Bolta US Donates $93,580 to Community Soup Bowl
Bolta US Donates $93,580 to Community Soup Bowl
Emphasizing its commitment to invest in Tuscaloosa, the growing Purico Group Company Bolta US highlights the importance of giving back to the community. Generous donation handed over personally by Purico Chairman Anil Puri coincides with opening of new Bolta US office in Detroit.    

Tuscaloosa, AL December 7, 2017 –  $93,580 today were handed over to the Community Soup Bowl by Anil Puri, Chairman of the internationally operating Purico Group and Member of the Board of Directors of the wholly-owned subsidiary Bolta US in Tuscaloosa. With advanced production facilities in the UK, Germany, Mexico, and the USA, the company group is a global leader in design, manufacturing, and assembly of chrome plated plastic parts for most of the world’s leading car manufacturers. In the USA, investing
$47.8 million in a new manufacturing facility, Bolta just at the end of July this year celebrated the official opening of a 200,000 square foot production facility, Bolta US, located in the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park.
The generous amount attributes to an equation with direct reference to the successful business start of
Bolta US: For each of the Bolta US employees Purico supports one hot meal per day served by the Community Soup Bowl for half a year. “It is our steadfast company ethos as a successful, enterprising business to use wealth to benefit people and organizations in need,” underlined Anil Puri. “While the focus of our sustainable charitable work, channeled in the Puri Foundation, is to advance education, we seek to make an impact directly at the locations we do business at, too. We are very proud to be a member of the Tuscaloosa business community and thus feel the responsibility to offer this support for people in need directly around us.”
Amy Grinstead, Community Soup Bowl Executive Director stated, “It is with great appreciation that the Community Soup Bowl accepts this very generous donation from Mr. Puri and the Bolta Corporation. It was during the grand open house ceremony that I accepted another generous donation from the new Bolta US in Northport, AL. Imagine my astonishment when at the end of the ceremony as everyone was getting up to leave, Mr. Puri announces he will up the ante to provide even more meals to the poor and hungry of our community. The Community Soup Bowl provides a hot, nutritious lunch by opening our doors seven days a week to welcome and feed the hungry. This generous donation will provide much more to our community. It provides care and hope to all who enter.”

Expanding the Bolta US footprint: New Bolta US Office in Detroit
The donation coincides with the October opening of the new business development office in Detroit. Johannes Carl, Bolta US Managing Director and Vice President stated, “Our goal is to provide fast engineering services and onsite product support. We want to be at the same location where our customers develop and use our products. Detroit strategically is an important location for these business development purposes.” Combined with a strong recruiting focus on industry experts, Bolta US sets itself high standards and has the clear goal to exceed the expectations of the current customer base.

The Bolta Group
Bolta, the automotive division within the Purico Group, is one of the leading specialists in surface finishing in the automobile industry. Providing “High Performance Surface Technologies”, the company manufactures integrated modules as well as individual parts, such as nameplates and decorative trims, for the international automotive industry. Thanks to the three-dimensional production competence on a global stage – Injection Molding, Surface Finishing and Assembly – Bolta is setting new standards by exceeding the highest level of quality standards in production as well as in the field of staff development.
At the new production facility in Tuscaloosa, Bolta US currently employees over 250 team members. Worldwide, the Bolta Group has more than 3,200 employees. In addition to the US locations, Bolta is represented in NAFTA with the joint venture Nicro Bolta in Puebla, Mexico and will further expand its global presence through a production site in Eastern Europe in the near future. Over the past 10 years, business turnover of the Bolta Group has quadrupled.

The Purico Group
Founded in 1983, Purico is one of the biggest private family enterprises in the UK. With headquarters in Nottingham, it is active worldwide in the Automotive, Care, Construction, Hotel & Leisure, Investment, Paper and Property sectors. Within the Automotive sector, Purico has advanced production facilities in UK, Germany, Mexico and USA. Purico’s mission is to lead the way in all its enterprises, harnessing and developing new technologies. In the last few years, the group has invested more than $200 million in the automotive sector alone. Generating a $450 million turnover, the company establishes charitable trusts, which contribute an average of $650,000 a year. In 2015, inspirational founder Nathu Puri, CBE was twice honored for his contribution to charity and education. The Queen awarded him with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), and he received the Pravasi Bharatiya award from the President of India.