MeTL Group began as a small trading business. Today, the Group is :recognized as one of Tanzania’s largest trading houses. It has an extensive network of 30 stores and 50 distribution outlets in the Tanzanian commercial capital Dar es Salaam, as well as branches in more than 30 regions of Tanzania.
With 40 years of trading experience behind it, MeTL Group has developed a skill for anticipating and responding to market and consumer needs, allowing the company to build on its success year after year, brand after brand. The Group has expanded its trading operations outside Tanzania, to import goods from 10 other African countries—Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A steady supply of goods from suppliers developed over the decades, an efficient in-house clearing system, a dependable logistics cell and transport fleet and strong nationwide distribution network gives MeTL Group a competitive edge over its rivals.
MeTL Group imports a wide range of commodities with a general trading products portfolio consisting of more than 200 products: Commodities range from rice, sugar, wheat, maize, cement and fertilizers, to liquid commodities such as palm fatty acid (PFAD), palm stearin, crude palm oil and olein and other oils.
Consumer goods include toilet soaps, safety matches, dry cell batteries, bubble gum, hurricane lanterns, sewing machines, air conditioners and second-hand clothing.
Trucks and light and heavy-duty vehicles are also imported, mainly from the United Kingdom and China.
Canadian Airlux Air and LG Conditioners are among the company’s key imports. These units cool, heat, dehumidify and improve air quality, while at the same time being efficient to run, easy to install and to use. MeTL takes great pride in acting as an agent for Airlux and providing customers with this quality product.
MeTL Group imports commodities from around the globe to fulfill its importation requirements of more than 500,000 tons per annum.
The Group aims to increase its import capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum within the next three years.