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WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO

Last update 17 days ago

Industry Building & Civil Engineering (24)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Workforce 5,001 - 10,000 employees Listed on JSE-South Africa Symbol WBO

+27 11 321 7200 | +27 21 532 5100

Email wbho@wbho.co.za Website


The origins of the present group date back to 1970 when Wilson-Holmes [Pty] Ltd was formed by John Wilson and Brian Holmes.A number of mergers followed resulting in the name being changed to Wilson Bayly Holmes [Pty] Limited in 1983 and finally to WBHO Construction in 1994.Today the group is one of the largest construction companies in Southern Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. The driving force behind WBHO is a core of dedicated, hands-on management professionals whose experience spans decades of major construction projects in southern Africa, the Middle East and various Indian Ocean islands. The fact that the management and staff have a significant shareholding in the company means that you can be assured of 100% commitment. WBHO's offices are strategically located in Sandton, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Construction activities, which cover the full spectrum, are divided into three main operating divisions, Building Construction, Civil Engineering and Roads and Earthworks. Our Australian subsidiary, Probuild Constructions, has it's headquarters in Melbourne.

Building and civil engineering

WBHO’s building division is recognised as a leader in the South African building industry. Having established a reputation for quality, reliability and delivering against budget the division regularly exceeds client expectations. The division is able to negotiate a number of projects every year as a result. The Civil engineering division adds diversity to the division’s margin streams and strengthens the overall earnings.

Roads and earthworks

The Roads and earthworks division which operates across multiple traditional civil engineering disciplines, has through strategic acquisitions gained exposure to a number of additional specialist disciplines. The division has a particular strength when operating in Africa and has developed a successful formula for trading in the region. The division differentiates itself with its modern fleet of plant and effective teams who are encouraged to work together with consultants and clients to the mutual benefit of all parties.

Australia

WBHO entered the Australian market in 2001 after acquiring an initial 40% interest in Probuild Constructions. A decade later, with WBHO’s support, Probuild has developed into a tier one contractor having shown consistent yet controlled growth throughout the period. Key to the success of this relationship has been the similar nature of the values, culture and attitudes of management.

Other operations

The overriding purpose of WBHO’s Other operations is to expose the group to a range of diversified margin streams within the boundaries of the construction environment, in order to provide a stable earnings platform for the group’s shareholders. These markets include private public partnerships, concession arrangements and turnkey projects as well construction materials and property investments.

Awards

WBHO has always strived to be the best construction company in Southern Africa. “Rely on our ability” is the group’s motto and through excellence WBHO has received many awards emphasizing the group’s superior ability.

PMR AWARDS

1st Overall winner for 2017 Diamond Arrow Award : Eastern Cape Division

1st Overall winner for 2017 Diamond Arrow Award

1st Overall winner for 2015 Diamond Arrow Award

1st Overall winner for 2014 Diamond Arrow Award

1st Overall winner for 2013 Diamond Arrow Award

1st Overall winner for 2012 Diamond Arrow Award

2nd Overall winner for 2011 Golden Arrow Award

Top construction company for 12th consecutive year in 2010

PMR AFRICA AWARDS

WBHO Projects Mozambique Limitada winner of 2 Diamond Arrow awards in 2014

AFRICA INVESTOR AWARD

Awarded “Construction company co-developer of the year” at Ressano Garcia

Construction Company of the Year in 2009

FINANCIAL AWARDS

Financial Times Top 100 Companies 5th Overall in 2010

Sunday Times Top 100 Companies 5th overall over 10 years; 13th overall over 5 years in 2009

Sunday Times Top 100 Awards WBHO came 14th over a 10 year period in 2011

FULTON AWARDS

The group has achieved several Fulton Awards for outstanding use of concrete, for example:

Civil Engineering – Berg River Dam and Ntimbale Dam in 2009

Building Project Winner – Constitutional Court in 2005

Project Commendations – Clearwater Mall and Bowman Gilfillan Head Office in 2005

CESA AWARDS

ORTI Airport Terminal Building in 2009

SA INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION

Award winner in Bridge category for 7th Avenue Bridge over the N1 in 2010

STEEL AWARD 2011

1st - Sandton City JV for the Protea Court in Sandton City

CONSTRUCTION WORLD’S BEST PROJECTS 2015

Category E Winner: 90 Grayston Drive (The AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction)

Category A2 Highly Commended: 90 Grayston Drive (Building Contractors)

CONSTRUCTION WORLD’S BEST PROJECTS 2014

Category A2 Winner - Rosebank Mall

Special Mention in Civil Engineering and Building Contractors category for the Civils Works at Morelane Break Pressure Tank, North South Carrier 2, Water Transfer Project Botswana.

CONSTRUCTION WORLD’S BEST PROJECTS 2013

Category E Winner - Standard Bank Head Office

Category A2 Highly Commended - Alice Lane Phase

CONSTRUCTION WORLD’S BEST PROJECTS 2012

Category A1 Winner - Kusile Main Civil Works

CONSTRUCTION WORLD’S BEST PROJECTS 2011

1st - Sandton City JV for building contractors and civil engineering

Special Mention in civil engineering and building contractor category for the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme

MBA EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011

Supreme Winner Iconic - King Shaka International Airport and Dube Tradeport

Winner - Commercial Building above R40m - Investec KZN

Highly Commended - Health Facilities- St Annes Paediatric Ward

BOARD

E... L...

Chief Executive Officer
Effective 9 years ago
WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 9 years ago

Managing Director, Building And Civil Engineering
2002 - Unknown

M... W...

Chairman
Effective 15 years ago

Appointed to the board 23 years ago
WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Chairman
Effective 15 years ago

Appointed to the board 23 years ago

Chairman And Joint Chief Executive Officer
2002 - 2008
Managing Director, Construction
1988 - Unknown
Executive Director
1994 - Unknown

C... H...

Chief Financial Officer
Effective 6 years ago

S... V...

Company Secretary
Effective 10 years ago

H... N...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective this month
VUKILE PROPERTY FUND
South Africa - Property & Real Estate
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 4 years ago


CALGRO M3 HOLDINGS
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 10 years ago


WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective this month

43 relationships

A... J...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective this month
MURRAY & ROBERTS HOLDINGS
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Financial Director
Left 8 months ago


WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective this month

35 relationships

K... F...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective this month

S... N...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 11 years ago
WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 11 years ago


RAND WATER
South Africa - Water & Sanitation
Director
2009 - 2011

R... W...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 3 years ago

Left the company less than a year ago

J... M...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Is leaving this month

Appointed to the board 11 years ago

N... N...

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Is leaving this month

Appointed to the board 7 years ago
HULAMIN
South Africa - Metal & Steel
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 7 years ago


SASOL
South Africa - Chemicals
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 years ago


ITHALA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION
South Africa - Financial Services
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 6 years ago


WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Is leaving this month

Appointed to the board 7 years ago

Independent Non-Executive Director
2009 - Unknown

TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Independent Non-Executive Director
2004 - 2010

CADIZ ASSET MANAGEMENT
South Africa - Financial Services
Independent Non-Executive Director
2010 - Unknown
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
2012 - Unknown

STANDARD BANK GROUP
South Africa - Finance | Banking
Non-Executive Director
2016 - Unknown
68 relationships
MANAGEMENT

W... R...

Human Resources Director
Effective 16 years ago

T... A...

Procurement Director
Effective 12 years ago

P... J...

Managing Director, Building And Civil Engineering
Effective 9 years ago

R... S...

Managing Director, Roads And Earthworks
Effective 9 years ago
WILSON BAYLY HOLMES-OVCON
WBHO
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Managing Director, Roads And Earthworks
Effective 9 years ago


EDWIN CONSTRUCTION
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 13 years ago

23 relationships

D... W...

Managing Director, Projects
Effective 5 years ago
EDWIN CONSTRUCTION
Johannesburg, South Africa
Building & Civil Engineering

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