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
Company also imports and stocks welding rods, cutting discs and grinding discs
Steel processing plant

Sonar International imports most of their steel mainly from Arcelor Mittal, South Africa, world Leaders in the steel Industry. Their associate company Allied Steelrode based in South Africa handles all the procurement and supply directly from the mill.

Sonar International is accustomed to working under pressure regarding supply deadlines as they have been working with few international companies like Shanghai Construction, Group Five, WBHO, China Jiangxi, AVIC International, Gabriel Couto where any delays in supply once agreed upon can cause huge loss for the projects.

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.

Sonar International a client’s project qualifies for duty free and VAT free, Sonar International can arrange to supply the materials directly from their sister company Allied Steelrode in South Africa. The main advantage is that once a client places a confirmed order with Steelrode, materials can be drawn from Sonar’s stock and replaced once the stock arrives. This will avoid delays during construction.

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

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.
Competitively priced building supplies
Sources and supplies a large variety of glass
Timber and wood based products

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 sells and hires out scaffolding.

Roofing materials

This company supplies galvanised Chromadek, Bond-Deck and Spandeck roofing systems. Sonar International also provides a wide selection of accessories including coils, sheets, ridges, vents, galvanised wire and sisalation. This company's team possesses the knowledge and experience to help each client with their purchase.
A wide selection of durable roofing systems and accessories
Roofing systems from top manufactures
Team always on hand to help and support its clients

Sonar International is one of the largest distributors of a broad range of roofing systems and accessories in Zambia. The company's array of products covers everything that a professional or do-it-yourself roofer might need. Basing their judgement on a client's building plan, Sonar International's team are always on hand to provide advice on the quantities and dimensions of materials a customer will need for the roofing project. Whether it is for residential or commercial roofing purposes, Sonar International guarantees to offer a complete range of supplies to meet various roofing needs.

Contact information

17101 Katanga Road, Chinika Industrial Area, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 211 287740, +260 211 287330
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PO Box 390020, Lusaka, Zambia

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Other locations (2)
Plot 1658 Panganani Road, Light Industrial Area, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 211 221239
17101 off Mumbwa Road, Heavy Industrial Area, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 211 28733, +260 211 287331