Business Networking Breakfast 15 June TOPIC: Racial tension in business! How Schaeffler Group turned the challenge into a success story.

  

Len Terblanche, the speaker is the Managing Director of German multinational company Schaeffler South Africa. The company has received 102 supplier awards over the years, is known as "best in class" in the industry, which enabled them to break into the global market with 60% of their product being exported. During the racial tension in 2010, Schaeffler was affected negatively. A boycott against the canteen which was run by a white couple for many years, made Len realise that more needs to be done.With racial tension at its worst in the company, Len was a founder member of an initiative to build racial cohesion. He will share their experiences and how they turned the situation around with a resultant improvement in their business. With a workforce of 500, it is one of the most prominent component suppliers to the automotive manufacturers in South Africa. 

 

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