To provide cost effective quality ware aluminium utensils to the masses.” conforming and commitment to quality standards earned for us the prestigious ISO 9001-2000 Certification and accredited U.N.B.S mark.


To achieve 80% market share in Uganda, Southern Sudan, DRC (Eastern), Rwanda and Burundi.

To achieve cost leadership in the region and achieve international quality standards.

Growth & Development
The firm association with Comcraft Group and Charnley Development, both MNCs, to assist diversification and worldwide expansion; apart from expanding its local operations in various fields.

The Comcraft Group’s turnover was US$5 million in 2000, with the combined investments of Uganda, South Africa and Zambia exceeding US$500 million. The regional turnover generated local value addition of US$200 million mostly in steel and aluminium business.

Today SAIL is soaring new heights in the Group. The investments are growing with a diversity of business interests.

In 1988 it incorporated itself into a limited liability company to incorporate its expanding scale of operation.
In 1992 : it got its association with M/s EAST AFRICA ALUMINIUM WORKS LTD. who were manufacturers and distributors of aluminium household utensils in East Africa since 1939. It started its manufacturing operations in a remote town of Namataba in Uganda. The company’s association proved worth as the business and market share expanded with time.
In 1994 : keeping the trend of leadership it spear headed a unique project i.e. “backward integration” to manufacture the raw materials :- Aluminum circles in Uganda with a project cost/investment of US$2.0 million.
In 1998 : with similar leadership and future vision growth opportunities it merged its operation and became part of Comcraft Group to get overall market share leadership in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and now controls over 80% of the market in the region.
The company with its firm association with Multi National Companies like Comcraft Group and Charnley Development has been able to expand its local operations in various fields like warehousing, bond and storage, trading, investments, property management, tours and travels, bureau de change, engineering workshop, ICD and also venture into diversification in agro-farming business and worldwide expansion through network marketing.

Today SAIL is soaring new heights in the Group. The investments are growing with a diversity of business interests. The company visualizes itself as a backbone of aluminium industry in Uganda and will be a major export earner.

With an investment of US$2.0 Million in 1995 the company visualized phases for business as follows:-

With an investment of US$2.0 Million in 1995 the company visualized phases for business as follows:-

  • Shumuk Aluminum Industries Ltd – Production of aluminum household utensils, milk cans, aluminum plates, cups e.t.c.
  • Shumuk Investments Ltd – Trading of aluminum extrusions, angles, profiles, aluminium roofing sheets and bonded warehousing, engineering and fabrications
  • Shumuk Properties Ltd – Trading division and property management
  • Shumuk Forex Bureau – Bureau de change
  • Shumuk Tours & Travels (U) Ltd – Ticketing and travel arrangements

Business & Manufacture
The Shumuk Plant consists of a Melting Furnace, Hot Rolling Mill, Cold Rolling Mill, and other finishing equipment to produce aluminium sheets/ circles and common household utensils. Simply by virtue of quality and pricing, Shumuk has carved for itself a major share of nationwide market leadership in household utensils; hence its products are prevalent in every house, school and various institutions in Uganda.
By using high quality raw materials and processing mechanism, the Company ascertains production integrity at every stage of manufacture, and involving every manager, supervisor and worker towards achieving the high standard on first time right basis.
It has a substantial contribution towards a clean and unpolluted environment, SAIL recycles aluminium scrap for its quality production processes, and achieves cost-efficiency and affordability that is crucial for realizing growth objectives and succeeding in a highly competitive market. The Company also sources used aluminium (scrap) from neighbouring countries including from its own set up in Kigali (KSAW in Rwanda) to meet the growing demand for its products.