South Africa based IBAS Group has grown to be one of the most consistent service providers in the demanding industrial access and related value-add sector.
Founded 23 years ago to provide innovative solutions to energy and chemicals group Sasol’s Secunda and Sasolburg plants, Wouter Booysen, a mechanical engineer by training and now MD of the group, points out that the group continues to serve different industries.
The services the company has provided over the years include traditional scaffolding under the IBAS UltraSafe brand using fully imported Layher equipment made in Germany; life-lines it piloted at Sasol which remain a key skill; as well as cable fireproofing and ultraviolet protection in a joint venture with Norway-based company Fire-Security.
The group notes that innovations in progress include the use of registered drone service providers to assist with industrial surveillance to meet IBAS clients’ needs and unmanned remote devices to undertake various tedious manual work in the company’s conventional scope.
IBAS also has all the necessary and desirable safety and management certifications. The group is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor and is in the final stages of completing a significant BBBEE shareholder transaction. It also services the oil, energy, mining, power and other sector clients with great satisfaction from its various facilities in Secunda, Sasolburg and Cape Town.