MeTL Group’s subsidiary, Royal Soap and Detergent Industries Ltd, has been manufacturing detergent powder using fully automated technology since 2013. Employing over 400 people, the factory is located in the Mabibo Industrial Area of Tanzania’s commercial capital, just 15 km from the Dar es Salaam port.
The factory has more than three million litres of liquid chemical storage capacity and 7,000 square metres of warehouse space, where raw materials, packing materials, and finished goods are stored.
Focused on in-house brand development, the company offers original equipment manufacturing (OEM) services for Tanzanian and international customers looking for a local manufacturer. Royal Soap and Detergent Industries currently produce five in-house detergent powder brands, Poa, Taifa, Protector, Boom, and Mo Halisi. Each one services a different market segment and is packaged in varying sizes according to customer needs.
All Royal Soap and Detergent Industries products comply with the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) standards and undergo a rigorous internal quality control process to ensure unfailing customer satisfaction. Specially designated quality managers oversee every stage, from initial production to packaging and delivery.
Royal Soap and Detergent has one of the largest production capacities in East Africa, churning out 10 metric tons of detergent powder per hour (87,600 metric tons per annum) in its fully automatic spray-dried detergent powder production plant. The plant can produce high, medium, or low-density synthetic detergent powder, meeting any and all customer requirements. Its fully automatic sulfonation plant produces 2 metric tons per hour (14,400 metric tons per annum) and 100 metric tons per day of liquid sodium silicate, and its fully automatic sulfuric acid production plant produces 98% concentrated sulfuric acid 5,475 MT/Yearly.
MeTL Group aims to improve Royal Soap and Detergent’s cost efficiencies by investing further in producing raw materials for detergent manufacturing.