O&L's Historical Milestone


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  • Carl List arrives in Namibia from Germany
  • List family arrive in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa after the loss of World War I
  • Hermann Ohlthaver and Carl List form Ohlthaver & List-Bank Kommission partnership
  • Ohlthaver & List Bank Kommission partnership changes to Ohlthaver & List Ltd on 13 May
  • Hermann Ohlthaver leaves O&L as an active partner
  • O&L Ltd purchased a building at the corner of Kaiser and Peter Muller Street - current Carl List Mall and Alexander Forbes House
  • O&L Ltd acquired the Midgard and Okatjemise farms, on which the current Midgard Country Estate is situated
  • O&L Ltd acquired Klein Windhoek Brauerei, Felsenkeller Brauerei, Omaruru Brauerei and Kronen Brauerei to form South West Breweries (known today as Namibia Breweries Ltd)
  • Carl List dies due to illness
  • Karl Werner List (the son of Carl List) takes over the management of O&L Ltd
  • O&L Ltd acquired controlling majority over Model Supermarkets Retail Chain
    Carl List Haus (current Alexander Forbes House) was erected
  • O&L Ltd formed a fishing company called Consortium Fisheries Ltd that commenced its operations
    South West Breweries (today Namibia Breweries Ltd) acquires controlling shareholding over Hansa Brauerei in Swakopmund
  • O&L Ltd bought Kraatz Welding and Engineering Works from R. Kraatz
  • O&L Ltd founded Eros Air
  • O&L Ltd acquired controlling shares of Windhoek Schlachterei
  • The construction of Mokuti Lodge commenced outside Etosha Game Park
  • Construction of Wernhil Park shopping complex commenced
  • Namibia Breweries Ltd
    was listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange
  • Ohlthaver & List Ltd enters into a franchise agreement with Pick n Pay South Africa
    Through a merger between Consortium Fisheries Ltd and Kuiseb Fish Products (Pty) Ltd, Hangana Seafood (Pty) Ltd was established
    Namibia Dairies founded after the merger of Rietfontein with Bonmilk
  • Sven Thieme (grandson of Karl Werner List) joined O&L Group of Companies
  • O&L Group centralized its ICT function by creating an ICT Holding company, which entered into a partnership agreement with Dimension Data
  • Sven Thieme appointed Managing Director of O&L Group of Companies
  • Karl Werner List dies at age 81.
    Sven Thieme appointed as Executive Chairman of O&L Group of Companies
  • Peter Guttermeyer appointed as Group CEO of O&L Group of Companies
    O&L Group of Companies forms a property management portfolio called Broll Namibia
    Standard Bank Centre finalized (also referred to as Town Square)
    Stubel Street renamed to Werner List Street after Karl Werner List
    Diageo and Heineken acquired minority shareholding in Namibia Breweries Ltd
  • Mwenyopaleka (revitalization, rebirth) culture launched
    Namibia Breweries Ltd, Diageo and Heineken create a South Africa based joined venture called Brandhouse
  • Broll Namibia developed Cashbuild and Fruit & Veg buildings
  • Hangana Seafood (Pty) Ltd opened its value added factory in Walvis Bay
    O&L Group of Companies, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa establish a partnership called Dimension Data
  • O&L Group of Companies achieved its set target of N$100 million in 2007
  • Midgard Country Estate re-opened after extensive refurbishment
    Namibia Dairies opened the modern !Aimab Superfarm near Mariental
  • The List Trust Company entered into a broad based black economic empowerment transaction with EPIA Investment Holdings
    Carl List Haus renovated and re-launched as the Alexander Forbes House
    The O&L Group of Companies won 2nd place in the Deloitte Best Company To Work For on 29 September
  • O&L Group of Companies is voted 1st place in the Deloitte Best Company to Work For in Namibia and received 2nd place in the SADC category
    Wernhil Park undergoes N$185 million Phase III upgrade and opened on 3 August
    Namibia Breweries Ltd commenced its first Barley growing feasibility trial in Namibia on 17 June
  • O&L Group of Companies won 1st place in the Deloitte Best Company to Work For in Namibia and 1st place in the SADC region
    New O&L Group of Companies logo launch
    ECC6 SAP upgrade completed substantially in-house
    Namibia Breweries Ltd reached 1 million hectoliters mark for Namibia
    Namibia Breweries Ltd won Gold and Silver at DLG awards
  • NBL won 4 Gold medals at DLG awards
    Creation of own Leisure Management Company
    O&L Group of Companies won 1st place in the Deloitte Best Company to Work For in Namibia and 1st place in the SADC region