About Us


Practical Trading Company Limited is a limited liability company and was found by Mr. Charles Axisa and Mr. Steve Sullivan at the end of 1991. This company was registered under the Commercial Partnerships Ordinance on the 16th of July, 1991. In December of 1991, Practical Trading started to import detergents and some confectionary from abroad and employed only 3 employees; a sales representative, a delivery man and a clerk. At the time the company operated from a small warehouse in Qormi. In 1995 Practical Trading moved from Qormi to larger premises at Tal-Handaq L/O Qormi (Industrial Estate).

Nowadays, Practical Trading imports high quality brands from all over Europe such as Pascual (Spain), Borges (Spain), Sammontana (Italy), Enervit (Italy), Manner (Austria). Today these brands are well established in the local market. Practical Trading currently has a staff of nineteen employees, consisting of; six sales representatives, eight delivery men, a stock keeper, an accountant, a sales/marketing manager, a credit controller, two secretaries and also a marketing outsource agency.

The company has an efficient and effective distribution network and over the last 16 years has built a widespread client base consisting of about 880 food stores, 492 food service shops and 28 supermarkets all over Malta and Gozo. Notwithstanding the tough competition this company faces, its products are well known and compare quite favourably with the competition.