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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.

Merensky Timber

Leader in Sustainable Forestry Management.
A sustainable supply of lumber from own and managed plantations is a sustainable competitive advantage for suppliers in the southern African industry and further afield.

Westfalia Fruit

The avocado experts.
Westfalia Fruit is a multinational, 12-months-of-the-year supplier of fresh fruit and related products to international markets.

About Us

HMH is an integrated group, managing the entire value chain – from seedling trees to the delivery of products to the market. 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.

HMH Subsidiaries

Merensky Timber

A sustainable supply of lumber from own and managed plantations is a sustainable competitive advantage for…

Westfalia Fruit

A sustainable supply of avocados, other fruit and related products from orchards controlled or managed by a…

The Founder

Dr Hans Merensky (1871-1952)
Pioneer of sustainability

Sustainable Practices

Sustainability is dependent on managing the relationships with all stakeholders in a responsible manner for a successful long-term future. HMH continues to strike a careful balance between creating value for shareholders and playing a crucial role in the development and wellbeing of the communities and economies that it impacts. Ensuring the most positive possible impact…