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About Us

Who we are

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 Legacy Foundation, the South African state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Bacarac Trading 91 (Pty) Limited, Women Investment Portfolio Forestry 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.

Westfalia Fruit

With the largest avocado-growing footprint in the world, Westfalia Fruit is recognised as the ‘Avocado Experts’, not only growing its own fruit but also sourcing, ripening, packing, processing and marketing quality avocados year-round. The multinational Group now markets a more comprehensive range of quality fruit from across the globe, making full use of its vertically integrated supply chain to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. Westfalia Fruit is the supplier of choice to both retail and wholesale customers, who are served from sales offices in the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America and Southern Africa.