Bosch has joined a range of eminent South African companies in sponsoring equipment for an initiative to conduct research into the Snow Petrel and the near-threatened Emperor Penguin in Antarctica.
Craig Blanckenberg from Solutec, a solutions provider based in Cape Town, travelled to Antarctica onboard the SA Agulhas II, which departed in November last year. He is working alongside a team of scientists investigating the status biology and ecology of these bird species.
As a leading provider of power tools, accessories, and measuring tools, with a strong focus on innovation and ongoing product development, Bosch is proud to be associated with this unique endeavour, according to Sebastian Johannes, Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager.
“We are an environmentally-aware and socially-responsible company, and therefore this sponsorship represents an important contribution on the part of Bosch to the sustainability of the planet and its future generations,” Johannes comments.
This is Blanckenberg’s second trip to Antarctica, having sailed originally in 1992 on the SA Agulhas I to the SANAE base while working for Sea Fisheries. During his latest trip, Blanckenberg is travelling to various international bases to conduct research.
A number of companies have been supportive of Solutec’s latest venture by sponsoring equipment for this vital mission. Apart from Bosch, sponsors include Western Digital, NSSL Global, Canon and GoPro.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to all of these companies for supporting small business in South Africa, in addition to the invaluable research being carried out on the frozen continent,” Blanckenberg concludes.