Metalex Company Limited is the pioneering subsidiary of Metalex Group. It is a manufacturing giant in Ghana and West Africa and a leading provider of metal roofing sheets, metal and clay roofing tiles, plastic T&G and several other products.
Metalex Company Limited was started in 1986 by the venerable Mr. Kwabena Adjare Danquah with one machine that produced 50tonnes of the regular length corrugated roofing sheet in its initial days. Currently, the company produces 650tonnes of different types of roofing sheets, tiles and other products from 12 machines.
Having started small, with a loan of US$5,000 from his father, Mr. Adjare Danquah has now turned the company into the largest producers of all forms of roofing sheets and accompanying products in Ghana and the sub region and the continent as a whole.
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From a tiny shop with only 15 workers in Tantra Hills, a suburb in the North Western part of the city of Accra, the company now has over 500 workers and two manufacturing centres in the heart of the city’s industrial and storage hub, the Spintex Road.
In its bid to become the biggest producers of roofing materials on the continent, Metalex has established a subsidiary in South Africa called Comet Steel, which is also into the manufacture of roofing sheets, metal gates, window frames and other metal products.
The future of the company is expanding into education. The aim is to allow the ordinary person on the street to come at par with a PhD holder. Metalex will begin to train people on the streets to acquire skills in artisanship through its institute called Metalex Institute of Technology and Tourism.
Currently, the institute has introduced a one to five day intensive courses for such people including block layers, electricians, steel benders, plumbers and others.
Metalex Institute of Technology and Tourism intends to equip the hundreds of thousands of the youth who are and will benefit from the government’s free Senior High School policy but will not be able to progress to the tertiary stage of their education pursuit. This will help to bridge the gap to enable them acquire skills to work and earn a decent living.