Umso Construction is a Black Empowerment Company founded in 1996 in conjuction with a large corporate construction company and a number of Historically Disadvantaged Individuals. In 2004 the company was transformed to a prominent Historically Disadvantaged Company (HDC) by the current stakeholders.
The company has established its foot prints in the Eastern Cape Province as well as South Africa as a whole, negotiated the expansion of it’s existing client-base and met the needs of major growth and development of the region. Umso Construction has taken significant steps to alleviate skills shortages through constant training while its caliber incorporates a delivery system of the highest order.
As part of the general civil engineering services provided by Umso Construction, it has developed a specific expertise in the construction of roads, water and sewer reticulation, concrete structures, bridges and box culverts.
Management philosophy is to develop lasting customer relationships and repeat business. This is achieved by ensuring that we consistently meet agreed requirements with regard to specification, safety time and cost. We have succeeded in developing competent construction teams and support staff, all focused on meeting customer requirements.
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1996
Employees: Over 500
Branches: East London Mthatha Midrand Rustenburg Harrismith Pietermaritzburg
Current customer base: South Africa – National
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Description of activity: Construction
Products/services offered: Civil Engineering Services
CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Industrial standards: GCC2010
ISO rating: In progress
Recently awarded projects: Amatola Water – R164 804 372.14
North West Public Works and Transport – R133 845 273
Rustenburg Rapid Road Transport – R261 840 967.70
TRAINING & CSI
Employee incentive schemes: Employee Trust
CSI initiatives: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Lonwabo Creche in Ugie, Masizakhe Children’s home in East London,
Isaiah 58 Children’s home in East London, Kotulong Community Centre in Vaal, Ficksburg High School in Ficksburg
Yes, Level 2
1. Founded 18 years ago.
2. In 2004, Umso was trasnformed into a 100% HDC (Historically Disadvantaged Company) by stakeholders.
3. Supports sporting activities at developmental sports associations affiliated with Rugby and Soccer development.
4. Projects include roadworks, earthworks, haulage, bridges, water supply, and sewer sanitation services.
5. By an average of 7 big projects last year, we had 8.75 Million man/hours without an accident or major incidents.