PME was registered in July 2007 and took over the commercial operation of the following companies:

  • Proprietary Manufacturing Ltd (PM) - Established in 1968, PM designed and manufactured motor control centres, distribution boards, generator change over panels and PLC panels for medium and large scale factories and estates throughout Malawi.
  • Proprietary Engineering Ltd (PE) - PE was established in 2001 to manage the operation and the assets of PM. In addition PE also provided electrical, mechanical, irrigation and water related design, installation and commissioning contracting services. In 2002, the staff and assets of Intertec Malawi were incorporated into PE’s contracting division. As a result, PE was able to strengthen their mechanical, electrical contracting, air conditioning and general maintenance operation.
  • Agritec Ltd - Established in 1989, Agritec was engaged in irrigation and water reticulation services, including civil, electrical and mechanical projects. It was involved with some of the largest private irrigation projects in Malawi as well as water reticulation projects for Blantyre and Lilongwe Water Boards and in Mozambique.

Since inception, PME has been involved as contractor on several large scale water supply projects. Our Project Division offers design, consultancy and support services for a variety of electrical and mechanical projects from conception to completion stage. In addition, our Electrical Division continues to design and manufacture electrical distribution boards and motor control centres for projects and factories throughout Malawi.

At PME we are proud of our heritage. We are able to boast over 45 years of continuous engineering experience in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering and strive to combine the lessons from our past with the latest technology driven engineering services of the future.


PME is committed to sustainable development and as such we measure our performance not only in financial terms, but in how we can continually add value for our customers, employees and community.

PME embraces continuous improvement and therefore strives to keep abreast with the most up to date technology and training available in order to consistently provide a quality service to our customers.