Westfalia is part of the HMH Group
Hans Merensky Holdings (HMH) is a leading vertically-integrated producer, distributor and marketer of a wide range of agricultural and timber products and services. The Company comprises several distinct businesses that serve niche fruit sectors, particularly avocados, as well as hardwood and Pine timber markets.
HMH employs approximately 5,500 people across its operating geographies, generating consolidated revenue in 2016 of R9bn from operations located in the
Netherlands, Austria, South Africa, Mozambique, USA, Chile, Peru and Colombia.
The Company was founded in 1949 by Dr Hans Merensky, and has since established a strong track record in the horticultural and timber sectors. Through sustained long-term investment in its owned, quality plantations and fruit orchards, HMH has gained scale and realised value from its globally recognised in-house R&D capability and established value chain management.
A privately-owned company headquartered in Parktown, South Africa, HMH’s net asset value has grown significantly, reaching R3.2bn in 2016. Its shareholders include the Hans Merensky Foundation, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Vuka Forestry Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Pty) Ltd, and HMH staff.
HMH is committed to the principles of sustainable business that is socially and environmentally responsible, and the principles of hygienic and safe food processing and fair human resource management principles are upheld throughout. Compliance with global standards of sound production and distribution practices is rigorous, while a deep commitment to scientific research and practical innovation is fundamental to its continued success.