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STARPECO, a locally registered and owned firm is making a remarkable growth and diversification in her two new businesses namely bitumen and security products.

The firm which in this year 2013/14 Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies survey conducted by KPMG ranked 11th is currently in the final stages of installing ultra-modern bitumen emulsion processing plant and working towards introducing modern inspection and security technologies in the country.

“We are on course in our business diversification strategy in which we are seeking to maintain our share as a top quality bitumen supplier in the local market, have significant involvement in processing of bitumen and its allied products and get hand in airports, sea ports and key building entrance and exit safety by supplying top quality non-intrusive inspection security systems (scanners).” explained STARPECO Managing Director, Gratian Nshekanabo, whose firm given its high degree of trustworthy to its clients, is registered as a United Nations’ supplier of petroleum products, supplier of Bitumen to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and supplier of lubricants and lubricants testing services (OSA) to the Government institutions in Tanzania mainland under framework contract.

Starpeco is a Limited company registered in Tanzania under Companies Act 2002 on 9th October 2006 with a certificate of Incorporation No. 57901.

The company’s offices are located on Plot No. 107 and 108 Kipawa Industrial Area, along Nyerere Road near Omar Packaging sharing the same compound with The Fine Wood Works Ltd workshops, approximately 10 Kilometers South of Dar es Salaam City or 2 kilometers east of Mwl. Nyerere International Airport.

The company deals with:

  • Importing, blending and distributing conventional lubricants (ENI – AGIP)
  • Importing and distributing industrial SWEPCO specialist lubricants from USA
  • Importing, producing and distributing bitumen
  • OSA On-Site Oil Analysis equipment and services from USA – exclusive representative in East and Central Africa.
  • Representation of Various Manufacturer of Engineering products and Chemicals

Manufacturer Representation

From 2012 Starpeco is teaming up with various manufactures in engineering products and Chemicals to supply them in Tanzania. The targeted products are chemicals like; water treatment chemicals, pesticides and insecticides on one hand and on the other hand engineering products are; heavy machinery spares for industries and locomotive, sea going vessels and specialised engineering tools.


For distribution in Tanzania:
SWEPCO specialty High Chemistry Lubricants with Southwestern Petroleum Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Visit swepcolube.com to learn more about this company.

For distribution in East and Central Africa:
On-Site Analysis products and services with On-Site Analysis Inc. of Florida USA. Visit on-siteanalysis.com to learn more about this company.

Other Agreements/Representation

Supplying the United Nations:
United Nations Registered Supplier (UNGM) for petroleum products for UN Procurement Division, UNDP.

Supplying the Tanzanian Government:
Tanzanian Government nominated supplier of Lubricating oils and Grease to government departments, Armed Forces and Parastatal Organizations.

Representing Engineering and Chemical manufacturers:
Representing various manufacturers of Engineering and Chemical products.

Other information about Starpeco Limited

In 2010 the company was rated as the Most Reliable Company in distribution of Lubricants and Bitumen in Tanzania by a consulting Marketing Company.

In 2011/2012 Starpeco was ranked No. 6 in Tanzania Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies survey conducted by KPMG and Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL). Moreover, we are ranked No. 18 in the 2012/2013 survey.

Starpeco is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tanzania (AMCHAM)

Directors and Staff

Mr. Prashant M. Patel
Co – founder and current Chairman of Starpeco Limited. Mr. Patel is a renowned business man in Tanzania. Licence holder of Miss Tanzania beauty pageant, he has a strong interest in Fine Wood Works and now Bee Keeping.

Mr. Gratian B. Nshekanabo
Co – founder and Managing Director of Starpeco Limited. Mr. Nshekanabo holds a Post Graduate Qualification in Import Management, Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Diploma in Accountancy and Business Administration. He attended several courses on Lubrication technology and has many years experience in petroleum products.

Starpeco Limited has 17 permanent staff, five of them with professional qualifications or degree holders.

Future Ambition

Starpeco Limited’s ambition is to work hard and graduate into the 101 Club in a few years through satisfied customers out of present company product portfolio.

The ambition is to realize the TOP 100 Club motto: GETTING BETTER, GROWING STRONGER AND GOING HIGHER!