Our Team

Vinod Patel & Co Pte Limited [VPCL] is Fiji’s leading supplier of Hardware and Building Materials and is among the largest Hardware companies in the South Pacific. We employ over 1,300 people and are an equal opportunity employer.  We have a product range of more than 25,000 items ranging from Hardware, Building Materials, Tools, Plumbing & Sanitaryware, Tiles, Paints, Electrical, Industrial Equipment, Homeware and Gardening.

We have been in the business of Hardware, Retail, Export and Property Development, for more than 55 years and are committed to providing our customers with the widest range, products of the highest quality at affordable prices and offer a Complete Home & Building Solution. This is achieved through an extensive supply chain network that reaches beyond Fiji and the Pacific.

VPCL is part of the Vinod Patel Group (VPG); VPG consists of the following subsidiaries and associate companies:

Who We Are

Through our manufacturing companies that include Ba Industries Ltd, Tubemakers and Metframe, we continue to have a strong presence in the manufacturing sector and have contributed exceptionally to our country’s economic development. We have also attained various prestigious awards for excellence in the manufacturing sector and operate under internationally recognized ISO standards.

Home and Living

Home & Living’s ten branches throughout the country provide consumers with a smart choice when purchasing consumer electronics such as ICT products, Home Entertainment, White Goods, small domestic appliances, home and office furniture. Additionally, we provide consumers the opportunity to purchase products on our Smart Credit Plans. Home & Living’s main store located at the Centerpoint Complex stands at4500sq metres, easily making it the largest retail store in Fiji. You will find well-known brands such as Samsung, TCL, JVC, Phillips, Pensonic, Huawei, Apple, Whirlpool, Sharp and Panasonic.

Vinod Patel Works

Vinod Patel Works Limited (VPWL) provides a full range of domestic and commercial cabinetry, joinery and stone related services. It specializes in renovations, restorations, resort type   fit- outs, additions and tenant fit-out projects. Other services include supply and installation of lifts, escalators and air conditioners. We are the exclusive agents for Kone and BLT Elevators and Lifts. The mission of VP Works is to contribute to the success of leading organisations and individuals by delivering innovative and creative solutions which enhance their market position and deepen their relationship with customers, employees, business partners and other key stakeholders.

Ba Industries Limited

Ba Industries Ltd was built on the noble fundamentals of local pride and that is by being 100% locally owned, producing products that are Fijian made and keeping the people of Fiji working. BIL (Ba Industries Ltd) was the vision of Mr Vinod Patel after witnessing the catastrophe caused by Hurricane Bebe in 1973, the objective being to create products that catered for the needs of the people of Fiji with quality and reliable products that built stronger homes. With humble beginnings that started operations in a small shed in Ba, BIL has since expanded its operations into a 11,000 square foot property using state of the art machinery and employing over 80 employees. Ba Industries takes a substantial market share of more than 60% in the wire and fencing industry in Fiji and the Pacific region

Metframe

Established in 2012, MetFrame is a leading specialist manufacturer of steel roofing products, wall frames and trusses, together with galvanised pipes and tubes. Operating from manufacturing facilities in Lautoka, Metframe uses the latest design and production technology to supply both domestic and export markets. We are a successful steel manufacturing who offer world class products underpinned by the fact that we only utilise high quality materials within our automated manufacturing process. On the basis of this, we ensure that our customers receive durable and fit for purpose steel products designed and suitable for a variety of applications.

Oceania Gas

It is the Pacific Island’s leading Gas Company. Employing over 90 staff throughout Fiji & Samoa, coupled with our extensive branch, manufacturing & distribution network, Oceania Gas is well placed to support our customers with all of their Gas requirements, no matter how unique they may be. In addition to our extensive range of high quality Gases, our wide range of Welding & Safety products ensure that our customers have a supplier who can add real value when choosing to deal with us.

Pacific Cement

Formerly known as Fiji Industries Limited was established in 1961. Pacific Cement Limited has been efficiently operating for 57 years and is Fiji’s largest supplier of cement and related services. We operate fully integrated grinding cement plant with annual capacity of over 215,000 tonnes. This company is jointly owned by Fijian Holdings Limited and Vinod Patel Group.

Tubemakers

Established in 1986, Tubemakers began operating with a specialised suite of products that catered to the harsh demands of the domestic plumbing market. Over time, we have grown to become the South Pacific’s most trusted manufacturer and supplier of high-quality uPVC, mPVC and Polyethylene pipes and fittings.

Our products are successfully used in a diverse range of applications on subdivision, commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. We recognise the design and installation benefits from the integration of quality componentry to provide innovative, versatile and cost-effective solutions.

Vinod Patel - Timor Leste

Vinod Patel's Dili branch was opened on 25th June 2015. This business is a hybrid of VPCL’s Home & Building and Home & Living divisions, bringing a new level shopping experience to the people of Dili. This branch was opened in line with VPCL’s expansion plans.