Manufacturing in Zambia is in its infancy, despite efforts on the part of previous governments and various development agencies. Most consumer items are imported, and then acquired by wholesale companies who sell them to retailers. This is the typical supply chain in Zambia.
Consumer products manufactured and/or wholesaled include beverages and groceries - alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic drinks, food and household products. Other items, in the clothing category, are fashion garments, specialist clothing, uniforms for schools and industry, and footwear and accessories such as shoes, handbags and belts.
Household and hospitality goods are another category manufactured in factories and/or sold wholesale - cooking and dining goods, electricals and electronics items, and furniture and furnishings.
You will also find companies that sell industrial products such chemicals and gases, industrial equipment, industrial tools and equipment, metal fabricated parts, and refrigeration and air conditioning units
Merchants buy, sell and distribute - not just locally but regionally and beyond - items such as leather and supporting accessories, textiles, paper and packaging, plastics, steel and timber.
Designed to assist companies in supply chain networks to find suppliers and customers, this Infobwana listing covers different sectors such as groceries, clothing, household goods and industrial products. The procurement process becomes a lot easier when you have access to relevant suppliers. Sellers of finished goods can attract export orders through Infobwana.