Address: Shlomo group H.Q, Zrifin, Nir Zvi 72905
Line of Business:
Vehicles, Insurance, Energy, Israel Shipyards, Real Estate, Warehouses and Communications
hlomo Group is one of Israel’s leading investment groups with holdings in vehicles, energy, shipyards, logistics, real estate, insurance and communications. The Group, founded by Shlomo Shmeltzer, began as a car rental and leasing agency and related activities. Shlomo Group has expanded into diverse business sectors and revenue reached NIS 5 billion in 2011.
Shlomo Holdings, Israel’s largest and leading company, provides vehicle services with a fleet of 75,000 vehicles. Through its subsidiaries it offers: Vehicle rentals in Israel and abroad (through SIXT international); Operating leases for over 51,000 vehicles across 3,500 businesses; Leasing and vehicle rentals in Romania; Leasing for the consumer market (through C.A.L. – credit cards); Vehicle sales (from the Group’s fleet); A network of vehicle repair shops and road services (Shlomo SIXT Road Service & Repair Shops). These services rely on a fleet of dozens of tow trucks and emergency service vehicles and 400 repair shops nationwide. 2011 revenues reached NIS 3 billion.
SH.I.R Shlomo Car Import
In 2010, Shlomo Group signed a concession import agreement with German automaker Opel. The imports are carried out by SH.I.R Shlomo Car Import Ltd. Opel is the leading German car brand in Europe and has the second largest sales in Germany. Sales are carried out through six sales centers.
Afcon Group Holdings
Afcon focuses on: design, manufacture, installation, integration and sale of electro-mechanical; control, automation and security; transmission, monitoring and control systems for the natural gas industry; communications and telephony systems. Afcon has 1,200 employees and in 2011 sales totaled $255 million. Afcon operates as lead contractor or subcontractor on major infrastructure or industrial projects and bids for tenders in electrical work, control, mechanical assemblies and civil engineering. Afcon has a reputation for the finest innovation and implementation, attention to the smallest detail, and uncompromising commitment to excellence and quality.
Tadiran – Telecom
Tadiran Telecom, part of the Afcon Group Holdings integrates and implements advanced telecommunications, voice & IT systems at business customers’ sites. Tadiran Telecom has unique know-how and expertise in implementing advanced solutions and the ability to install complex communications projects of every size. The company has thousands of customers, including government organizations and large, medium and small companies. Tadiran Telecom is a leading integrator for contact center solutions and installing Microsoft infrastructures and solutions. The company employs 140 service technicians and receives high marks for its level of customer support.
Shlomo Shmeltzer acquired the company in 1995. The company designs, builds, maintains and refurbishes military and civilian seagoing vessels, including handling industrial, and heavy metalwork. Clients include both Israeli and foreign companies, Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the US Sixth Fleet. The company manufactures bulk shipping vessels, tug boats, barges and multi-purpose vessels. The company has agreements to provide ship repair services with various countries and shipping companies. Israel Shipyards is ISO 9001:2000 certified and adheres to international standards. In 2007, Israel Shipyards received a ports operation license. In order to distinguish its new activities, the company stressed to customers its particularly personal and professional service. The company provides port services for a range of goods from bulk goods to consolidated cargoes specializing in loading special cargoes. In 2008, the company set up the subsidiary Israel Shipyards Port and by the end of 2010, 1.5 million tons had been unloaded with constant growth in activity.
SH.I.R Real Estate
SH.I.R Real Estate, Shlomo Group’s real estate division, has operations in Israel, Germany, Romania, The Czech Republic and Georgia with NIS 525 million worth of assets. The company’s Israel properties are upscale projects such as Kiryat Arye in Petach Tikva and the Histadrut Boulevard in Haifa. The Company’s equity is NIS 187 million. SH.I.R’s land properties occupy 395,000 sq.m. The company’s flagship project – the Group’s logistics center – Kiryat Shlomo in Zrifin was opened in January 2011 covering an area of 60,000 square meters. NIS 200 million was invested in the project, which includes all the Group’s headquarters, over 2,500 parking spaces, service garages, an Opel showroom, sales and rental branches. In 2011, SH.I.R entered the European hotel industry through its subsidiary SH.I.R Hotels. With partners the company acquired 20 hotels either operating or under construction in Western Europe with 2,500 rooms.
Gold Bond/Conterm – Cargo & Containers
Gold Bond/Conterm is located in Ashdod where the company operates a cargo and container facility supervised by the Customs Authority. Gold Bond/Conterm maintains free standing warehouse space at the Ashdod facility and leases part of the space. A private train station located on company premises handles 6,000 tons of cargo per month, part of which is delivered by trains and trucks. Conterm provides packaging, delivery and unloading services at key locations along the train route in Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Ashdod.
Shlomo Insurance Company Ltd.
Shlomo Insurance Company, founded in 2008, is engaged in general insurance and only works through agencies. The company’s vision is to become one of the five leading companies in the general insurance market. The Group’s synergy enables the company to provide improved services and advantages to insurance agents and clients not yet seen in Israel.