Fa­malco − young and ma­ture

The Malta Business Weekly - - COMPANY NEWS -

The Fa­malco Group is proudly on the verge of cel­e­brat­ing its 24th an­niver­sary since be­ing set up by the three Mal­lia brothers who back in 1994, through the port­man­teau FA (first two let­ters from “fam­ily”), MAL (first three let­ters from “Mal­lia”) and CO (first two let­ters from “com­pany”), set up this trad­ing, ser­vices and in­vest­ment Fa­malco or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The Mal­lia sib­lings, namely San­dro, Her­mann and Eti­enne in­her­ited their busi­ness acu­men from their fa­ther and grand­fa­ther who ran a hum­ble fruit store along the busy Ta’ Liesse Hill in Val­letta, lo­cated on the Grand Har­bour wa­ter­front.

Thanks to their en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit, the di­rec­tors brought back the third-gen­er­a­tion fruit trad­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by set­ting up an im­por­ta­tion and fruit trad­ing busi­ness, namely Fruit­land Com­pany, which as at to­day has grown even be­yond the Mal­tese shores.

In 1995, the Group wel­comed Fahren­heit Freight For­warders to lead its Lo­gis­tics Busi­ness Unit. This new ad­di­tion fo­cused heav­ily its in­vest­ment in tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled and dry van road haulage grow­ing to what is to­day the syn­ony­mous aqua ma­rine liv­ery trucks and trail­ers that we fre­quently meet both on the Mal­tese and main­land Europe roads.

Start­ing with the im­por­ta­tion, rentals and leas­ing of fort-lift trucks, the Group ven­tured into what to­day is known as the Mo­bil­ity Busi­ness Unit, in­cor­po­rat­ing the SsangYong dis­trib­u­tor­ship fran­chise for Malta and Ire­land to­gether with the lo­cal deal­er­ship and af­ter-mar­ket of pre­mium mo­tor­cy­cle brands like Har­ley-David­son, KTM and Husq­varna.

Through­out the years, Fa­malco Group boldly took op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­vest in di­ver­si­fied busi­ness in­ter­ests. As of this year, the Group formed an ag­gre­gate of busi­ness units in­volved in fresh pro­duce trad­ing, lo­gis­tics, in­vest­ment part­ner­ships, prop­erty de­vel­op­ment, real es­tate ser­vices, re­tail and hospi­tal­ity, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, mo­bil­ity, busi­ness so­lu­tions, earth­worx, en­ergy and en­gi­neer­ing.

“Our di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion is one of our strong­est as­sets. Man­ag­ing ven­tures in a num­ber of sec­tors is by no means an easy task, but through the strong foun­da­tions we’ve laid over the years, and the great em­ploy­ees we’ve got back­ing us, our fu­ture is look­ing brighter than ever,” stated Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment direc­tor and co-founder Her­mann Mal­lia.

Man­ag­ing these ex­cit­ing unique prospects, while still find­ing time to in­vest re­sources in the well­be­ing of their es­sen­tial di­ver­si­fied work­force is the rea­son Fa­malco Group has been suc­cess­fully grow­ing over the years. “We’ve still got the same young men­tal­ity we’ve al­ways had, even among our sea­soned vet­er­ans. We have the de­sire and hunger to keep grow­ing and in­no­vat­ing. Through these last 24 years, we have only built the foun­da­tions,” fin­ished the Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment direc­tor.

If you feel you have the core val­ues that fit Fa­malco’s DNA, that is “hon­esty, hum­ble­ness and hunger to grow” feel free to give us a call as we wel­come any­one who has ei­ther an en­tre­pre­neur­ial or in­trapreneurial spirit to join us.

Call Fa­malco’s Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Unit on (+356) 2339 2339 or visit www.Fa­malco.Net from where you can ad­dress us an email with your thoughts and feed­back.

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