About Benco Trading Limited

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BENCO TRADING is a Sierra Leonean company that was originally established in 1994 as a retail outlet of general merchandise ranging from assorted building materials to foods to FMCG’s. In 2002, it was incorporated as a limited liability company.

The company revised its operations away from retail and was a pioneering force in the importation and wholesale distribution of what are now its staple product offerings namely:  high grade cement and steel rebars, among others.

With our warehouses situated adjacent to the QEII port, Benco has a logistics advantage vis-a-vis clearing and transport of goods from the port, especially break bulk cargo and large volumes of containerized goods.

Over the years our operations have expanded to cover many products categories:

Building materials: Cement, Rebars, Roofing Sheets, and Binding Wire

Foods: Rice, Sugar, and Salt

Chemicals: Caustic Soda, Calcium Carbide

Bitumen: we supply some of the leading road contractors

LPG/Cooking Gas: This unit was spun off to form Afrigas Ltd, Sierra Leone’s first exclusive LPG bottling and distribution company.

Soaps & Detergents: Some imported and some manufactured locally via our affiliate Cosmeline Ltd.

Assorted containerized goods


Benco's experienced professional finance department is dedicated to providing a sound financial platform for trading activities.
Customers and suppliers benefit from this excellent support which ensures smooth financial trading transactions.
Benco enjoys close working relationships with the top international financial institutions which further enhances their global reach through access to a diverse range of banking facilities.

Core Values

Our core values are the principles we are committed to upholding now and in the future.
We have a distinctive culture and as we grow we want to preserve and build on its strengths and the characteristics that make us successful.

Our four Core Values complement each other and are all equally important.

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Being a Reliable Partner
  • Teamwork and Individual Responsibility
  • Adapting to Change


Building Materials

LPG/Cooking Gas