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Bosch Projects acquires Booker Tate to create a global market leader

Bosch Projects Pty (Ltd), a South African-based global engineering consulting and project management company, has acquired Booker Tate Limited, a UK-based international agricultural production and processing consultancy, from RCL Foods.

The acquisition will achieve a greater depth of experience, capability and capacity thereby positioning Bosch Projects, in combination with Booker Tate, as the leading service provider to the global sugar industry.  Services now range from feasibility studies to detailed engineering design, construction and commissioning in both the agricultural and factory sectors.

Bosch Projects and Booker Tate collectively have over 100 years’ experience operating in the sugar industries of some 100 countries.  From our extensive network of offices (in Africa, South and Central America, the United Kingdom and Indonesia) and through technology partners (in South East Asia, the USA and India) we are now able to offer a truly global service.

The new company’s vision is to provide clients with innovative, cost competitive technical solutions for cane sugar mills and refineries, cogeneration plants, ethanol distilleries, sugar cane production and general agribusiness.

Mike Gibbon, CEO of the Bosch Holdings group, commented:

“Bosch Projects has always had the utmost respect for Booker Tate as a leading competitor in the sugar industry. The acquisition brings together two global brands complementing each other’s strengths in consulting and engineering services along the sugar industry’s value chain.  The combination of Bosch Projects and Booker Tate’s geographic focus, brand and technical capability is an exciting prospect which has created what is now the leading sugar consulting and engineering firm worldwide”.