Forestals is one of Malta's oldest established and best known Groups of Companies.
Constituted in 1940, and subsequently incorporated as a limited liability company with the Malta Registrar of Partnerships with Company registration number C239, Forestals goes back to the beginnings of organised business in Malta, and has through three generations of growth and diversification established itself as a household name and market leader in various lines of business.
Head Office and Flagship Showroom in Mriehel
The Group’s new Head Office complex since May 2009 is located in Mrieħel.
The complex includes 1,000 square metres of modern office facilities on the first floor, and a new flagship showroom, comprising 1,100 square metres of retail space on the ground floor.
The Group’s diversified portfolio comprises consumer retail and B2C, commercial B2B products and services, information technology solutions and services, alternative energy, education, healthcare and services sectors.
Retail and consumer is Forestals’ traditional core and most visible business.
In the domestic appliances portfolio, Forestals represents quality brands such as Miele, LG Electronics, Smeg, Ariston and others. Forestals boasts an impressive product range, a wide client base and strong customer loyalty with a dominant local market share.
The full product range is on display at the Forestals retail outlet at Mriehel, and available through a network of kitchen manufacturers who resell Forestals white goods brands.
Consumer electronics is the second pillar of the Forestals consumer portfolio, with official representation in Malta for leading international brands SONY, LG Electronics, Hewlett Packard and others.
In the computer entertainment sector, Forestals has established itself as Malta’s leading entertainment vendor, as official partners of SONY Computer Entertainment, SONY PlayStation, Logitech, Electronic Arts, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment and many others.
In 2004 Forestals launched a new exclusive digital lifestyle concept called "The Matrix" high street stores for digital lifestyle products.
The Matrix outlets reflect Forestals’ high standard of operation - quality brands, cutting edge products, friendly efficient service and competitive prices.
The Matrix digital lifestyle concept has expanded to five outlets, situated in Republic Street in Valletta, Bisazza Street in Sliema, BayStreet Complex in St. Julians, Main Street Complex in Paola, and the most recent outlet opening its doors at the SkyParks Business Centre at the Malta International Airport in 2012.
The Matrix outlets have introduced innovative product lines and gadgets, such as Steiner and Yukon optics and binoculars, Led Lenser torches, Leatherman multi-tools and knives and GoPro action cameras and other leading brands such as Turtlebeach, Overboard and Wenger, amongst others.
The commercial B2B operation comprises the sale and installation and servicing of industrial flooring and carpeting, industrial cleaning equipment and consumables, industrial kitchen and laundry equipment, public area and playground equipment and furniture and safety flooring, and office and industrial premises fitouts.
Over the past years, Forestals have been awarded numerous prestigious contracts by international hotel chains operating in Malta, including major installations at the majority of Malta’s five-star hotels.
Forestals is a market leader in IT hardware and services, establishing itself as a Gold HP specialist partner and distributing, selling and servicing the entire range of HP products, including enterprise servers, storage and networking products, desktops, monitors, notebooks and tablets, printers, high-end workstations and retail point of sale systems. Forestals also represents Optoma projection systems and is a Microsoft partner.
Forestals is also a SONY Professional partner, and has supplied and installed professional video broadcast equipment in many of Malta’s television stations, as well as video production studios in Malta. Successful in various Government and National contracts for the introduction and/or replacement of professional video equipment, Forestals installed the first Maltese SONY digital TV station in late 1998, and the AV project at Mater Dei hospital.
The product portfolio also includes digital signage, interactive kiosks, and video conferencing equipment.
Forestals represents several leading brands such as SONY, Canon, Vinten, Genelec, PAG, and other market leaders.
The Forestals Group continued with its recent growth and diversification with the setting up of ICT Solutions Limited in July 2009.
ICT Ltd has been set up to address high end ICT solutions for the corporate market. The company is a joint venture between the Forestals Group and klf consulting Ltd.
In May of 2010 ICT Solutions acquired Panta Computer Ltd, one of the pioneering IT companies in Malta set up in the early 1970’s. This acquisition brought a large base of corporate customers to the group, mainly being serviced by a team of certified engineers on their critical SUN Microsystem platforms.
ICT Solutions brings together a team of experts in systems, communications and software integration. The management team has a long experience in the design, deployment and operation of a number of complex installations in various areas of IT and telecoms, and in the management of complex projects.
Alternative Energy - Bajada Energy Group
In April 2011, the Forestals Group acquired a 50% equity stake in Bajada Energy Group, a leading supplier of renewable energy solutions in Malta. Through this venture, Forestals is now supplying Photovoltaic Systems and Solar Water Heaters.
With over 20 years in the renewable energy industry, Bajada Group represents world leading brands such as Novotherm Solar water heaters, Kaco Inverters, Wes wind Turbines, Bergy wind turbines, Et Solar PV Panels, and Schuco PV Panels, amongst others.
Digital Document Archiving and Scanning - Rentastore
Forestals acquired Rentastore (Malta) Limited on 1st July 2012, leaders in the document and data management and archiving sector in Malta, and providing end-to-end secure document and data management services to leading organisations in both public and private sectors. The company's success comes from a solid business background and is built upon an international reputation for service quality, security and above all commitment to customers.
At a centrally located, dedicated record management facility in Marsa, Rentastore offer client organisations a fully inclusive one stop digital record, boxed document and record management services that include supply of secure printed tamperproof archive boxes, on site bar-coding and online tracking linked to a centralized database, boxed document collection, archiving, same day file retrieval and delivery, digital scanning of paper records, conversion of microfilm to PDF and more.