About Us

INTRODUCTION
ESTABLISHED 1976
Iscosa (Proprietary) Limited is a wholly owned South African company founded in 1976, incorporated and registered in terms of the Companies Act 1973 (Act 61) with Company Registration Number 1976/04406/07.
The company directors are Henri du Toit and Ivan R Freeman
The Auditors are BDO South Africa.

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
Since inception the company has been committed to promote the export of South African manufactured goods and services to the oil exploration industry. In addition to South Africa, Iscosa has been operating on the west coast of Africa, in Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Cabinda, DRC (Zaire), Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, and on the east coast in Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

The company is the largest “Oilfield Service and Supply Company” in South Africa and are considered to be outsourcing specialists.

GENERAL
Iscosa and its subsidiaries have a proven track record of competence; we are multi skilled and have hands on experience in oilfield mining and applications.
We are committed to provide top quality service at an affordable price to our clients.
Iscosa has been in business since 1976 and has never had need to enter into litigation. Our approach is to enter into contracts that clearly define our obligations and responsibilities, where we consider there to be an exposure we will insure the risk at our own expense. Iscosa are full members of the Cape Town chamber of commerce and the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Our policy is simply to work in such a way that we have no accidents, that no harm shall come to people and to protect the environment.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Total integrity is the foundation on which this company has been built. The Shareholders will not condone bribery and corruption at any level and such practices are strictly prohibited notwithstanding the consequences. Iscosa conforms to the World Marketing Association’s “Code of Ethics”

PROCUREMENT
The company’s database contains thousands of South African suppliers offering several million different items, Iscosa’s team of specialist buyers has the necessary skills to do price/quality evaluations on the basis of “suitable for purpose” and are all experienced in the supply chain management.
Within the procurement cycle, we provide the following services

  • Soliciting quotations
  • Inspection of goods
  • Inventory management
  • Packaging
  • Preparation of export shipping documents
  • Freight forwarding
  • Land, sea or air freight
  • Insurance
  • Supply chain management
  • Lead Times, order-Status, Tracking
  • Sailing Schedules
  • Ship and Aircraft charters

PROTOCOL SUPPORT
The company offers at very reasonable rates, protocol support and assistance to its client’s personnel visiting South Africa. This service includes airport meetings, making hotel arrangements, obtaining visa’s and generally assisting with travel related matters. Iscosa also attends to crew change services when contracts declare that Johannesburg be used as a hub.

MEDICAL SUPPORT SERVICE
Iscosa has established very close ties with M.R.I, S.O.S and other medical rescue organisations. Iscosa assists with post medivac requirements such as meetings and assisting next of kin, we maintain constant communication with the parties associated with emergencies. Non-emergencies are handled as directed by the client.

LOGISTICS SUPPORT
Iscosa has a team of experienced logistic support people capable of evaluating supply lines and routes of transport. Iscosa organises air and sea charters.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING SUPPORT SERVICES
South Africa has several institutions through which special skills training can be acquired. When briefed Iscosa will investigate and advise clients on what is available and if the advice is accepted put in place a total support system for the trainees.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Iscosa can procure rental equipment from supply houses if so required.

SUPPLY OF SKILLED CONTRACT LABOUR
Iscosa has access to a diverse range of skilled artisans with oil exploration industry experience and are capable of providing suitable skills to supplement an operator’s normal requirements.

REFURBISHMENT SERVICES
South Africa is a technologically advanced industrialized country and Iscosa can arrange specialised repairs to oilfield tubular, stabilizers, cross over subs and blow out preventers. Iscosa utilises outside contractors to rewind and repair a variety of electric motors and alternators and to rebuild Caterpillar, Deutz, Detroit Diesel and Mercedes Benz engines with factory rebuild warranties.

ISCOSA CODE OF CONDUCT
Our code of conduct defines what we stand for and believe in, documenting the uncompromisingly high ethical standards our company has upheld since its founding in 1976. This code helps ISCOSA employees put the values and principles expressed in it into action every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors and actions that support our values and integrity.

HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity and ethical behavior. We tell the truth. We promise only what we can reasonably expect to deliver. We strive to keep our commitments. Our company’s stakeholders, customers, those with whom we do business and our fellow employees must be able to trust what we say and to believe that we will always keep our word.

BUSINESS ETHICS
Total integrity is the foundation on which this company has been built. The Directors and Shareholders will not condone bribery and corruption at any level and such practices are strictly prohibited notwithstanding the consequences. In conducting its business affairs, Iscosa conforms to the world marketing association’s “code of Ethics” and are signatories to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

EXCELLENCE
We set and achieve ambitious goals. The quality in our services reflects the pride we take in what we do and what we make possible. We are passionate about people, process and service excellence. We are determined to serve our customers through innovation, continuous improvement, an intense focus on customer needs with a sense of urgency. For us, excellence is not only value; it’s a discipline and a means of making the world a better place.

TEAMWORK
We help each other succeed. We are a team, sharing our unique talents to help those with whom we work, live and serve. The diverse thinking and decision-making of our people strengthen our team. We know that by working together, we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone.

COMMITMENT
We embrace our responsibilities. Individually, and collectively we make meaningful commitments, first to each other, and then to those with whom we work, live and serve. We understand and focus on the needs of our customers. We are responsible members of our communities who are dedicated to safety, care for our environment, and manage our business ethically.