ENR ranks Zutari as top International Design Firm in Africa

14 September 2020
Being ranked number one in the Top 225 International Design Firm Rankings for Africa, published by US magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR), demonstrates the value that a local player brings to the table, as well as being able to compete against the best. “It is important to note that an African management-owned company has received this accolade, ahead of listed and large international players on the continent,” comments Zutari CEO Dr. Gustav Rohde.
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The 2020 ENR rating also vindicates Zutari’s experience and understanding of the challenges faced on the continent. “It showcases our substantial expertise base to drive execution locally. We do not have to look to the US or UK to supplement our capability, as do our competitors,” adds Dr. Rohde.

What is critical for success on the continent is forming partnerships with global companies. “Our ENR ranking shows that we are a serious player in this region, and the perfect partner for those working across this proud continent. Our ranking is a reference of our credibility, size and capability. So this is an important tribute to us for both our clients and our partners,” highlights Dr. Rohde.

Zutari, formerly known as Aurecon, has been participating in the ENR rankings for the past 15 years. The first time it was in the Top Ten was in 2011. This is the ninth year it made the Top Ten and the first time it clinched the number one spot. “Every year has seen us moving up the ranks. It is an enviable position to be in. Our ranking is testament to our continued commitment to the continent, whilst some others have reduced their activities here,” notes Dr. Rohde.

Dr. Rohde stresses that ENR is probably the most credible ranking organisation globally for the consulting engineering industry. “We typically use it when we reference and look at competitors, partners and other players in the market.”

The ranking is based on fee value, which is the value or revenue generated by the company itself. “Obviously, this is the same for Zutari as it was for Aurecon in Africa over the years. This recognition is a proud moment for all of us,” concludes Dr. Rohde.


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About Zutari

As engineering consultants and trusted advisors, Zutari co-creates an engineered impact that enables environments, communities and economies to thrive. Few others can match our local capacity, long-standing presence and understanding of the challenges required to operate successfully across various regions in Africa.

We have created an impact across Africa for the past 88 years (1932 to 2020) and remain committed to this continent, making us the perfect partner to those less familiar with working in Africa. We are experienced in international projects and our Global Design Centres allow us to bring world-class solutions to our clients.

As a private management-owned company, our commitment is true and we have vested interest in our clients’ success. Our strong relationships allow us to connect the right expertise, processes and resources to match client’s needs and bring stakeholders that have shared interests together.

We blend the old and the new. We have moved beyond traditional engineering and work collaboratively to integrate technical and creative thinking. This process of co-creation allows us to unearth new opportunities with our clients and partners.

Zutari’s broad collective of in-house, industry-recognised engineering consultants and trusted advisors provide seamless and integrated delivery. This unique ability to offer scaled engagement allows Zutari to solve complex challenges more efficiently.

Grounded in digital engineering, we continuously deliver better results.

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