Written by: Simone Talarico

Operations in the development, engineering and real estate markets. The history of Grupo Thá’s tradition began 119 years ago in Curitiba, in the state of Paraná. Since then, the company has constructed more than 6 million sq. meters of total area in the execution of public works, real estate (residential, commercial, gated communities, etc.), industrial projects and, in recent decades, in developing its own real estate projects and service provision.

After more than a century of being family-run, the group’s three business units – Thá Incorporadora (“Thá Development”), Thá Engenharia (“Thá Engineering”) and “Thá Imobiliária” (“Thá Real Estate”) underwent a management professionalization process. In 2012, the stock ownership control of Grupo Thá was taken over by the American investment fund, Equity International Management.

Currently, Grupo Thá continues to be focused on the development and engineering sectors. Thá Incorporações operates in the southern region of the country. Its projects are located in Londrina and Curitiba in the state of Paraná as well as in the cities of Joinville and Cambiriú, in Santa Catarina. The objective of this branch of the company is to expand its operations in this region and to launch a project in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, by the end of 2014. Imobiliária Thá, whose majority partner is Lopes Consultoria de Imóveis, is an offshoot of the developer.

Thá Engenharia operates in the execution of the group’s own projects and provides engineering services to third-party firms throughout Brazil. It is focused on industrial projects, shopping centers, retail stores, hospitals, universities and the construction of residential and commercial buildings. “Among our strategic partners in this segment, Rossi and Tecnisa stand out”, emphasizes the Executive Director of the Group, Roberto Braz Thá.

In 2011 and 2012, revenue figures were balanced; 50% came from each of the group’s two companies. However, in 2013 development was responsible for 60% of total revenues. “Our objective is to grow a little in development and we are already launching an increased number of development projects”, the executive says.

Read Our Digital Report

Click Here to Read





Employee training is one way of guaranteeing access to qualified labor. “To get around the big challenge faced by most Brazilian builders, a lack of labor, we have invested in training. We like to work with interns who eventually graduate and continue working for the company,” says the Executive Director. The company offers personnel qualification courses, with 12 modules, specific to construction engineers, in partnership with an institution in Curitiba. Training courses for operations personnel – including carpenters, bricklayers, etc – are also carried out in partnership with Sesi (Brazilian Industrial Social Services) and Senai (National Service for Industrial Training).

“We like to establish long-term contracts with suppliers, such that it is a win-win relationship for both parties. The suppliers win with increased volumes and we win by getting to work with suppliers who treat us like their main client,” he concludes.

Other Companies

EEI Corporation

EEI Corporation: Digital transformation in construction

Read Report
MTR Corporation Limited

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation makes navigating our cities smarter, more efficient, and more digital than ever

Read Report

DC BLOX: serving locally, connecting globally

Read Report

Star2Star: creating scalable enterprise communications, collaboration, and integration solutions

Read Report
Mircom Group of Companies

Mircom Group’s digital transformation of real estate

Read Report
Indosat Ooredoo

Indosat Ooredoo: modernising legacy infrastructure

Read Report

Chayora: building hyperscale data centres in China

Read Report
Sify Technologies

Sify Technologies: enabling digital India

Read Report
Stockholm Data Parks

Stockholm Data Parks: making the modern sustainable city

Read Report
PCL Construction

PCL Construction: transformation through people and culture

Read Report
Nordex Group

Nordex Group: digital transformation in energy

Read Report
CEMEX Ventures

CEMEX Ventures: fostering a revolution in construction

Read Report

Siemens Smart Infrastructure: establishing a new normal

Read Report
Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems: resilience in flexibility

Read Report
University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia: Building an extraordinary educational experience

Read Report
Australian Crane & Machinery (ACM)

Australian Cranes & Machinery: Supporting the present and future needs of the construction industry

Read Report
James L Williams Middle East

James L Williams Middle East: The region’s top MEP contractor

Read Report
Schüco Middle East

How Schüco uses technology to stay ahead of the construction competition

Read Report
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly: Water treatment. First class

Read Report
DavisReed Construction

davisREED constructs new Napa Valley hotel, due to open June 2018

Read Report

Read the latest issue

Click Here to Read