40 years of experience

We are a company committed to leadership with a clear corporate vision, financial strength, international networking, business acumen and the ability to establish strategic relationships, all that to ensure the success of our activities.

Also, we have become an international corporation based on the values and principles that have accompanied us since the beginning: quality of service, commitment, trust, and respect.

The group is currently structured in three business areas:

  1. Real Estate
  2. Financial investments
  3. Social/Corporate Responsibility

We have more than 25 employees, generating 125 indirect jobs, and have branches in the United States, Spain, and Venezuela.

Our history

During the early years of our company, we provided technical support, transportation, and distribution services from well-known brands such as Austin Powder, Ensign Bickford, Famesa, Tec Harseim, Fertica, and Dyno Nobel, among others, to the mining, construction, and oil exploration sectors.

Andrés Fuentes Martínez


Grupo Merand currently belongs to ALA 19 Limited Partnership in Canada. It was originally the Fuentes Angarita family office. Our company was founded by Andrés Fuentes Martínez, as a result of his commercial experience and background in Mechanical Engineering and Oil Economy. The combination of his knowledge and expertise in the area generated the development of plants to serve the mining, construction, and oil exploration sectors in Venezuela.

After graduating in the 70s from Stanford University, California (BSc, MSc), Fuentes Martínez earned another master’s degree in Oil Economics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. In 1982, he began his career as a businessman.

Andrés Fuentes Angarita


In 1996, Andrés Fuentes Angarita joined the group’s management team to share his corporate experience in Sales and Marketing obtained through his professional experience at Procter & Gamble and British American Tobacco.

Fuentes Angarita obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, a graduate degree in International Business from Georgetown University, at Washington DC and a Magister in Psychology and Coaching from UNIACC in Chile.

After he joined the company, we began working on a new platform for the development of new businesses based on the core strengths of the group, to achieve sustained growth and diversifying.


To be an international corporation that meets the requirements of our customers with leaders committed to the development of successful businesses.


We are a leading corporation that develops viable business models to deliver excellent products and services to our customers, added value to our shareholders and professional growth to our staff while promoting social responsibility and the environment.

Corporate Values

We work as a team to achieve common goals.