International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd is a proudly South African owned wholesaler of quartz, granite and marble. Our vision is to continue offering excellent service to our existing customers while expanding further into the rest of the continent.
The company was founded in 2000 by directors Rudi Eggers, Bridgitte Raats and the late Dr H. Eggers. We now have over 130 employees and practice equal opportunity employment – careful to ensure that we’re in right relationship with SARS, labour legislation and other regulatory bodies. Well-appointed staff members are one of our greatest assets, while entrepreneurial focus and a dynamic approach to business allow us to constantly adapt to consumer and customer needs. With a network of global supply relationships, we’re constantly balancing the influences of international trends with maintaining strong, local roots.
ISS owns the Rudi’s Choice and Eezi Quartz brands, also enjoying sole distribution rights for Caesarstone in Southern Africa.
ISS has a legacy of honesty and integrity that define how we ‘do business’ and engage with our stakeholders. While pouring our energy into our consumer and customer relationships we’ve discovered that what’s important to them is an efficient and effective material delivery system. ISS maintains a fleet of company-owned trucks so that we can provide a 24-hour turnaround time between ordering and delivery, ensuring that our customers’ businesses can operate efficiently.Sustainability and earth-conscious business are also close to our stakeholders’ 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.”