International Slab Sales (ISS) (Pty) Ltd is a South African supplier of engineered quartz, granite and marble; owner of the Rudi’s Choice and Eezi Quartz brands, and holder of distribution rights for Caesarstone in Southern Africa.
Founded in 2000 by directors and experts, Rudi Eggers, Bridgitte van der Merwe and the late Dr H. Eggers, our vision is to offer the best, hand-sourced exotic materials locally, and expand into the African continent.
Today, we have over 130 employees, and practice equal opportunity employment, ensuring we are compliant with SARS, labour legislation and other regulatory bodies. Well-appointed, professional staff members are one of our greatest assets, while an entrepreneurial focus and a dynamic approach to business allow us to adapt swiftly to consumer needs.
We skillfully balance a global supply chain with strong, local roots and connections with top fabricators. We are also an accredited and licensed customs clearing agent, and can provide electronic clearance on our shipped products in minimal time.
For large-scale corporate and commercial projects, ISS Projects manages the product supply chain, from specification to completion, to ensure that the project runs on time.
ISS maintains a fleet of company-owned trucks, so that we can provide a 24-hour turn-around time between ordering and delivery of marble, quartz and granite countertops and slabs, ensuring that our customers’ businesses can continue to operate efficiently.
Sustainability and earth-conscious business are also close to our hearts. Although our products are shipped to South Africa from other countries and then transported inland by truck, the carbon footprint of our products is audited regularly. As part of our commitment to South Africa and future generations, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to make our business more sustainable.
Jacobs Capital and partners invest in International Slab Sales
Together with partners Hassan Paruk and Bharat Mehta, Jacobs Capital has purchased a 25% stake in International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd (ISS), a proudly South African-owned wholesaler of quartz, granite and marble slabs.
ISS is the largest slab trading company in South Africa. The company offers the widest range of natural stone surfaces in the country, and is the sole local distributor for global quartz manufacturer Caesarstone.
This new and exciting investment will assist ISS in securing a BEE rating that can add value to the ISS business model and expand the opportunities they are able to offer to their esteemed customers and trading partners.
Rudi Eggers, ISS Managing Director and Co-founder, said that the company is excited about the investment and believes that it is highly important to embrace transformative strategies to ensure the future economic and political success of South Africa, as well as a future of unrivalled prosperity for the business.
Jacobs Capital BEE partners Hassan Paruk and Bharat Mehta are seasoned private equity investors with substantial experience and expansive investment portfolios. They have both been appointed to the ISS board, where they will be able to actively participate at a board level to add unique strategic input and to explore new opportunities.
“We have had a long-term relationship with ISS and are excited to have made this investment,” said Jacobs Capital Investment Manager Tyrone Bricknell. “The business has a strong track record and is run by a highly successful and experienced management team with a dedicated staff complement. Our intention is to use this investment as the foundation for both organic growth and further investment in a sector that we believe has tremendous opportunity in the medium and long term.”