Research & Experience
Umpisi Group was first formed in 2007 as a consulting firm only called Umpisi Engineers. Three years later (2010), our experience and market research favoured an idea of adding a construction plant hire arm, in which an Excavator, Grader, TLB were acquired around September 2010. Around March 2011, Land Surveying were added. During the first six months of establishment, the Plant Hire arm only managed with being hired by few friends and would stand once in a while. However, by August 2011 we got our first direct appointment for Construction later followed by two others. Although the existence of the Umpisi Engineers Professional Team proved very valuable, the team needed the experience of artisans and carpenters, site agents and so on to smoothly operate the assignments obtained. By the end of 2012, the construction arm, Umpisi Construction and Plant Hire, had grown considerably, having also added a Concrete Batching unit (Ready Mix Concrete) thanks to our hardworking team of dedicated men and women and most importantly, our Clients who believed in us despite our initial teething problems, they are gratefully acknowledged. Umpisi Group, under its 5 main subsidiaries currently have a team of over 380 fulltime staff, majority of which are of highly skilled and experienced Artisans, Carpenters, Foremen, Site Agents, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contracts Managers, Professional Engineers, Technicians and Technologists, 90% of which are dedicated to Construction division alone .
Leading by example, CEO/Chairman Vuyisa Mqokiyana is the powerhouse driving the ongoing quest to ensure effective leadership and profitable management at Umpisi Group®.
Practice Constitution Summary
The practice is constituted as a two Close Corporations, and is managed by the founder member and a professional Engineer, Mr. Vuyisa Mqokiyana who holds a B. Sc Civil Engineering degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Leading by example, CEO/Chairman Vuyisa Mqokiyana is the powerhouse driving the ongoing quest to ensure effective leadership and profitable management at Umpisi Group®. Incorporating company values, aspirations and key aspects of the company’s human resource philosophy, Vuyisa has formulated a highly successful game plan. Having served as a management committee member & Director for over ten years on a number of leading South African Consulting firms, he has thus gained invaluable corporate governance knowledge and experience. A specialist in project management, structural engineering, water and sanitation services, and an in-depth hands-on experience in many other Civil Engineering disciplines, Vuyisa has built up an enviable track-record through successfully managing many large-scale and small-scale projects. He further ensures that the company remains committed to the creation of viable solutions that are simple, comprehensive, cost effective, financially sustainable and appropriate to the unique needs of the company’s varied clients.