Who Is MPW?

It was clear to Simone Giuricich in 1938 that there was a real need for a forward-thinking and reliable plumbing company in South Africa, which is why he established Modern Plumbing Works (MPW). The key to Giuricich’s success was his absolute commitment to quality – a legacy which remains to this day. In the 1970s MPW began to diversify to work on large-scale construction projects, rapidly becoming one of the biggest construction plumbing companies in the region.

Two of the founder’s sons – Anthony, a professional engineer, and Luigi, a qualified Chartered Accountant – are still involved in the business.

As time has passed we have grown to become one of the most highly-regarded construction plumbing businesses in Southern Africa, offering our clients a genuine turnkey solution; from design and supply, our innovative prefabrication and installation to the repair and maintenance of all domestic and commercial plumbing systems – we take care of all your plumbing needs.

Why Use MPW

The key to our success is our guarantee of quality workmanship. We are committed to maintaining our well-deserved reputation for outstanding service, which is why we take great pride in our staff and ensure that they receive the highest level of training possible. This also enables us to be pioneers in our field, which includes developing our own software and utilizing the most innovative industry specific software to track our projects, resources and procurement.

Our proven track record and long-standing relationships with major construction companies in South Africa are a direct result of our professionalism, reliability and competitive pricing. On-site quality assurance is also a critical aspect of our service; we comply with all SABS and SANS codes and issue certificates of compliance (COCs) upon the completion of each project. We have been a member of Master Builders South Africa for over 68 years, are a proud member of the Institute of Plumbers South Africa (IOPSA), and are keen supporters of the Plumbing Industries Registration Board (PIRB).

We have the experience and capacity to undertake projects throughout Africa.

View our extensive portfolio of construction projects, all of which have been approved by developers, architects and engineers.


Every aspect of our business is guided by our four core values:

We will not compromise on quality and always aim to exceed expectations on all installations and services.

Our team is not afraid to explore the unknown and the untried in order to offer our clients the best in plumbing technology and solutions.

We are obsessed with commitment and reliability – If we say we will be there…we WILL be there.

GrowthWe grow people
Since 1938 we have remained focused on and committed to the personal growth of every individual in our team.

The Team

Anthony Giuricich – Director
Anthony is a professional engineer and has been with the company for 41 years. His interest, experience and skills lie in the expansion and development of the business including forward thinking and pioneering plumbing methods and streamlining of the operations.

Luigi Giuricich – Group Financial Director
Luigi is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has been in the construction and property development industry since 1990. Luigi is responsible for overseeing the financial wellbeing of the business.

Lawrence Kleiman – Director (MPW Cape)
Lawrence began his career with Modern Plumbing Works as an apprentice 25 years ago and never left. In 1997 he was transferred to Cape Town and is now the Director of MPW Cape. He is responsible for the expansion of the company in the Cape and the day-to-day operations.

Jonathan Destombes – Contracts Manager
Jonathan joined MPW in 2007 as a site foreman and was promoted to contracts manager in 2012. He is responsible for managing contracts in South Africa and Africa. Jonathan is a perfectionist and this is clearly evident in the level of workmanship produced by his teams.

Abdullah  Isaacs – Contracts Manager (MPW Cape)
Abdullah started work with Modern Plumbing Works since 2013.  Abdullah has over 35 years of experience in the plumbing industry.  Abdullah hold a valuable role in managing the day to day running of our site and managing and controlling contracts of various sizes throughout Cape Town.

Olev Taim – Financial Manager
Olev is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has been with the company for over 10 years. His responsibilities include finances and administration.

Lesiba Mailula – Prefabrication Manager
Lesiba began his journey with MPW in 2006 as a site agent and was promoted to divisional manager of our prefabrication division in 2011. Lesiba and his team are responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of plumbing frames and pipework.

Glenn Erasmus – Quantity Surveyor
Glenn joined the MPW team in 2010 and is responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of each contract. Glenn and his team are also tasked with tendering, project costing and claims.

Karl Bareiter  – Quantity Surveyor (MPW Cape)
Karl is a qualified plumber and received his diploma in quantity surveying in 1991.  Karl has been employed by Modern Plumbing Cape since 2005.  He is responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of each contract and is also tasked with tendering, project costing and claims.

Ryan De Jager – Maintenance Manager
Ryan joined MPW in 2005 and spent several years as a foreman. He was promoted to maintenance Manager in 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the highest standard of client service and for the growth of the division.


We are strong advocates for black economic empowerment and continuously strive to improve our BBBEE certification level. We place a specific emphasis on upskilling our staff across all functions.

View the BEE certificate for Modern Plumbing Works Johannesburg