By Business Reporter
THE Frans Indongo Group (FIG) has launched with a new brand in the Namibian market with a new brand identity inclusive of a new logo after being in the market for six decades.
Dr Frans Indongo’s commitment to serving a greater purpose and the desire to transform the company from being owner-managed to a corporate-managed model was a personal goal of Dr Frans ‘Aupa’ Indongo (80) that was brought to life in 2006, when he employed a Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and changed the structure of the business, leading to the subsequent launch of a new brand position today.
As a community man who undertook many entrepreneurial ventures such as tree cutting, hunting, tailor, electrician, mechanic, and salesman on a bicycle, Dr. Indongo opened his first official shop in his own building in 1964. According to Dr. Indongo, he is very delighted and not concerned at all about what will happen with his businesses in the future:
“In all my years of achieving so many milestones, I realised that this was afforded to me by the grace of God, for which I am so grateful. I was given a seed, I planted it and now today we are looking to re-position this company in the Namibian market, after almost six decades,” he said.
Group Chief Executive, Kobus van Graan, reiterated that Dr. Indongo is a living example of how to create wealth and to be a catalyst for continuous economic growth in Namibia.
“With the introduction of new positioning of shape today-own tomorrow, we firstly honour the legacy of our founder and secondly announce that the Frans Indongo Group is to last beyond this generation, for the wellbeing of the company, our partners, our community and our nation,” he said.
The new positioning is grounded on Aupa Indongo’s timeless values of hard work, perseverance, discipline, humility and patriotism and aims to inspire their companies and the nation at large. The Frans Indongo Group of Companies is a leading and diversified investment business with interests in various industries including manufacturing and distribution, automotive, retail, property, farming, fisheries and hospitality.
These include: Bokomo Namibia; Tongaat Hulett Namibia, the leading sugar manufacture and distributor; Wispeco Namibia, a substantial manufacturer of garage doors, steel windows and door frames; Frans Indongo Lodge; Protea Hotel, Walvis Bay; Indongo Toyota and Hino Indongo; and Grain Carriers Namibia, a transport company that offers distribution services at competitive rates.
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