VBKOM was founded in 2008 by five mining engineers with a dream to make success a reality for mining businesses across the African continent. This would be achieved by establishing a highly skilled consultancy firm, positioned to deliver expert technical mining to pan-African clients.
Today, what distinguishes VBKOM from any other consultancy is how our expertise is delivered to clients. By travelling the road towards the client’s business goals together, every step of the way, VBKOM helps businesses both identify and seize opportunities.
Our early-stage success and growth unlocked various opportunities which enabled the company to enhance its initial mining engineering service offering. The strategic addition of key complementary services allowed the company to expand further and improve its client support.
In 2009, the VBKOM team again expanded through the addition of project and risk management services, as well as project support services – having recognised the mining sector’s need for this support. Today, the company offers the best project support services in the industry, allowing us to further serve our clients wherever and whenever they need it most.
Our team of consulting engineers in South Africa soon realised the need for growth outside the country to tackle mining problems further into Africa. In 2013, VBKOM established its second office in Windhoek, Namibia and has been making significant in-roads in the country ever since. A physical presence in this country enables the company to provide on-site services in and around Namibia.
In 2015 VBKOM opened its third office in Kathu in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, to provide operational support to our broad client base in the area. We are constantly driven to raise the bar on service delivery, and being 100% accessible to our clients is key.
Our shareholders are extremely proud of our ability to grow businesses through close client collaboration, and will continue to invest heavily to take the company to the next level. We remain committed to seeking out and identifying opportunities to expand our service offering and geographical footprint and in so doing, offer true value to clients in the mining and other capital-intensive industries.
VBKOM’s vision for the future is to increase the number of clients we help tenfold in the next ten years. This vision started in 2014 and is well underway.
We place great value on the quality of people that are employed at VBKOM. We recruit carefully, with the intention to retain only the best skills for long periods to ensure the best service continuity for our clients.