New executive management. Bosch appoints Andrew Powell as managing director for Philippines. Andrew Powell to head operations of Bosch in the Philippines Bosch is poised to maintain market leadership in local automotive and power tool industries
Manila, Philippines – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced that it has appointed Andrew Powell to head Bosch in the Philippines as the company’s new managing director based in Manila.
British-born Powell sees immense potential for Bosch’s continued business expansion in the Philippines, particularly in maintaining its market leadership position in the company’s automotive and power tools businesses.
Powell elaborated, "The Philippines continues to be fueled by an upbeat economic climate. The construction industry, for example, is earmarked to contribute almost 50 per cent to the country’s growth in 2014, as the government moves to roll out new infrastructure and address housing shortage. Bosch, with its strong presence in the power tools industry in the Philippines, is poised to support that growth.”
He added, “Bosch will also continue to play a meaningful role in local community development efforts, such as supporting the re-building of the areas hardest-hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Our partnerships with NGOs have allowed us to put our power tools to good use in the rehabilitation of community centers and other similar facilities.”
In addition, Powell sees the automotive industry in the Philippines riding high, buoyed by an emerging middle class. “With new international players entering the rapidly-expanding automotive market in the Philippines, Bosch, as a leading global automotive technology supplier, is ever-ready to play a key role in contributing to a thriving automotive sector in the country.”
Bosch in the Philippines
In 2012, Bosch achieved a strong growth of 30 percent in sales and grew its workforce by close to 40 percent to about 200 associates in the Philippines. The company also extended its footprint in the country with the establishment of regional business hubs in Cebu and Davao.
Powell assumes leadership for Bosch in the Philippines from Joseph Hong, who was the company’s managing director since January 2010. Hong is currently the managing director of Bosch in Thailand as of 1 September 2013.
About Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell started his career with Bosch in Great Britain as an Area Sales Executive in January 1983. Following a year of training in Karlsruhe, Germany, he was appointed to several sales and service management positions.
In 2001, he served as general manager of Global After-sales Service for the Automotive Aftermarket division in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2007, he became the director of Original Equipment Service Sales for Bosch in Great Britain.
Powell studied Mechanical Engineering at Bradford Technical College in the United Kingdom. Press Release.
About Bosch in the Philippines
Robert Bosch Inc. (Philippines) is a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), one of the world’s largest privately owned industrial corporations. In the Philippines, Bosch is active in the businesses of Power Tools, Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive Original Equipment, Security Systems, and Thermotechnology.
Additionally, the Packaging Technology and Drive &Control Technology (Bosch Rexroth) divisions are represented through appointed local agents. In 2012, Bosch in the Philippines generated sales of USD 28.8 million (22 million euros) and employed about 200 associates.
Today, Bosch continues to build its nationwide network of being a responsible provider of innovative and beneficial technologies to the Philippines. Additional information can be accessed at
About Bosch worldwide
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3billion euros in 2012.
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350subsidiaries 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 some 4.5billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.
The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life”. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-presse.com.