Keen eye and the vision of Mr Abdulla Sawad, Leo Trading Pvt. Ltd. started its operation in the early 2000 and prospered to what it is today.
Maldives is a country consisting of some 1192 tropical islands of which 200 islands are inhabited and over 100 resort islands. As the islands are scattered in the Indian Ocean, transportation and delivery of physical items, especially heavy industrial items, were close to impossible to deliver.
It was a huge challenge for the government, in terms of economic and infrastructural development and for the local businesses, in terms of business growth and development. However, with keen eye and the vision of Mr Abdulla Sawad, Leo Trading Pvt. Ltd. started its operation in the early 2000 and prospered to what it is today.
The company initially started as a trading company – mostly wholesale – in the capital city of Maldives concentrating on FMCGs and industrial consumables. As the market for FMCGs were hectic and intense, Mr Sawad strategically aligned the company’s direction to industrialized goods and services. It was the right move and best fit for the company.
Today, Leo Trading is the biggest and most widely known logistics company in the Maldives responsible for the movement over 80% of almost all the physical/industrial goods between the point of origin to the point of consumption to meet the requirements of the customers.
The key expert areas of Leo includes: Leasing of Heavy Construction Equipment, Shipment Clearance, Cargo Clearance, Discharging Shipments, Excavating, Back Filing & Compacting, Constructing Underwater Pipeline and Sewerage System and the likes.
To date, there are over 400 employees working in 6 industrial locations, namely Male’ City, Hulhumale, Thilafushi, Laamu, Fuvahmulah and Addu City. Leo operates a fleet of over 300 different vehicles both on land and sea including dhonis, barge, landing craft, tug boats, speed boats, excavators, cranes, forklift, tractors, bob cats, buses and vans, etc. Heavy industrial machineries include generators, hydraulic hammers, sand pump, refer and accommodation containers, RO plants, lighting towers and so on.