Dembe Trading Enterprises Limited was founded in 1994 in Kampala, Uganda by Mr Anil Damani, a 3rd Generation Ugandan. Dembe is now the largest FMCG Distribution House in East Africa with operations in not only Uganda, but in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya and South Sudan. The Company is headquartered in Kampala, Uganda with wholly owned but independently run operations in each East African Country. Dembe represents some of the world’s finest FMCG brands and several of the finest own brands (manufactured by us) in each sector.
Dembe is the Authorised Distributor of highly reputable Fast Moving Consumer Durable brands such as Philips, Ledvance ( formerly Osram) and Elekta.
Ponders Ltd is the manufacturing arm of Dembe and was founded by Mr Adim Damani in 2011, a 4th Generation Ugandan. Ponders manufactures the ‘Snowman’s’ brand, Uganda’s number one ice cream and yogurt brand. Ponders Ltd acquired the struggling factory and Snowman’s brand from an existing player in 2011 and has managed to turn the brand around in a short space of time to be recogonised regionally as a strong player in the frozen and chilled sector. Snowman’s Ice Cream is Uganda’s first and only UNBS (Uganda National Bureau of Standards) certified Ice Cream. Dembe and Ponders both use a variety of Cold Chain vehicles to transport the perishables around the region, and as a consequence have now become the largest fleet of purpose dedicated cold chain vehicles in Uganda. This ability to effectively combine Cold Chain with Mass Market FMCG Distribution is what makes the Company a multi-faceted leader in its field.
Auto Moto is the offshoot of Dembe Car Sales, Uganda’s first Car Sales Company. Auto Moto is now the Authorised Distributor for Dunlop and Zeetex Tyres and offers services such as Wheel Alignment, Rotation, Tyre Fitting & Inspection and Exhaust Inspection.
Real Estate Division
Lakewood Estate is a sprawling residential complex set in the woods and lush surroundings of Mbuya Hill, Kampala, an upscale residential neighborhood. The Estate consists of one, two and three bedroom Apartments, Penthouses and Houses with facilities such as Gymnasiums, Swimming Pools, Health Clubs and serene Gardens. The Hill has long benefitted from seclusion as well as being relatively close to the Central Business District and Industrial Area. With beautiful view of Lake Victoria, the Lakewood Estate is the perfect place to relax after a long working day.