MANDEVILLE, Manchester — With close to four decades of investments in cutting-edge technology in agriculture, renewable energy and water infrastructure, Isratech Jamaica is focused on expansion following the opening of its superstore at Kendal near here on Wednesday.
Isratech Jamaica’s Chairman Shalom Hodara said the company’s growth has surpassed his expectations.
“I came to Jamaica 39 years ago and fortunately enough I had the opportunity to purchase a small irrigation company. This was the seed that began the growth of Isratech to what we are today. Over the years, we have expanded from agriculture to energy solution and to water infrastructure. We are able to serve farmers, municipal, industrial, commercial customers here in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and Central America,” he said.
“The vision has grown more than I had even anticipated,” he added.
He was pleased to hand over the reins of the company to his son, Benji, whom he said has learnt the “ropes of the company over the past decade”.
“Benji has already done a lot to improve and update the company and I look forward to seeing his plans come forth,” he said.
Benjamin Hodara, the company’s chief executive officer, described his father as his business mentor.
“Ever since I can remember I have watched my father introduce cutting-edge technology, much of it from his home country Israel. It has been his vision to provide the region with innovative solutions and services in the critical areas of agriculture, energy and water infrastructure,” he said.
He added that the company has been gradually expanding its reach having opened its Montego Bay branch in 2018 and has plans to construct another location in Kingston.
“Over the next year we will be adding 2,000 new items to our retail store inventory to better serve our valued customers,” he said.
— Kasey Williams