Grupo Martínez Hermanos is a clear example of how a small family company in Equatorial Guinea, from its start until today has reinvented itself, updating and adapting to the necessities of an increasingly complicated sector.
At present we can consider ourselves the first Spanish company in Equatorial Guinea. We have a wholesale establishment in Bata and Malabo, as well as shops in every city bordering Gabon and Cameroon. We have also recently built modern supermarkets with the latest technology which constitute the best in the country.
Our capacity in cold-storage and freezer chambers is around 7.000 tonnes in the city of Bata and 3.500 in Malabo, aimed at import, sale and distribution of fish, quartered poultry meat, pork, beef and several products for supermarkets.
In order to guarantee trade between Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the company has a boat with 600 T capacity and a fleet of 50 industrial vehicles.
For unloading at ports, as well as for the delivery among our clients, we have a fleet of more than 300 vehicles such as refrigerated trucks, platform trucks and others.
Taking into account market demand we have an oxygen factory with the latest technology from the United States which is at present the only one in the country.
As a consequence of the great development taking place in Equatorial Guinea at present, we are forced to reinvest part of our benefits on new infrastructure such as warehouses, houses for employees, cold-storage chambers and the diversification of areas apart from our main food business, in order to satisfy the demand of oxygen, acetylene and nitrogen, furniture, electronic products and industrial ironmongery such as high density pipes.
At present the company has finished the construction of a new industrial estate in Bata so we have 90.000 square metres of surface and 25.000 square metres for storage, all of it located less than 500 m. away from the main port of Bata. And in the city of Malabo we have two industrial estates: one for frozen goods and the other one combining frozen and dry goods. For this purpose we have 50.000 square metres of surface and 15.000 square metres for storage.