Steel & Tube of today began its journey in 1985 with the formation of the first company “Hardware Deals (U) Ltd”. The company quickly became a leading player in the trading of imported steel products until its merger with the flagship company: Steel and Tube Industries Ltd (STIL) which has been manufacturing and supplying quality steel products over the years and is now one of the largest steel manufacturing companies in East Africa. At present, the group has companies operational in various parts of East Africa and soon entering other markets.


  • 1985

    First company in the group of companies, Hardware Deals (U) Ltd, was incorporated and started trading steel and hardware product.

  • 1995

    Acquired a new location at Nakawa selling bulk steel products, Total capacity: 30,000 MT annually

  • 2002

    Introduced the fast ever stainless steel Tanks and Mat Tile roof sheets to the Ugandan market, Total production capacity:55,000 MT annually.

  • 2004

    Opened 2nd manufacturing plant  at kazinga under Steel and Tube industries Ltd, Total production capacity: 84,000 MT annually.

  • 2008

    Merger of Hardware Deals (U) Ltd and Steel & Tube Industries Ltd for complete manufacture of steel products,

  • 2011

    Launched the 1st ever S-Wire Nails, Chequered Plates and Ribbed BRC in the Ugandan market. Increased production capacity to 95,000 MT annually.

  • 2014

    Added new production lines of expanded metal, Barbed Wire, Chine Link, Smart Tile Sheets and box type Chequered Plate.

  • 2015

    Introduced the fast stainless steel Grain Silos in the Ugandan Market.

  • 2016

    Opened Third manufacturing plant at Namanve KIBP, Total production capacity: 150,000 MT annually.

  • 2017

    Expansion of existing production lines, Total installed capacity: 360,000 MT annually.

  • 2018

    Rebranded Logo of Steel and Tube

  • 2018

    Official commissioning of the Namanve factory by his excellence the president of Uganda


Steel & Tube’s journey over the years has been based on its vision to become the leading and most reliable manufacturer and supplier of steel profiles in East Africa and beyond. It is this goal that has driven the company to recognition as one of Uganda’s most reputable suppliers of steel building materials. It has been 15 years since the company went from being a retailer to opening its first manufacturing plant, and there has been a lot of advancement – we now have a more diversified product portfolio with the introduction of new products to the Ugandan market.