Carmelo Abela is one of the oldest food importation companies in Malta, behind a vast line of top products on consumer shelves across the islands. The company is equipped to store and distribute food products of all temperatures, and has established a reputation locally for its after-sale service and expertise in the food industry.
Innovation and expertise you can trust
A steady year-on-year growth backed by generations of experience in the food and beverage distribution industry.
Importing and distributing a range of high profile brands from around the globe.
For decades our company has been importing and distributing goods from all over the world, ranging from EU countries such as Italy and Holland to the UK and America. Our temperature-controlled storage facilities cater for chilled, dry, and frozen products.
We go beyond sales to sharing knowledge of the food industry we have established over the years. From supermarkets, mini markets, convenience shops to caterers, restaurants and hotels, our clientele value us for our vast expertise in the sector.
What make us different
message from the directors
“We've invested our life in growing this company and its employees.”Pierre Abela | Steve Abela
Over 100 years of experience
Where it all started
The company originated in 1932 when founders Carmelo and Giovanna Abela distributed food in Malta’s war-damaged capital, Valletta.
First storage facilities
Carmelo Abela recognised that investment in its own storage and distribution operations would enable it to offer superior levels of service. The company soon started operating as both a direct importer and distributor with its own dry and cold stores.
The Second Generation
The next generation of the Abela family took over the business in 1953. Brothers Joseph and John ensured the retention of Carmelo Abela’s values and principles; qualities which were, and still are, crucial to the make up and day-to-day running of the business. Their recipe for success was very similar to that of their father, consisting most prominently of providing superior levels of service and quality.
The Third Generation
Currently run by the third generation of the Abela family, the passion and drive exhibited by the founding father is ever-present in the current directors, Steve and Pierre Abela. These executives are committed to keeping the family business thriving and its core values alive. The brothers ensure to continue their forefathers’ legacy through the honest execution of every transaction. The two have succeeded in not only maintaining, but exceeding the high standards set by their predecessors.