Acquired by the Rawji family in 1990, and based in Germany, Hexagon Imund Export GmbH & Co. KG, specialises in import and export trading activities, with a particular focus on the African continent. Its roots, however, reach much deeper. The firm emerged from the export department of a traditional Bremen-based trading company that dates back as far as 1796. 


Today, the company has subsidiaries within Germany (Importex), South Africa (Hexagon International Commodity traders), and Uganda (Straina).  

Hexagon provides a wide range of products to importers throughout Africa.

Experts in international trading, logistics, documentation and analysis of legal and regulatory requirements,he company also provides financing, insurance and inspection services, coupled with credit facilities backed by indemnity assurance.


Germany Hexagon Im- und Export GmbH & Co. KGBirkenstrasse 47/4828195 Bremen - Germany Phone. +49 421 178970

Importex, Germany

Was founded in 1964 and acquired by the Rawji family in 2013. Specialises in sourcing supplies of technical materials for industries (mining, cement, steel, construction).  It has customers in the Africa, Middle East, and South East Asia. 

Hexagon, South Africa

Hexagon International Commodity Traders (PTY) Ltd. was founded in 1991 as a sourcing office and to facilitate the forwarding of 

goods to the DRC. Exclusive multinational partners include Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, SCJ, Chevron, Willowton, Protea Chemicals, Tiger Brands, Sara Lee, Macsteel, and Indigo Cosmetics.


South Africa Hexagon International CommodityTraders (PYT) Ltd.1st floor, Informix House13 Wessel Street, Rivonia 2128, South Africa​Phone. +27 11 803 44 62E-mail:


Straina, Uganda

Straina Uganda Limited was founded in 2013. It imports FMCG and construction materials mainly from India and China and stocks them under bonded warehousing. Company markets its products in Eastern DRC.


Uganda Straina Uganda Limited,
First Floor, Plot No.669, Coronation Avenue,
UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo, Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256 750 555667


UTC, China

In 2010, UTC was established in Shanghai to supply Chinese pro-ducts to African countries. It also offers Groupe Rawji’s companies services such as at-source supplying, packaging coordination and shipment services.

UTC is engaged in the business of trading in many of fast moving consumable goods (FMCG) like food items, stationery, vehicle parts and accessories, household products, electronics and chemical products (excluding dangerous products),

light industrial products to cater esteemed international customers and also act as a commission agent for all above items. In addition, it is registered with the license of packaging and branding of food products which will help establish it as a brand that supplies quality food products in the Chinese markets.


Straina, India

Straina International Pvt. Ltd. was founded in 2007 in Mumbai, India. It specialises in the export of food, stationery, engineering, and construction materials to the African market.

Straina International Pvt. Ltd.
301, The Great Eastern Summit,
B Wing, Plot No. 66, Sector 15, CBD
Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400 614
Phone. +91 22 2757 59 90/91