Our aim is to simplify life for our customers by passionately committing to help them overcome their challenges. We do this best by working together as a team and creating strong relationships. How do we do this?
Simply, reliably and fast
We constantly seek to simplify what we do.
We have over 30 years of experience and do what we say we will.
Our team is prepared, focused and empowered.
A foundation to everyday life at Almar, are our Values.These values are:
To authentically partner we need to understand our partners, ask questions and listen, learn from them, teach them, challenge them and appreciate them. We treat everyone as equal and work together to solve.
We act with integrity, always doing what we believe is right and thus we have nothing to hide. We know that solid relationships are built on a clear sense of expectation and complete honesty. When expectations are not met, we do what it takes to make it right.
We are passionate about everything we do and committed to delivering the best we can in every situation.
Always with clarity of intent, we are empowered to act quickly and to adapt in order to effectively solve. We remain agile by constantly reflecting and learning and never becoming complacent.
Our roots are grounded in the simplest form solving the most complex challenges. We constantly seek to simplify, be it through new products, how customers can talk to us and the practical solutions we offer.
Almar was established by Managing Director, Alistair Forbes, with the core business of leasing and trading containers from the head office in South Africa.
The first international office is setup in Dubai.
The Almar footprint is extended to Brazil.
Almar opens up across 4 continents with an office in India.
The product range is extended beyond shipping containers with the introduction of the flatpack modular accommodation unit.
Almar begins inroads into the offshore O&G industry with the launch of it's DNV2.7-1 certified containers and baskets.
An African focus is developed with the establishment of an Almar office in Mombasa, Kenya.
Almar extends its focus into Africa and opens offices in Luanda, Angola and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Almar broadens its Kenyan operation, opening up the East African head office in Nairobi. The operations in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam are also extended to offer a full spectrum of services including genset and reefer rental as well as container conversions
The economic climate in Brazil and Angola forces a closure of these operations, enabling Almar to focus on the rapidly expanding East African market, and the establishment of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Almar looks to extend it’s footprint in East Africa, with operations opening in Kampala, Uganda.
Almar introduces ISO Tanks as a new product offering, thereby extending the range across all ISO container types including Dry Containers, Refrigerated Containers, Bitutainers, Flatracks and Open Tops.
Almar opens an additional site in Nairobi and builds a containerised head office.
Almar launches a new corporate identity.
The introduction of the customised refrigeration container offering a single phase modular cold room solution takes place.
Almar moves it’s head office to 50 St Andrews Drive in Durban North.