Passion, determination, hard work and integrity. These are the key factors to Groot's success. Groot is
one of Southern Africa's fastest growing and most respected conglomerate holding companies. Since 2010,
Groot has been developing world-class solutions and large projects in different industries in Namibia. At
Groot, we approach every project the same - develop it to benefit the community, build it safely, deliver
it on time, stay within the budget and with no surprises.
Groot Systems' subsidiaries are involved in manufacturing, trading, and investments with emphasis focus on
industries such as steel, glass, real estate, chemicals, minerals, fertilizers, solar technology equipment,
hospitality, finance, commodities trading, engineering, project management, construction, procurement,
sourcing and contracting, logistics and transport, consumer products development and marketing, media,
technology, communications, sports and entertainment, retail, and other ventures and investments.
"Groot" is derived from the Afrikaans word "groot" which means "big" in English. No any other
words are better suited at best defining our passion, our commitment, and our endurance for fulfilling our
bigger purpose than the word "Groot".
Groot Systems was conceived to serve as a world-class infrastructure development company focusing on
implementing applied neuroeconomics and systems dynamic to efficiently explore, develop, and manage
self-sustained advanced industrial ecosystems for the slow-developing and stagnant economies in the world.
Founded by Simon Kapenda in
Columbus, Ohio USA in January 2010 and based in Namibia, Groot Management Systems (Pty)
Ltd (Co.Reg.No.: 2010/0669), is a Namibia VAT registered company (VAT Reg. #530-336-2015), incorporated
and registered on October 29, 2010 under the laws of the Republic of Namibia Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61
The new shareholding ownership of Groot Management Systems (Pty) Ltd is;
- 20% owned by the Government of the Republic of Namibia
- 80% owned by a group of young Namibians through Groot Industries (Pty) Ltd, all of whom are historically from
previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
To solve economic challenges others seem to ignore.
We hope to realize our mission by applying our proprietary-cum-industry-proven applied neuroeconomics
and systems dynamic solutions specifically designed to efficiently explore, develop, and manage
self-sustained industrial ecosystems for the slow-developing and stagnant economies in the world.
Our core motivation is rooted in the principle of providing a unique approach to development,
serving all our customers with ultimate efficacy, integrity and respect, and helping to make a
difference in the lives of the people in the market we serve, while creating values for our shareholders,
expanding profitability, and promoting rapid growth and industry leadership.
To create long lasting economic impacts that equally benefit our communities while creating
superior value for our customers, shareholders, and partners.
The Company's prime focus is to explore, develop, and manage world-class multifarious industrial
ecosystems specifically designed to help improve and fast-track the reduction of poverty and unemployment,
address income inequalities, increase economic outputs, improve the quality of life, and strengthen the
performance, growth and development of national economies.
Groot Industrial Ecosystem
An industrial ecosystem is an economic community supported by a foundation of interesting organizations
and individuals - the organisms of the business world. The economic community produces goods and services
of value to customers, who are themselves members of the ecosystem. The member organisms also include
suppliers, lead producers, competitors, and other stakeholders. Over time, they co-evolve their
capabilities and roles, and tend to align themselves with the directions set by one or more central
companies. Those companies holding leadership roles may change over time, but the function of the
ecosystem leader is valued by the community because it enables members to move toward shared visions
to align their investments, and to find mutually supportive roles. Click, view and download the Groot Industrial Ecosystem Brochure
Making a Difference
Groot Systems has partnered with different local entrepreneurs and public institutions, as well as some
of the world's largest international companies for the development of the Groot Industrial
Ecosystem which is composed of different industrial projects currently under way which includes; a
10.3 million metric ton per year steel mill (Groot Steel in Oshikango, Namibia) and the world's largest
dynamic glass manufacturing plant (Groot Glass in Tses, Namibia). The development of these industrial
projects is creating thousands of new and indirect better paying job opportunities throughout Namibia.
This paradigm is poised to help improve the well-being of people while generating values for our
shareholders and partners, increasing profitability, and promoting rapid growth and development. Added
to this is a more fundamental socio-economic impulse which will bring about the spread of integrated
and balanced development across geographical spaces. This will be demonstrably expressed in the
linkages of urban and rural economies with mutuality of benefits to be derived from equitable growth
and development. The Groot Industrial Ecosystem is a focal point for agglomeration and localization
economies with a potential to create other infrastructure for the selfsame.
Employment Creation Model
In our Groot Ecosystem Planning, we use "The Simon Kapenda Job Multiplier Effect", a proprietary model that
helps us better estimate our job creation planning and development, that indicates that per each 1 new
job created, 5 more indirect new jobs are created. For 8 new jobs created, 40 additional indirect new
jobs are created. This comes to a total of 45 direct and indirect new jobs created, just from the 5
Based on this model, with each project within the ecosystem expected to have nearly similar effects,
the Company expects to meet its targeted goal; to help Namibia realize full employment within a few
We are sufficiently equipped and ready to effectively help you realize your objectives and efficiently
solve the challenges that hinder your organization to achieve its vision, anywhere, anytime, contact us
We're currently hiring, for more information, visit our career opportunity sections at Groot Careers.
Groot Systems is an Ongwediva, Namibia based company with satellite offices in Windhoek, Dubai, Frankfurt,
Los Angeles, and Shanghai.
Groot Systems (Pty) Ltd
3193 Marula Street
P.O. Box 3891
Groot Management Systems (Pty) Ltd
VAT Reg.No.: 530-336-2015
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