Sonar International


Incorporated in 1993 Sonar International is one of the largest importers and wholesalers of steel products. The company also cuts, bends and fixes steel, offering a professional and cost-effective service. It stocks other materials such as galvanised roofing, ridges, simulation galvanised wire, whirly bird vents, bond deck and span deck. In addition Sonar International supplies and distributes glass, scaffolding and other building supplies. The company can quote for and supply any size and complexity of project.

Sonar International distributes high quality certified steel from South African mills ArcelorMittal, Highveld, Scaw and Cape Gate, as well as steel manufactured by Universal Mining in Kafue, Zambia. Steel can be cut or bent to customers' requirements. Roofing coils and roofing sheets are also available for distribution.
  • One of the leading suppliers to the steel industry in Zambia
  • Steel processing plant
  • Supplies individuals, corporates and institutions
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This company has a professionally managed team which believes in sourcing and procuring high quality products at competitive prices. They wholesale their steel products to the majority of the steel retailers and hardware stores in Lusaka as well as other parts of Zambia.

Sonar International supplies individuals, corporates and institutions with competitively priced steel products, giving an excellent and efficient service. This has made them one of the leading companies in the steel industry in Zambia.

Steel processing options
Sonar offers steel cutting, bending and fixing of deformed bars, round bars and reinforced steel. Sonar is one of the few companies in Zambia with fully automated cutting and bending machinery (imported from Denmark, South Africa and China). They can cut and bend up to 600 metric tonnes of steel per month. The straightening line can straighten debars up to 16mm in diameter, with a capacity of 2000 metric tonnes per month. This service means that steel can be cut and bent with minimum wastage.Range of steel products

  • Reinforcement bars
  • Cold rolled sheets
  • Hot rolled plates
  • Bennox plates
  • Galvanised sheets and coils
  • Angles Flat bars
  • Channels square, rectangular and round tubings
  • Borehole casings
  • Square bars
  • IPE Sections
  • U beams and columns
  • Lipped channels
  • Conforce rolls
  • Binding wire
  • GI pipes
  • Expanded metal

Glass and retail division

  • Plot 1658 Panganani Road
  • Lusaka Telephone: +260 211 221239
  • Fax: +260 211 286829
  • E-mail :

Retail division and warehouse , ,

  • Plot 7179/80 Mukatasha Road
  • Lusaka Telephone: +260 211 287741 or +260 211 286306
  • Fax: +260 211 286829

Wholesale division

  • 17101 off Mumbwa Road
  • Lusaka Telephone: +260 211 287330, +260 211 287331 or +260 211 287332
  • Fax: +260 211 287332
  • Email:

Building materials in Multiple locations

Sonar International has a professionally managed team which believes in sourcing and procuring high quality building supplies at competitive prices. They offer competitively priced building supplies to individuals, corporates and institutions. Sonar also offer glass supplies, roofing and accessories.
  • Sources and supplies a large variety of glass
  • Galvanised roofing, ridges, simulation, galvanised wire
  • Timber and wood based products
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Glass supplies
Sonar International sources and supplies a large variety of glass suitable for both individual homes and corporate buildings. Glass is available in all types, supplied in sheets and cut to size.

Sonar International also stocks the following brands of products:

Alcolin products
Sonar International supplies the entire range of Alcolin adhesives including cold glue, contact adhesives, filler foam and silicon.

Pferd products
A broad range of Pferd products including cutting discs and grinding discs.

PG Bison products
Timber and wood based products like Supawood/MDF, worktops and laminated boards.

Welding roads
Sonar also supplies various sizes of mild steel welding rods

Sonar both sells and hires out scaffoldingRoofing and accessories

  • Roofing and accessories
  • Galvanised roofing
  • Chromadek roofing, coils and sheets
  • Ridges Bond deck and spandeck
  • Whirley bird vents
  • Galvanised wire
  • Sisalation

Contact information

7179-80 Mukatasha Road, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
PO Box 390020, Lusaka
Enquire below
+260 211 287740

Opening times

07:30 – 17:30
07:30 – 17:30
07:30 – 17:30
07:30 – 17:30
07:30 – 17:30

Other locations

Heavy Industrial Area, Lusaka
+260 211 28733, +260 211 287331
Light Industrial Area, Lusaka
+260 211 221239