Who we are

It's not our work life, it's our life's work

Brief Background

R. McDiarmid & Company (Pvt) Ltd is a wholly owned Zimbabwean Company founded in early 1952 by Mr. R. McDiarmid, as a small sheet metal fabrication company. This one- man operation specialized in the manufacture of guttering, rainwater piping, storage tanks and other similar products. It was a small beginning, but careful attention to detail and complete dedication to producing superior goods, ensured the company’s survival and growth. For over 50 years the Company has always regarded itself as a light engineering concern, and has always been able to apply its manpower skills and machinery in a most flexible way. In the working of ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials, the Company offers a wide range of products to suit all sectors of Commerce and Industry, contractor and end-user alike. From the poky back yard garage that served as a factory for many months, the company moved several times as it grew. In 1968 a subsidiary Company – Solamatics (Pvt) Ltd. – was established to provide the same wide marketplace with the Renewable Energy option of Solar Water Heating. That Company is recognised regionally as the leading manufacturer of such equipment for institutional, industrial and domestic applications.


To be recognised in the region for producing world class Office furniture and Storage products backed by World Class Service

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to produce Office Furniture which is egornomically correct, fashionable and attractive, designed to meet the needs of the end user, and which is durable and functional. We believe in responding to the needs of our customers by: Anticipating the aspirations of our customers and responding innovatively through our products. Creating a friendly and motivating environment for our members of staff and the community.


  • Reputation – We value our long-standing good name above everything else as we strive to maintain it.
  • Knowledge – Innovation through constant research and education.
  • Honest – You are rest assured that quality and durability is what we deliver.
  • Reliable – We deliver products that will meet all requirements, to your satisfaction


  • R. McDiarmid & Company intends to meet the requirements, of the most discerning users of Office Furniture in Zimbabwe, the SADCC region and the rest of Africa.
  • We will strive to keep abreast with the Market Dynamics Internationally and never compromise on Quality.


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