Associated Companies

Market leaders in the retail and HORECA sectors.

Our associated companies have established trusted, long-term partnerships in the hospitality and retail sectors, particularly in the Indian Ocean Islands region.


Established in 2005, APEX is one of the largest distributors to the retail and HORECA sectors in Seychelles. APEX customers are hotels, restaurants, superyachts, cruise ships, guesthouses, small and large food stores, bakeries and all other food and drink consumers. Fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat and fish, snacks, personal care, cleaning products and alcoholic beverages are imported directly from manufacturers in South Africa, East Africa, Egypt, and Europe. APEX is the exclusive distributor of Seychelles Breweries Ltd. to HORECA.



Since 2007, commercial contractors, State departments, the hospitality sector, and private individuals in the Seychelles trust Coastal Hardware stores on Mahé and Praslin for all their construction and security requirements.  

High-quality, high-performance products are sourced directly from manufacturers. Coastal Hardware provides an exclusive, premium range of tools, lubrication, decking, paints, and security solutions.


A lifestyle concept store in Grand Baie connecting homeowners, DIY enthusiasts, architects, property developers, and HORECA professionals in Mauritius with leading global brands. Exclusive to the store, these brands are at the forefront of quality, design, technology, and innovation.  

Since opening its doors in March2023, Coastal Hardware has become synonymous with distinctive, customised, and high-quality niche products and solutions. These include premium security solutions, composite flooring & decking, world leading water management systems, power tools, pool care, woodcare and more.


From our client and supplier community

“IOEC has made our Toilet Duck brand a flagship brand in Seychelles. Our product presence is massive in all STC stores - Raid, Baygon, Toilet Duck, Glade, Mr Muscle are always on the shelf."
SC Johnson
"IOEC have helped us bridge the gap between local and international markets since 2016. IOEC works tirelessly to ensure our products make a significant impact in global markets."
Sparta Beef
"IOEC have provided us with exceptional service for many years. They are knowledgeable, efficient, and professional."
Buy South Africa Ltd
“Great customer service takes your business to the next level and we feel valued as a customer to have an amazing relationship with IOEC."
"IOEC has been are liable partner in sourcing F&B and Industrial chemical products for the past 4 years. Working with IOEC, especially the Maldives region team, has made business both enjoyable and easy"
Happy Market
“We’ve dealt with IOEC for over 15 years. We started as a small supplier yet were treated with respect as a valuable trading partner. Our business has since grown by double digits"
Marina Sea Salt
“IOEC has been integral to the success of my business. The industry overall is a tough one, but the IOEC team is upfront, honest, and willing to do what it takes to help always."
Clarke’s Kitchen
"IOEC are true partners in every sense of the word, their communication and all round professionalism has been outstanding as we expand our footprint into new markets."
Future Life
“IOEC's online system works amazingly well. We now get enquiries on different products from our different brands using their online platform."
Rand Plastics
"Swartland Valley partners with IOEC since 2002. We are so grateful for the exceptional job they are doing for our business. They are highly professional, always friendly and accommodating, and always striving to source new business opportunities."
Swartland Winery
“IOEC has been instrumental in opening new markets and gaining market share. They are true business partners."
Chalmar Beef
“The IOEC team is passionate about building relationships with suppliers. They go the extra mile to understand our systems and work professionally to grow our export markets."
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