At Hili Ventures, we have two priorities: growing our business and supporting our people to grow in their professional and personal lives. We believe that our business will only prosper if our people prosper within it. It’s that simple. Our secret? Opportunity.
We are expert at seeing opportunity and potential and we pursue them relentlessly. That’s why we are an open, collaborative, and multi-cultural organisation. We thrive on communication, connectivity and diversity. We train, mentor and inspire so everyone can be the best they can be. And we do all this with the utmost integrity and transparency.
We may be present in 9 countries around Europe and North Africa (so far, at least!) but we never let hierarchy or geography get in our way. We invest heavily in travel to bring people together whenever we can. Our business and HR planning processes are designed so that none of our teams ever feel isolated, wherever they are based. And, if you’d like to take up an opportunity with another company within Hili Ventures outside your country, there are procedures to help you take the plunge.
Our philosophy is stemmed in five values.
They guide every decision, every action we take.
We conduct ourselves transparently at all levels, fostering openness and collaboration, with a commitment to communicating outcomes.
We drive a high performance culture that ensures increased employee commitment and sustainable organizational growth.
We actively revisit our structures and processes and the way we impact our stakeholders to constantly change for the better.
We encourage curiosity and creativity in our pursuit of efficiency and excellence.
We are accountable for leaving the most positive impact on all stakeholders to the benefit of the communities we operate in.
We build on a legacy that’s almost 100 years old!
We now do business proudly through six divisions engaged in partnerships with McDonald’s and Apple, logistics, engineering, technology and property in 9 countries thanks to a fantastic team of 8,300 people.
How it all started
Carmelo Caruana trades in grain and other goods and expands into shipping.
Carmelo Caruana Shipping Agency
The Hili brothers join Carmelo Caruana Shipping Agency
Carmelo Caruana Company
Carmelo Caruana Shipping Agency is established as a limited liability company
A joint venture with Motherwell Bridge Group of Scotland offers engineering services to the oil and gas industry, ports and utilities.
Carmelo Caruana Company changes its name to Hili Company to act as the group’s investment arm.
McDonald’s in Malta
First Food Franchises acquires the McDonald’s developmental licence for Malta.
Baltic Container Terminal
The group acquires the Baltic Container Terminal in Riga
Mariner SpA, the ports holding company, acquires 50% in Terminal Intermodale Venezia
Premier Capital is set up and acquires 75% of First Food Franchises.
McDonald’s in the Baltics
Premier Capital acquires the McDonald’s developmental licence for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
McDonald’s in Greece
Premier Capital acquires McDonald’s developmental licence for Greece.
The group acquires Philip Toledo Ltd in Malta, which rebrands to PTL.
The group is split. Mariner continues port business separately. Hili Ventures is set up as the holding company for the other business lines.
SAD in Poland
PTL International acquires SAD in Poland.
McDonald’s in Romania
Premier Capital acquires McDonald’s developmental licence for Romania.
ALLcom in Poland
Logistics company ALLcom joins the group.
TechniPlus in Morocco
Engineering company TechniPlus joins the group.
Eunoia and Stride
Technology companies Eunoia and Stride set up in Harvest.
1923 Investments plc
1923 Investments plc is set up to hold three groups – Harvest Technology, iSpot Holdings and Hili Logistics
Hili Finance Company plc
Hili Finance Company plc is established to act as a holding, financing and investment company