The South Africa-based joint venture of Jacobs,
named Jacobs Matasis (Proprietary) Ltd., has acquired the
business and assets of Ilitha Projects and Ilitha Staffing, two
South African professional services companies operating out of
Jacobs has worked in a formal alliance with Ilitha Projects and Ilitha Staffing since
August 2011, successfully completing a number of projects together.
The expanded resource base we gain through Ilitha allows
us to enhance our service offerings for customers and provide
more opportunities for employees," said Jacobs vice
president Bob Irvin.
Ilitha Projects provides project management and EPCM services
to clients in a broad range of market sectors, including oil
and gas, refining, chemicals, power, nuclear,
marine mining and metals. Ilitha Staffing supplies technical
contract staff sourcing and management services with a strong
emphasis on integration with the clients
culture and business practices.
From the outset we have been highly impressed by the
integrity and values of the Jacobs organization,"
said Ilitha CEO Dave Welbourne. "Ilitha is fully
aligned with these values and with the sustainable Jacobs
relationship based business model, which we expect to smooth
our integration into the Jacobs Matasis
The acquisition adds an engineering office in Cape Town and 161
professional services staff to Jacobs Matasis, bringing its
personnel count to over 300.
"The acquisition strengthens our ability to compete with other
major engineering and construction firms operating in
Southern Africa; with the goal of achieving growth in the
Sub-Saharan African market," said Jacobs Matasis chairman
Dr. E.M. Dipico.
Jacobs Matasis, a Jacobs joint venture with Matasis Investment
Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd., is aligned with South
Africas economic transformation imperatives and has
achieved Level 3 Status in terms of the countrys
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation.