Divisions

Property

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP)

12.8% ownership
Kenya

Since we founded ALP in 2016 it has grown to become the largest quality warehousing and logistics park business in Sub-Saharan Africa. ALP Nairobi north is Kenya’s first international standard logistics and distribution centre, with 47,000sqm of grade-A standard warehousing. It is the first in Africa to achieve World Bank EDGE building sustainability certification. Construction has begun on ALP Nairobi West, which has planning approval for a 100,000sqm logistics and distribution complex – the largest in East Africa.

Mining

Commoner Mine

80% ownership
Zimbabwe

In 2013, in partnership with managing director David May, Maris invested in a group of 32 mining blocks covering 5 mines, which had laid dormant since the 1980’s: Bee Mine, Bee Eater Mine, Pamela Mine, Commoner Mine and Welcome Back Mine. The largest mine, Commoner, produced over 4 tonnes of gold during its working lifetime. We have rehabilitated the infrastructure and an open pit mining operation has re-commenced.

Property

Corporate Accommodation Acacia Village

54% ownership
South Sudan

Acacia is a 36-room apart-hotel in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and is the leading long-stay complex for corporate and NGO clients. It has consistently been rated No1 on Trip Advisor, offering a peaceful location on the outskirts of the city, luxury facilities, and a suite of fully serviced offices.

Property

Corporate Accommodation Kaia Village

100% ownership
Mozambique

Kaia, in Pemba, Northern Mozambique, is the largest of our bespoke, serviced accommodation facilities, with 48 serviced apartments. Pemba is the logistic’s hub for Mozambique’s offshore oil and gas exploration. The complex is built to the highest health, safety, and security specifications, catering primarily for multinational Oil & Gas industry clients.

Property

Corporate Accommodation Mulitani

100% ownership
Mozambique

Mulitani is a 70 room development of two- and three bedroom houses, providing long-term accommodation in Tete, Mozambique’s mining centre. With landscaped gardens backing onto the Zambezi River, a gym, 20 meter pool and 24 hour security it is the preferred option for blue-chip, international companies.

Renewables

Equator Energy

70% ownership
Kenya

Equator Energy is the largest industrial and commercial solar power provider in East Africa, servicing clients in five countries. We provide fully integrated renewable energy systems which pay for themselves, requiring no investment by the client. Our solution range from simple grid-tied systems, to solar-diesel hybrid systems, to fully autonomous off-grid systems. Our plants’ peak-power output and total energy production are carefully matched to the clients’ needs.

Services

Equator Equipamentos

100% ownership
Mozambique

Maris set up EE in 2012, to service resource sector clients in remote locations across Africa. The company is based in Northern Mozambique, a region set to see billions of dollars of investment over the next decade as construction starts to bring gas reserves in the Rovuma basin online. EE provides a range of services for major oil & gas and engineering companies, including construction machinery rental, accommodation and catering.

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Equatoria Teak Company

85% ownership 
South Sudan

ETC and sister company Green Environ Teak Company (50% ownership) are South Sudan’s leading sustainable plantations and Africa’s second largest teak grower with 2,200 ha of planted teak. ETC has recently expanded its operations to include coffee production through a large scale out-grower network, in partnership with FAO South Sudan, Hummingbird Action for Peace and Development, and ICCO Cooperation. We are in the process of expanding our planted area of teak to over 5,000 ha.  

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Evergreen Fresh

100% ownership

Evergreen Fresh was formed in 2021 with a vision of consistently delivering the highest quality fruits, herbs and vegetables to the Nairobi retail and food service sectors. The company sources its produce from the Evergreen Herbs and Majestic Mushrooms farms and is in the process of developing a reliable out grower network. 

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Evergreen Herbs

100% ownership 
Kenya

In 2020 we started Evergreen Herbs Limited, a leading grower and exporter of fresh, cut herbs from East Africa. We specialise in providing a broad range of high-quality herbs, throughout the year from our two farms, near Nairobi.  We also produce a range of high-quality vegetables for the local market.

Mining

Karebe Mine

80% ownership
Kenya

Karebe Gold Mining Limited is Kenya’s only operating gold mine and includes three separate sites: Equatorial, Rock Corry and Boma Mines. KGML has grown to nearly 300 employees and is one of the largest private sector employers in the region. Over 90% of KGML employees are from the local area.

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Majestic Mushrooms

20% ownership

Majestic Mushrooms Ltd was incorporated in 2019 and is located next to Lake Naivasha. Our highly experienced team employ the most innovative and modern growing technologies to produce a wide variety of fresh mushrooms for the Kenyan market.

Renewables

Meta Electric

100% ownership
Kenya

Meta Electric is a business-to-business sales and leasing company focused on electric commercial vehicles. Meta Electric is an industry pioneer and one of the first Kenyan companies to go to market with an electric vehicle (EV). This represents an exciting opportunity to seed the Kenyan market with EVs at an early stage and build the required capacity to support the e-mobility revolution in Africa.  The lease program allows business owners to operate fleets of EVs without incurring the high buy-in costs.

Services

META Group

50% ownership
Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, DRC, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya

META Group is the exclusive distributor of JCB construction equipment in Angola, Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda. Beyond these countries, the group also operates in Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and DRC trading a variety of new and used construction equipment brands, as well as concreting equipment from Schwing Stetter and materials handling equipment from Baoli (part of the KION Group). The Group also represents other products such as Cummins, Fleetguard, Hyundai and Elgi. 

Property

Mozambique Managed Offices

75% ownership
Mozambique

MMO is the first and largest provider of world-class serviced and managed offices in Maputo, Mozambique, providing executive services to top-tier multinational companies. Since opening the first offices in 2012 MMO has expanded to three centres in premium locations across Maputo.

Property

OSS Mozambique

100% ownership
Mozambique

OSS operates a portfolio of industrial parks and high quality warehousing in Mozambique’s key logistics hubs: Maputo, Nacala, Palma, Pemba and Tete. Our best-in-class facilities house a range of functions, from storage to testing laboratories. Clients include major international mining, construction, agribusiness, logistics and engineering companies.

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Rungwe Avocado Company

83% ownership Tanzania

Rungwe Avocado Company, a subsidiary of leading Tanzanian plantation company TATEPA, is one of the largest producers of avocados in Tanzania. We have an extensive network of outgrower farmers, whom we have supported with training, extension services and links to the premium-priced export market.

Renewables

Suma Hydro

30% ownership
Tanzania

The Suma  3,8 MW Hydro & Rural Electrification Project, currently under construction, is a joint venture between Rift Valley Energy, TATEPA and AgDevCo. It will be a run-of-river hydro power plant enabling the neighbouring tea industry to reduce reliance on costly and polluting back-up diesel generators. The main off-taker will be Tanzania’s National Utility with an opportunity to directly connect clusters of local rural housing and small businesses to the national grid main line. 

Mining

Venice Mine Complex

90% ownership 
Zimbabwe

Venice Mine Complex holds 106 mining blocks covering approximately 2,660 hectares. It has extensive underground and surface infrastructure and over 100 years of recorded production. Since acquiring Venice in 2015 we have embarked on a phased redevelopment of the main Venice mine and its satellites, including significant investment in new infrastructure. A Carbon in Leach tailings retreatment operation has commenced, to treat the 2.1 mil­lion tons of tailings material.

Agriculture | Food | Forestry

Wakulima Tea Company

56% ownership

Wakulima Tea Company is the tea business of leading Tanzanian plantation company TATEPA. It is Tanzania’s second largest tea producer and Maris’ biggest employer with over 1000 employees. We manage 308 ha of tea estates, but source the majority of our green leaf from a network of over 12,000 outgrower smallholder farmers, who own 30% of the business and are also provided with extensive technical, financial and community support.

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