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Hans Merensky Holdings
HMH is a renewable bio-resource company with vertically-integrated value chains.
Its operations Merensky Timber and Westfalia Fruit are wholly owned.


Hans Merensky Holdings (HMH) was established nearly 70 years ago.  Its head office is located in Parktown, Johannesburg, in South Africa. A privately-held company, its shareholders include the Hans Merensky Foundation, the South African state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC),  International Finance Corporation (IFC), Vuka Forestry Holdings (Pty) Limited, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Pty) Limited and HMH staff.

The HMH Group 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 are implemented 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.

Merensky Timber is a leading player in South African forestry and lumber processing, and Westfalia Fruit is one of the leading suppliers of avocados and other fresh fruit and processed products to customers around the world.