexroth has scooped a national industry award in recognition of its extensive export business and local charity activities.
The firm’s Fife manufacturing site, which specialises in hydraulic motors and exports more than 95% of its products worldwide, has been honoured by Scottish Engineering for outstanding achievement in its field.
Bosch Rexroth, which has also been recognised by the Queen’s Award for International Trade twice, is a major employer in the area, with a highly-skilled workforce of around 400.
Its Glenrothes facility holds full design and manufacture responsibility for its products worldwide (as part of the global Bosch Rexroth organisation), and was strongly praised for its lean production system and quality management processes.
The Scottish Engineering award has also specifically acknowledged the company’s extensive charity and community work.
Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, said: “Bosch Rexroth has implemented its own lean production system with full adoption of single-piece flow, delivering perfect ‘pass-on’ quality.
“Further, the company is also renowned for its delivery of charitable support locally, including financial help for schools, charities, food banks and other worthy causes.
“Bosch Rexroth is a significant asset to the Scottish engineering industry and it’s a privilege to be able to present them with this award.”
Bosch Rexroth UK managing director Alastair Johnstone said: “The Scottish Engineering outstanding achievement award is a fantastic recognition of the significant work and commitment by everyone connected with the facility over a number of years.
“Manufacturing continues to make a significant contribution to the Scottish economy and we’re fortunate to have organisations like Scottish Engineering that are able to highlight the good work that is done in the sector.”