Welcome to East Timor Roofing & Holding Company
Contact our manager Norm Bruce on +670 7238264 or the office on +670 4130027
East Timor Roofing was established as a Rotary project in mid 2000 by Rotary Clubs of Doncaster and Melbourne and joined subsequently by Rotary Club of Lilydale. The intent then and now is to provide training and opportunities for the people of Timor Leste to help them help themselves to greater sustainability as a nation and as a people.
From a start of “zero base” the operation is now a fully established incorporated limited liability Company in Timor Leste.
The project was allocated an old market site in Baucau by the original United Nations Administration and now has a large fully equipped factory on the site with machinery to roll flat steel coils into corrugated roofing iron, purlin section, wall frame stud and track, and guttering. Other roofing products manufactured are pre-fabricated roof trusses, as well as water tanks and more recently grain silos.
The factory has been expanded substantially since inception and has recently installed a new purlin rolling mill to produce lighter roof and wall frame sections to complement the existing product range and equipment.
East Timor Roofing has an Australian resident manager with the overall management of the operation overseen by a Board of Rotarians in Melbourne. All other staff are local East Timorese people trained in the various facets of factory operation.
The factory operates on a commercial basis but all surplus funds generated by the organization remain in Timor Leste for maintenance and expansion of the facility as well as supporting a variety of humanitarian projects identified from time to time.