Ofer Brothers Group
The Ofer Brothers Group (Hebrew: קבוצת האחים עופר) is an Israeli family shipping business owned by the Ofer family. The Ofer family owns Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM), one of the largest private shipping companies in the world.
Sammy Ofer, KBE (22 February 1922 – 3 June 2011) born in Romania, and brother Yuli Ofer (1924 - 11 September 2011), established the Ofer Brothers shipping company in the 1950s. The Ofer Holdings Group deals in property in Israel and overseas. The company has branched out into aviation, high-tech, private equity, insurance, media and real estate. It is chaired by 50% owner Udi Angel.
Shares in Israel Corporation, one of Israel's largest holding companies, cc were acquired by the Ofer family in 1999, with Ofer Holdings acquiring a stake as part of the extended group. The company's holdings include Zim, Israel Chemicals, Oil Refineries Ltd (BAZAN) in Haifa, Bank Mizrahi, Tower Semiconductor and more.