Company Profile

Company Profile

Emmanuel Said (Wholesale) >>  Emmanuel Said Limited >> ESL Gross Market
Emmanuel Said Limited is one of the oldest Firms importing Toys and Games in Malta. Originally Emmanuel Said (Wholesale) the firm dates back to the 1940’s.  It used to have its offices and stores in Britannia Street, Valletta. (Better known today as Melita Street).  On the 4th of January 1968 the firm was registered as a Limited Liability Company and had the name changed to Emmanuel Said Limited.  Just one year later, in 1969, due to the continued enlargement of the business and also due to traffic problems in the capital city, the Firm was transferred to Zabbar, first in Sanctuary Street then to a much larger premises in Labour Road which was inaugurated on 19th July 1990. Ever since, the Company has been functioning from these premises under the name ESL Gross Market.

These premises consist of Five floors. Two floors serve as Retail Shopping space with an area of 1000 The third & fourth floor are used for Wholesale negotiations, whereas the basement serves for storage. Our customers are more acquainted with the name ESL Gross Market than with the original name Emmanuel Said Limited. Overseas suppliers are still dealing with us under the registered name Emmanuel Said Limited and this is the reason why we have not changed the name totally. 

Initially the Company dealt in various lines such as Wines & Spirits, Disinfectants, Sports Goods and Underwater Equipment apart from Toys and Games which has always been the main line.  Throughout the years many of the above lines have been given the side so as the Management could concentrate more on Toys and Games.  

This action by the Management was proved right and obtained a very positive result.  For the last 50 years, Emmanuel Said Limited has been the leading importers and distributors of Toys & Games in Malta and Gozo.  It is the only place where retailers can pick and purchase new stocks off the shelves.

The number of employees now reached 16 full timers of which 5 are females plus 4 part timers.
The introduction of the company website, which was launched on 5th December 2009 made a positive advance on the potentiality of the company.  Apart from serving as a showcase for our retailing clients, it also serves as an online shop for anyone who wants to do some shopping from the comfort of their home or office.  This website was constructed with the aid of the European Union through Malta Enterprise under the Electronic Commerce Scheme.  This website is being updated daily with new items. After almost 10 years, the website required to be modernized and was given a new modern look.

On Thursday 18th October 2018 the new website was launched available to potential customers around the world.
The company has a facebook page which has thousands of fans who are being kept updated very regularly about new products received.  The feedback that we receive on our facebook page is keeping one of our employees busy most of the day, answering requests from potential customers.

ESL Building - Labour Road, Zabbar. ZBR 9033.  Malta.
Tel:         (00356) 2167 3147 / 8 / 9
e-mail:   [email protected]