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Partner with the world’s leading automotive workshop network

If you’re looking to take your workshop to the next level, let’s have a conversation.

As an independent workshop owner, are you:

  • Struggling to get new customers?
  • Finding digital marketing a mystery?
  • Slipping behind on motoring trends?
  • Tired of doing everything yourself?

Take a deep breath – help is here! Bosch Car Service is actively looking for suitable workshops to join our network, and you may qualify.

 

Join the future of car servicing and repair.

Our franchisees are independent but have the critical support they need to grow their businesses and boost profit margins. As a Bosch Car Service workshop, you’ll have all the experience, guidance and resources our global network can offer.

Enjoy all these benefits and more...

An integrated solution for all key business areas for superior efficiency.
An online bookings function and improved customer comms.
Partnerships with Discovery Insure, Fuchs Oil and more.
Technician training programmes adhering to global best practice.
Ongoing technical and business management assistance.
Being part of a global brand that represents excellence.
Strategic digital marketing on all key platforms – all year round.
Cost-sharing through synergies.
A premium branding package with all signage and marketing support.
Full range of genuine, high-quality Bosch parts with a 12-month guarantee.

Our Network Partners

Bosch Car Service has formed strategic partnerships with leading brands to give our workshop owners every possible advantage.

Discovery Insure offers its clients up to a 20% discount on servicing and repairs performed at any Bosch Car workshop, as part of their Vitality Drive programme. Being one of the largest insurers, Bosch Car gains access to a substantial pool of customers.

As Genric Insurance’s official repair partner, you will benefit from thousands of customers who visit our workshops every year for their mechanical warranty claims.

FUCHS Lubricants SA is the official provider of engine oils to Bosch Car Service and as such all workshops enjoy preferential pricing on FUCHS’s product line-up.

Futureproof your business

The automotive industry is changing faster than ever. As a Bosch Car Service workshop your business will always be ready for whatever the future holds. That’s peace of mind you can’t put a price on.

Hear what our franchise owners have to say

Franchise owner

Rene Mitchel – Kohler Motors Cape Town

Bosch Car Service is renowned worldwide for expert service, ground-breaking innovation, and striving for excellence in everything we do. And we couldn’t do it without our Bosch Car Service Partners.

One such example is Rene Mitchel of Kohler Motors in Cape Town. Rene is the owner of Kohler Motors N1 City and Parklands. Before being given the opportunity to become a part-owner of three workshops, namely Claremont, Parow and Tokai, she was assigned the role of Junior Service Advisor. Through hard work, exceptional organisational skills, and impressive efficiency, Rene was promoted to Administrative Branch Manager.

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After four years as a partner, Rene’s key business partner, Peter Kohler, proposed that she should start her own workshop. While this had its challenges, she managed to successfully open the doors of Kohler Motors Parklands in 2020. Parklands took off, and before long, Rene was able to open her second Kohler Motors at N1 City in 2021.

Rene attributes her success to being hands-on with the needs of her staff and what motivates them to be their best. She strives to upskill her staff and has had two candidates successfully graduate from cleaners to Junior Service Advisers. Based on monthly KPIs, she incentivises staff through monthly bonus structures, which not only increased the company’s GP but also created a more inspiring and motivating working environment.

She also firmly believes in the power of building strong relationships with employees to improve work satisfaction. As a result of these relationships, Rene has recruited most of her staff through recommendations from current employees. Rene currently owns or has shares in five BCS and eBCS service centers with aspirations to add to the portfolio. She is one of the first BCS partners to incentivise her sales team to sell more Bosch products and firmly believes in the future of Bosch Car Service.

“If I can share just one piece of advice, it is that systems work. Create ones that can be easily duplicated and trust your gut, always.”

Franchise owner

Carlo Du Plessis – CenCar Centurion

I realised that to grow in the market I needed to join a workshop concept. Investigating all the different workshop concepts only one stood out for me and that was Bosch. They are the developers of the parts we fit to our vehicles, they sell the equipment we need to repair those vehicles and they offer training which none of the other networks offer.

Since I joined the Bosch Car Service network my business has grown in turnover and we get more of the newer vehicles/models and also receive more specialised work which other workshops struggle to repair.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still use spare parts other than Bosch?

Yes, you can. Bosch offers a wide range of quality parts but if there is an availability issue then using OE-approved parts is allowed.

Can I keep my workshop name?

Yes, your name will remain the same but all other branding will be updated to conform with our Corporate Identity guidelines.

Are there minimum requirements to join the Bosch network?

Yes, there are several requirements to join the Bosch Network, such as number of bays, qualified technicians, geolocation, equipment (including lifts), and more. We will cover these in detail when you contact us.

Let’s talk!

Ready to join 15,000 Bosch Car workshops in 150 countries? To know more, fill out your details and we’ll be in touch.