Established in 1993, ‘ANA’ started as a small convenience store catering household goods and groceries to from local wholesalers. A year later, with the mission to expand, ANA Shipping & Trading Pvt Ltd was established venturing into Cargo Handling and Freight Forwarding domestically and internationally serving as the local agent to Taiwanese fishing vessels.
‘ANA Kuri’ – a cargo vessel, was also initiated within the same year, carrying construction materials and perishable to goods between ports of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Before making its last journey in 2011, ‘ANA Kuri’ stood strong in making the company successful through the years.
In 2018, the company expanded with the establishment of ANA Traders – a general trading firm, importing and marketing a variety of internationally renowned Electronic Cigarettes and E-liquids. As one of the leading companies in the industry, ANA Traders holds a strong place by providing accessibility to variety of brands and products to its large local client base. By building partnerships with its international counterparts, ANA Traders has now become the authorised distributor of many international brands in the Maldives.
In the year 2020, albeit a difficult year due to the pandemic, ANA Investment Pvt Ltd was established with a mission to further expand the business. Taking the company one step forward from its beginning in 1993, ANA Investment started with importing food and beverages to the Maldives from countries such as Korea and Malaysia. Building upon the idea of making a variety of food and beverages accessible, ANA Grocer – a convenience store, was established that currently caters to the local markets and luxury resort markets.
ANA Investment Pvt Ltd saw lot of growth in a short time, by building a partnership with it’s sister company, Hamtai Global Exports – a Malaysian air and sea freight forwarding services company shipping to Maldives and establishment of Unika Home – a furniture and home solution company catering a wide catalogue of products to the local community. The latest addition being ANA Tours Maldives– an up and coming travel and tourism company.
Today, ANA Investment Pvt Ltd stands strong in leading the brand ‘ANA’, with many successful ventures and partners.
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