Helping Hollywood Actor Will Smith

In April & May 2001 we provided accommodation and related support services to Columbia Pictures and Hollywood Actor Will Smith and Director Michael Mann during the filming of “ALI” in Maputo.

Will Smith and Sarel Coetzer
Michael Mann and Tony Ferreira
Will Smith and Tony Ferreira
Nona Gay and Tony Ferreira

Promoting Mozambique As an Investment Destination

In 1998 and again 1999 Franito was instrumental in promoting Mozambique as a viable investment destination. In cooperation with the President’s Office and Mr Frikkie Kraamwinkel & Associates, two publications were published and widely distributed to all SADC Heads of State and prominent international business subscribers.

Below is Tony with President Joaquim Chissano in 1998 and 1999.

Glencore PLC

Major petroleum and commodities company that is using us to obtain tax and import duty exemptions and to coordinate all their logistics into Mozambique (www.glencore.com).

Bliss Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

(www.blisschem.co.za), a major washing powder manufacturer, to establish their business in Mozambique. We currently provide logistical services to enhance the importation of their products to Mozambique.

VR Cargo

(www.vrcargo.co.za), Company Setup & Licensing.

Coco Rico

Assisted in resolving serious legal problems in the process preventing the investor from losing a considerable investment – (www.cocorico.co.mz)

Mining Operations

Franito has since 2006 been consulting for GW Base & Industrial Minerals (Pty) Ltd. (www.gwbase.co.za). GW is a base minerals company and subsidiary of Zincor SA and ECOBAT in the UK.  They have been active in Mozambique for several years and are planning to expand their operations. We assisted GW in obtaining a mining license and conforming to legislation in Mozambique.  We have been successfully consulting for them for over 5 years now including administrative services, import-export and logistical management support as well as acquiring new sales for their products.

Vilanculos WildlIfe Sanctuary

Franito provided logistical management services to the Vilanculos Wildlife Sanctuary Project (https://mozsanctuary.com/). This is one of the major tourism investment projects in Mozambique. Initially plagued by legal and administrative problems, Franito was instrumental in resolving many of the obstacles to the implementation of this project. In addition to resolving many of the issues pertaining to Land Use Rights, we were also instrumental in importing materials for the construction of several luxury lodges on the Sanctuary.

Dugong Lodge

(www.dugonbeachlodge.com) We were instrumental in the establishment of this 5-star lodge.  Successfully imported materials for the construction of the lodge and assisted in resolving administrative issues to conform with regulations of the tourism sector in Mozambique.

Embassy Exports CC

Assisting Embassy Exports CC set up an affiliate company in Mozambique known as Embassy Exports Mozambique Lda. Included managing project during initial phases of implementation and negotiating contracts with FCB (MOZAL Sub-Contractors), ENGEN and other clients.

FCB (MOZAL Sub-Contractor)

Assisted FCB with Corporate relocation in Maputo during the construction of the MOZAL Aluminium Smelter in Mozambique. This included all imports of home & office furniture via Embassy Exports, as well as assistance in identifying suitable accommodation, rental agreements (legal assistance) and staff recruitment. Also provided guidance and advice on cost of living and general information on Mozambique to assist in relocating several FCB Officials and their families.

Trentyre SA (Mozambique)

Assisted Trentyre in submitting an Investment Proposal to the Mozambican Centre for Promotion of Investment for an expansion operation to include additional services such as wheel balancing, re-treading and related services. (www.trentyre.co.za)

Linga Linga Paradise Lodge

Assisting the developers in complying with Mozambique Legislation and confirming to tourism requirements (www.lingaparadiselodge.com).

Imperial Motors SA

Advice and logistical support in successfully implementing a contract with MOZAL for the provision of transport to managers.

Securicor Gray

Assisted Securicor Gray in Angola with marketing efforts and in obtaining new possible contracts.