The Construction Sector is the newest business sector within the ANSA McAL Group. The companies within this sector were carved out of the Manufacturing Sector, to ensure that greater attention and emphasis could be placed on growing the value proposition and efficiencies across these subsidiaries that service the Construction industry.

This sector manufactures and represents a full array of products and services, specified to meet all International Standards. This is evident in the products which fall within this Sector; ABEL clay products, Bestcrete concrete products, Penta Paints, Sissons Paints and the newly acquired Berger Paint.

Our clay and concrete products are manufactured in Trinidad within our state of the art facilities, utilising environment-friendly technologies.

ANSA Coatings operates plants in both Trinidad and Grenada, along with Berger Paints that has plants in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica.


One of the original subsidiaries of the ANSA McAL Group began with Trinidadian pioneer Charles McEnearney who founded the country’s first Ford Car dealership, McEnearney Motors. Today, the Group’s automotive subsidiaries represent the world’s leading automotive brands. In Trinidad – Jaguar, Land Rover, Honda, Mitsubishi, Ford, FUSO, Freightliner, JINBEI, Golden Dragon, New Holland, Hyster, UTILEV and Bush Hog. In Barbados – Ford, Mazda, Kia, Volkswagen, Hino and Daihatsu.

Top brand international performance records, exceptional after sales service, employment of the latest vehicle maintenance technologies, and a formidable reputation backed by the ANSA McAL name ensure a competitive advantage in our markets of operation. All the dealerships under ANSA Motors are covered with a convenient and affordable three year warranty on parts or 100,000 kilometres, service and insurance once financed by ANSA Merchant Bank. This gives the customer a full service value upon purchase, making the cost of vehicle ownership with this group the lowest and best possible decision for new vehicle purchases nationwide.

The strength of the ANSA Motors Group is further strengthened through the synergies gained through the “In One” product.


Trinidad and Tobago was one of the first Caribbean territories to begin brewing its own lager beer in 1950. Since then, CARIB Brewery has built a solid reputation as being the Caribbean beer, with subsidiaries producing and operating in Trinidad, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and the United States.

Over time, key partnerships have been formed with international companies such as Heineken International B.V., Guinness, Interbrew, Ginseng-Up Corp and Diageo, and have resulted in several international brands being produced under license for local and export consumption. These include Guinness stout, Mackeson Stout, Ginseng-Up, Carlsberg Beer, Smirnoff Ice and Heineken.


The companies in the Distribution Sector of ANSA McAL provide an unparalleled marketing and distribution footprint that covers the Caribbean Region and USA. With approximately 400,000 square feet of warehouse capacity, 850 employees and services over 14,000 retail outlets.

The ANSA McAL Distribution companies are capable of delivering products and brands to our wholesale and retail customers in the most efficient, cost effective manner, supported by brand management at World Class standards.

Sector Vision
Own Distribution in the Caribbean Region via the philosophy of adding the greatest innovation and value to the Supply Chain at the lowest cost.

Sector Objectives

  • Satisfying our Customer’s Needs
  • Offer our Principals/Suppliers World Class stewardship of their Brands and business in the Caribbean
  • Ensure a seamless service from ordering and shipping to consumer insights and in-store merchandising.

Distribution Reach
ANSA McAL Distribution Sector can efficiently market and distribute Suppliers’ portfolios in the important English speaking Caribbean Markets, through affiliate Group companies:

Wholly owned Distribution Companies:
Barbados – BrydenStokes Ltd.
Guyana – ANSA McAL Trading Ltd.
Trinidad & Tobago – Alstons Marketing Co. Ltd.

Affiliate Companies:
Antigua – A.S. Bryden & Sons Ltd.
Grenada – Bryden and Minors

Additional Sector Contacts:
Fazal Arman – Sector Head
ANSA McAL Centre, 4-10 Rodney Road, Lange Park, Chaguanas, 502160

Financial Services

The ANSA Financial Services Sector, which is made up of ANSA Merchant Bank, Tatil General | Life, Bryden’s Insurance Barbados and Consolidated Finance, offer a wide range of financial solutions in Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. These services include but are not limited to Vehicle and Equipment Financing, Investments, Merchant Banking, General Insurance (Motor, Property, Health) and Life Insurance (Life, Pensions, Savings).

All of ANSA Merchant Bank’s business lines recorded steady income while Tatil and Tatil Life displayed marked progress. ANSA Merchant Bank’s profit remains healthy despite operating against the backdrop of a sluggish economic environment, and the desire to take conservative non-cash provisions in our lending and investment portfolios.

Sector Contacts

Gregory N. Hill
Managing Director
ANSA Merchant Bank Limited
ANSA Centre
11 Maraval Road, Port of Spain
(Chairman – ANSA Merchant Bank (Barbados) Limited; Director ANSA Merchant Bank Limited, ANSA Bank Limited and Tatil)


Robert Le Hunte
Managing Director
ANSA Bank Limited
Furness House, 90 Independence Square, Port of Spain
(Director at ANSA Bank Limited)


M. Musa Ibrahim
Managing Director
Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (Tatil) and Tatil Life Assurance Limited
11A Maraval Road, Port of Spain
(Director at Tatil, Tatil Life, Trident Insurance Limited and ANSA Merchant Bank Limited)


Victor Boyce
Managing Director
ANSA Merchant Bank (Barbados) Limited
Hasting Main Road
Christ Church, Barbados
Tel.: (246) 467-2350 / 426-8626
Email: [email protected]


The Manufacturing Sector Subsidiaries span the provision of services and the production of materials used in the food and beverage, construction, industrial and household chemicals sectors, as well as consumer goods.

These subsidiaries represent world-class products that are household names across the Caribbean, including Clean and White Bleach, Three Plumes & Swinger Matches, Hefty Garbage Bags and Hach Analytical Instruments.


The Services Sector spans several industries with highly successful operations in Energy (Oil and Gas), Travel and Shipping – including Brokerage, Bonded Warehousing and Logistics Services, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Information Technology Solutions, Managed Services and Infrastructure, as well as Office Products and Services.

The Services Sector seeks to improve efficiencies and lower the cost of doing business for our Clients and customers. With operations in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the United States, our companies serve some of the region’s most reputable businesses and have established longstanding representation relationships with key international industry leaders.

The Services Sector offers an expansive product portfolio all aimed at satisfying the wide diversity of our customers.

Real Estate

The ANSA McAL Group of Companies owns and manages several prime industrial and commercial properties throughout North, Central and South Trinidad & Tobago, and Barbados in the Caribbean. With ownership of over 50 top market properties, most of the Group’s premier commercial properties serve as the business operations for its Brewing, Packaging, Automotive, Financial Services, Construction and Distribution sectors including the landmark TATIL Building, Maple House which is the office of the Canadian High Commission, ANSA Centre in Tobago and ANSA Centre at Maraval Road, Port of Spain.

Some of its other impressive commercial properties include the historic buildings at Richmond and Charles Street and 67 Independence Square and 69 Independence Square in the Capital City of Trinidad, Port of Spain.

Bayside West Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753

Grand Bazaar Limited
The City of Grand Bazaar
Churchill Roosevelt & Uriah Butler Highways
Valsayn, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 662-2045/ 645-0942
Fax: (868) 662-2007

Maple Development Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753

O’Meara Holdings Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753

Promenade Development Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753

Property Lands
Trinidad Lands Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753

BEH Holdings Limited
11th Floor, TATIL Building, 11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 223-2672 or 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753


ANSA McAL are the majority shareholders of publicly traded Guardian Media Limited. Guardian Media runs a multimedia operation with presence in print, radio, television, electronic billboards and digital media, making it the most comprehensive media company in the Caribbean.

Most of its operations are in Trinidad and Tobago, with the Guardian daily and Tobago Todayweekly newspapers, CNC3 television, six radio stations, electronic billboards and an increasingly strong digital presence. More recently, Guardian Media also branched out to Guyana with the launch of Mix 90.1FM.

It has operational centres in Port-of-Spain, Chaguanas, San Fernando and Scarborough (Tobago), providing state of the art facilities for in-house and commercial tv, radio and print production. It also has radio studios and production facilities in Georgetown, Guyana.

Guardian Media was recently restructured to reflect the converging needs of today’s media operations and to make the most of digital media opportunities. Instead of platform-specific vertical divisions it now has a more dynamic and flexible structure focused on content, sales and operations.

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ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd is a conglomerate of companies across a diverse range of industries which consists of many acquisitions and mergers over many years of operating in Barbados and currently employs in the region of 750 staff members.

Charles McEnearney & Company Ltd of Trinidad and his Barbados counterpart Charles MacKenzie started business on October 22nd 1922 as the Ford and Firestone dealer for Barbados. In 1980, McEnearney Alstons (Barbados) Ltd an investment holding company was incorporated into which McEnearney Alstons Ltd of Trinidad (later ANSA McAL Ltd) and the shareholders of Charles McEnearney & Co Ltd, Barbados invested cash and shares respectively.

The ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd Group of Companies continues to look for opportunities to diversify its businesses and grow.