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Lonrho holds investments in companies in 7 Sub-Saharan countries. The group is managed via offices in Johannesburg, London and Mauritius and structured through two divisions:


The manufacture and distribution of food and beverage products, as well as transport of such products into, across and out of Africa.

Market Expansion Services (MES)
Provides established brands a route to growth in new or existing African markets at a lower cost and reduced risk through the provision of local infrastructure, networks and expertise.

Atlantis Foods is the largest independent frozen seafood import, trading and distribution company in South Africa servicing leading wholesalers, retailers and food service companies.

It also benefits from a strategic partnership with the third largest seafood processing factory in South Africa, facilitating the filleting, portioning, crumbing, coating and smoking of seafood products.

The business (previously known as Supapackers) was founded fifteen years ago as a seafood processing and trading operation. Lonrho’s original investment in 2015 occurred through the sale and merger of Lonrho’s seafood retail business Oceanfresh and wholesale trading business Fish On Line to Atlantis Foods. Since then the business has acquired Breco Seafoods, a highly successful trading competitor in 2017.

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South Africa

Lonrho Logistics offers comprehensive import/export, freight forwarding and logistical management solutions to importers and exporters around South Africa.

For over 50 years Lonrho Logistics has amassed a wealth of experience in cold chain management and we were consecutively listed as the top IATA Forwarding Agent until the publication was discontinued by IATA in 2004.

Over the years the company has worked hard to develop and nurture longstanding relationships with the airlines which operate to and from South Africa to ensure that clients receive a quality service at the best possible price.

Lonrho Logistics offices and warehouses are strategically located close to airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and George. These bases enable the company to offer clients a speedy and efficient service using our integrated network which extends across Southern Africa.

Lonrho Logistics a member of IATA and an Accredited Regulated Agent with CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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South Africa & Zimbabwe

Big Bottling Company holds the exclusive rights to bottle and distribute the beverage products developed by AJE, one of the largest multinational beverage companies.

AJE is strongly committed to ‘democratising consumption’, reaching out to new consumer groups and providing them with access to high quality products at fair prices.

In addition to its flagship brand, BIG Cola, the company's product portfolio is complemented with brands in the water and juices categories, as well as hydrating and energy drinks.

Lonrho participated with a consortium of investors in 2018 to acquire the local Nigerian bottling operations from AJE as well as providing capital to expand production capacity.

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The Lonrho Machinery Group specialises in Selling capital investment goods and after markets services in eight countries through the LonAgro brand.

LonAgro are the official dealer and service agents for several international machinery brands in; Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania, together with a joint venture in Ethiopia.

Our key brands are John Deere and BELL and our focus is on providing world class machinery and after market support to the agriculture, construction, forestry and mining sectors.

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Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia (joint venture)

Complete Enterprise Solutions is an Information Technology solutions company specialising in IT infrastructure, communication and security. Since its inception, CES has been developing and endorsing the principle of outsourced network management as the most logical option for organisations and companies looking to optimize their IT investment.

Deciding to outsource the design and implementation of the company’s IT infrastructure and then the day-to-day, on-line monitoring and management of networks can dramatically reduce IT costs. This reduction in cost translates to an ongoing management benefit; allowing our clients to concentrate on their core business operations and not on IT.

The company has been developing this model for over 20 years and has thus acquired an extensive expertise in the recurring IT concerns of the small, medium and large enterprise. These include how to measure the return on IT Investment; analysing and understanding control of costs; understanding what benefit technology can add to their business and attracting and maintaining skilled consultants necessary to run their networks.

This expertise and know-how has been attained in an emerging African environment where the barriers to entry for enterprises and organizations have been high. At the same time, there is a keen recognition that there is an uncompromising necessity for reliable IT solutions. This is one of the management cornerstones on which CES has been established.

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Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The Luba Freeport is a Lonrho held (63% share ownership) and managed deep-water port on the island of Bioko.  This facility is a 'one stop shop' for businesses looking to gain access in West Africa's growing and lucrative gas and oil market.

Given the port's status as a Freeport in respect to custom duties on material imported into the zone and in transit for countries outside of Equatorial Guinea, and its central geographical location, it makes Luba Freeport a unique choice for a West African regional hub.

The port is in the fortunate position to be surrounded by open land as opposed to being "city locked" as is the case for many African ports. This allows for cost effective storage and further plans for expansion without major impact on the surrounding community.

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Equatorial Guinea (Biko Island)

BCG is a distributor of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (‘FMCG’) for international, regional and local principals, such as Beiersdorf (Nivea), Lindt, Ferrero, Lucky Star, Premier Food and Duracell, to name but a few. BCG has in-country distribution capabilities in Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi and indirectly, Zimbabwe, with logistics capabilities based out of South Africa. BCG is fully equipped to manage both ambient products (through Brands Africa) and temperature controlled or perishable products (through Brands Fresh)

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Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia