Symbolising Frans Indongo’s legacy, the Group is not only about the size of the organisation that originated from small beginnings, but it is about the number of people it positively impacts, the contribution it makes to the Namibian economy and the drive with which it pursues a life of purpose.
Proving that with the right vision and motivation small opportunities can be transformed into conglomerates, Frans Indongo Group invests in companies that provide the potential for sustainable wealth creation through growth, by embodying critical mass, good governance and inspired leadership.
The inauguration of the Frans Indongo Lodge on 1 November 2003. Dr Sam Nujoma congratulating Dr Frans Indongo on his latest acquisition.
The Group’s appetite for the retail sector resulted in a strategic drive to expand its investments in the automotive industry. From a very insignificant market share position, Indongo Toyota has not only become the Toyota market leader in Namibia, but also a Toyota dealership grouping that is recognised for performing on par with the very best Toyota dealerships in Southern Africa. Currently, customers can experience and benefit from the Indongo Toyota passion for excellence at dealerships in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and a new state-of-the-art dealership in Ongwediva. The Group has further invested in Hino Indongo, a successful truck dealership in Windhoek, to complement its current service offerings
In the hospitality industry, the Group owns the strategically positioned hotel and conference facility, Protea Hotel Walvis Bay, as well as the epitome of luxury in the heart of nature, the Frans Indongo Lodge.
The Group purports that success is not only defined by how much money the company generates, but also by how much it contributes towards establishing an economically viable and independent Namibia; by making business more accessible to the people it serves and using every opportunity today to shape the way for a better and more prosperous tomorrow for all.
Since childhood, Indongo has advocated that “a little is the basis of a lot. Not much, the makings of many”. In the face of adversity, as a young black man, he stopped at nothing to generate income through various ventures, whether it was hunting, drying meat, cutting wood, selling goods, building huts or sewing.
When Indongo founded his business, he primarily focused on the retail sector, with a vision to establish a network of shops, the magnitude of which was initially thought to be impossible. But with hard work and determination, he succeeded in doing just that.