Manumetal Ltd has a rich heritage dating back to its founding in 1967 by a group of Belgians who invested in Rwanda as well as in a similar venture in Democratic Republic of Congo. The company began with the manufacturing of metallic products.
In 1980´s, with the prompting of the Belgian technical institution, company started importing wooden raw materials from Europe and investing in machinery to cater to a high-end market for products made in wood. In this period, it expanded production capacity with the machinery for wood and metal workshop in production.
In 1994, after Genocide against TUTSI, the company had also been destroyed and closed. Therefore Mr. Robert BAYIGAMBA re-established the company functionality with few other employees who had survived during the tragedy in our country as CEO of Manumetal Ltd. Manumetal Ltd started to serve its dependency by furnishing in metallic and wood.
In 2009, it had been a year of concentrated effort targeting key initiatives, all of which may prove critical for the anticipated growth pursued in the years to come. The primary emphasis has been placed on securing the best possible management to lead the various initiatives in the development of each department. Each department has undergone significant changes to work better together toward a common company vision of high quality production.
Today, Manumetal Ltd is a well established manufacturing company owned by a Rwandan in the country with the opportunity to produce metallic, wooden and aluminium furniture products as its core business.
In conclusion, Manumetal Ltd is at present far from the full potential which the company hopes to realise in coming years by leading the furniture manufacturing sector in Rwanda and regionally. With the experience and history which Manumetal Ltd has developed over the years, it recently concludes necessary to clarify its vision for the future in light of new challenges and competitive forces.