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News   January 12, 2006   by Auto Service World

Bosch Aftermarket Division Wins Illinois Business Award

The Robert Bosch Corporation, Aftermarket Division has won the 2005 Lincoln Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence.
Presented by the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence, these awards recognize any Illinois-based industry, service, health care, education and governmental entity for its organizational strength and performance as measured against the seven criteria of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resources focus, process management and organization results.
“We are extremely proud and honored to accept the 2005 Lincoln Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence,” said David Coolidge, president of Bosch’s North American Aftermarket Division. Citing in 2006 Bosch will celebrate 100 years of operations in the United States,
Coolidge noted, “the Bosch tradition was founded on a commitment to the values of quality and innovation and this award proves and recognizes our dedication to that tradition of continuous improvement.”
In his acceptance speech, Coolidge thanked the foundation and especially the examiners for their hard work and insights. “We value the Lincoln Foundation’s unbiased, third-party feedback,” Coolidge said. “We will utilize these insights to focus and accelerate our improvement efforts to create increasing value for our customers.
“The Bosch legacy of leading the automotive industry to new levels of technical innovation and driver satisfaction continues today with products that enhance vehicle performance, safety and driver comfort and convenience. At the same time, Bosch is committed to supporting the automotive aftermarket with offerings that develop new market segments and provide best-in-class value-added service and support systems,” Coolidge said.
Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, in his letter congratulating Lincoln Award winners, wrote, “I offer my appreciation to each of you for your hard work and terrific leadership. Your efforts are truly making a positive difference in Illinois. With a commitment to continuous improvement you have shown that you can compete and thrive in today’s economy, and you serve as a model for companies across the country to follow.”

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