SGB-Cape Announces Strategic Partnership with ICR Group

26th February 2024


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SGB-Cape (, a renowned leader in industrial services, proudly announces a significant milestone in its 75th year of operation with the establishment of a strategic partnership with ICR Group (, a global provider of asset integrity solutions.

Mr. Ben Garrad, Managing Director of SGB-Cape, commented, “The collaboration is a perfect synergy, uniting SGB-Cape's longstanding market presence and profound understanding of the African industrial landscape with ICR's innovative solutions and international insights. SGB-Cape will serve as a key partner of ICR, solidifying its commitment to delivering unparalleled industrial services solutions.”

With a respected 75-year history in the industry, SGB-Cape has meticulously crafted a legacy of excellence, characterized by a profound understanding of the distinctive challenges and opportunities inherent in various African markets. This partnership with ICR is poised to harness SGB-Cape's extensive expertise, further elevating asset integrity management, corrosion protection, and inspection services.

Mr Scott Byers, Head of Business Development, Africa, at ICR, said:
“Welcoming SGB-Cape into the ICR partner network marks another significant step in our mission to deliver cutting-edge integrity solutions worldwide. Their strong presence across the African market is ideal for the rapid introduction of our advanced technologies into new sectors, locations and customers.
We are delighted to extend our reach by adding to our African partner network.”

TechnowrapTM represents a state-of-the-art composite repair system, providing innovative solutions for asset maintenance. QuickflangeTM offers weldless connections, without the need for traditional welding methods. Complementing this, SGB-Cape, the largest scaffolding company in Africa, offers an array of services such as rope access, corrosion protection, fabric maintenance and thermal insulation. The company's access expertise extends to QuikDeck, a rapid deployment system designed for efficiency and safety. Additionally, their corrosion protection services safeguard assets against the corrosive elements, while fabric maintenance ensures the longevity of structures. Thermal insulation further enhances the range of services, contributing to energy efficiency and operational optimization.

Key highlights of the partnership include:

1. African Partnership: SGB-Cape will be a key representative of ICR, providing clients with localized expertise and support. This collaboration ensures that clients in Africa have direct access to ICR's innovative solutions through a trusted and established partner.

2. 75 Years of Expertise: As SGB-Cape celebrates its 75th year of operation, the partnership with ICR signifies a forward-looking approach that combines decades of industry knowledge with cutting-edge technology. Clients can expect a seamless blend of tradition and innovation in the services provided.

3. Extensive Branch Network: SGB-Cape's vast network of branches will be instrumental in delivering efficient and timely services. This expansive infrastructure ensures that clients receive prompt and reliable support, no matter their location.

4. Comprehensive Asset Integrity Solutions: The partnership will offer a wide range of services, including composite repairs and weldless connections. Clients can benefit from the latest technologies and methodologies to ensure the longevity and reliability of their assets.

Mr. Garrad, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "This collaboration with ICR marks a significant chapter in our 75-year journey. We aim to set new standards in asset integrity management across Africa, providing our clients with unparalleled services and support."

About SGB-Cape: SGB-Cape is a leading industrial services provider with a rich history spanning 75 years. The company specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions in the areas of asset integrity, corrosion protection, and inspection services. With a vast network of branches across Africa, SGB-Cape is committed to providing reliable and innovative services to its clients.

About ICR Group: ICR is a global leader in asset integrity solutions, offering cutting-edge technologies and services to clients across various industries. With a focus on innovation and reliability, ICR is dedicated to ensuring the integrity and longevity of critical assets worldwide.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter



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