Over the next twenty years more machinery was purchased from the UK and European markets to add to the existing wealth of machinery and emphasis was put on precision quality work rather then quantity, this has been the benchmark of the workshop to this day.
Into the new millennium and Mr Josh asked his two Grandsons (Del & Arv) to join the business. Del a qualified Mechanical Engineering post graduate from Brunel University (West London) worked as a Project Engineer with Chevron Texaco in the UK for over 8 years before returning to the family business in 2007, he is the current MD of the company. Arv obtained his HND in Business Studies and worked in the banking industry for a number of years whilst in the UK before joining the family business in 2010.
The company celebrated its golden anniversary in 2012, the very year Dr Josh passed away peacefully at his Parklands residence aged 87 (April) having set the solid foundations for the business, he was actively involved in the running of the business until the final years of his fruitful life. Our beloved CEO was also an internationally renowned literature poet in his native Punjabi language and had been bestowed with many honors (click on the Dr S S Josh Section to view his poetic achievements). In March 2013 an article was written on Dr. Josh in the “Business Post” a monthly business magazine in circulation in Kenya in recognition of his business legacy.
Sadly we also lost our fellow Director, Brdother, Uncle and younger son of the Late Dr Josh, Robinder fondly known as “JJ” in the same year aged 57.
The engine reconditioning market had started saturating shortly into the new millennium and so it was decided to start up a fabrication branch at Josh Industrial Estate located on Mombasa Road, Mavoko County. A wide range of quality used machines were sourced from the UK and a 10,000sq ft machine shop was set up for cutting, bending and rolling machinery and an acre open yard was set aside for fabrication work. Initially steel panel water tanks (JOSH TANKS) and towers were fabricated but over the years the company started getting work to recondition and then fabricate farm trailers & tippers, water bowsers, sugarcane baskets and an assortment of agricultural transport vehicles. The company was approached by CMC Motors Group in conjunction with KVM of Thika in 2010 to become a preferred supplier of engineering services to both companies namely to repair & fabricate under the CMC brand.
In January 2017 the company launched its own brand name “JOSH QUALITY” fabricating trailers, tippers, low loaders, enclosed & low sided body lorries all from Mombasa Road factory which employs over 25 skilled staff members of staff.
Dr Josh set the solid foundations for the business and put emphasis on precision quality work rather then quantity, this has been the benchmark of the workshop to this day and will continue to be our motto in the future too.