How it all began

A Brief Historical Overview

A company that built itself spanning over three generations, Petrolea was founded well over a century ago in 1891, by Carmelo Zarb in Rabat. Currently owned and managed by the third generation of Zarbs, Petrolea’s distinctive name was derived from the plural term of petroleum, and in due time, it became one of the most renowned household names on the Maltese islands, and thus our venture to supply domestic commodities began. What’s more, since 1965, Petrolea launched a vast network around Malta and Gozo introducing the Wholesale Division, which has kept flourishing as time flew by. Currently this division operates from a modern complex in Birkirkara, integrating a 2500 sq. m warehouse, showroom and Head Office which are all serviced by a fleet of vehicles. Being first to launch innovative products on the market, thanks to our dedicated staff, we’ve always had the eagerness to grow even further to keep in touch with trends the 21st century brings with it.

What We Do Best

Modernization is something we passionately believe in. Originally specializing in the supply of Paraffin related items, these high-quality, and at the time state-of-the-art products, established Petrolea as the trailblazer and pioneer for the supply of such goods. Gradually, we decided it was time to expand our product range and thus, our target market, by offering a wider selection of merchandise. Needless to say, we always strive to keep up to date with current trends, and to do this, we make sure to stock our outlets with products which transform the “home” into a haven where style meets convenience and comfort. Most recently, our array of products has even extended to technological trends. Boasting of a large variety of products, created by the world’s most sought-after brands, it’s a very difficult feat when trying to pinpoint our clientele’s favourite items, because there are so many. To give a concise summary of our top household brands and modern, stylish products, think about anything you might need for your home, kitchen, bathroom or outdoor space – quite literally, we have everything under one roof. We offer the best household innovations, while remaining faithful to our traditional high standard of service to our customers.

Our Products

Since the early days of its inception, the company has endeavored to stock nothing but exceptional quality merchandise, while keeping true to current trends. Be it fine bone china, crystal ware, top designer brands and products; from giftware, general kitchenware, utensils & appliances, general household plastics, bathroom accessories, outdoor and leisure, to industrial pallet racking and storage shelving systems – just name it, because we’ve got it all.

Our Customer Always Comes First

Our company’s philosophy is centralised around providing a top-notch service, because we value our customers, since without them, we cannot thrive. We take pride in offering superior quality products at the best possible prices whilst striving to cater to our customers’ requirements. After all, goodwill and customer satisfaction guarantees a repeat client. We even go that extra mile by offering free delivery and personal service to each of our clients. Being market leaders whilst still providing customers with their much-deserved individual attention, we also take pride in an impeccable track-record of a satisfied loyal clientele that we’ve managed to build and cultivate over the years.

Recent Developments

In 2010 Petrolea took on a new venture and decided to move to a bigger and better, more central showroom in Valley Road, Msida. Needless to say, at these new premises, one can find the wide-ranging collection of products. This outlet caters to our clientele even more through its accessibility, thanks to the spacious parking facilities. What’s more, the convenience factor is extended even further, by being open throughout the day. This year we are proud to be celebrating 127 years in providing domestic commodities, and as we did way back in 1900s, we still take pride in offering the finest and most contemporary kitchen and household novelties, while always keeping our loyal clientele at the forefront. Success comes in all shapes and forms, but if Petrolea had to describe it in a few words, it all boils down to our company motto: having the Best brands with the Best value. So, the next time you need to shop for any household item, be sure to pop by to Petrolea, which you’ll agree is The Shop Worth Visiting!