Alfred Hili & Co. Limited was incorporated on 11/02/1977 and started trading on the 01/05/1977. The company took over the business that was being run by its founder, Alfred Hili, as a sole trader. Mr Alfred Hili had returned to Malta from Tunis, where his family had emigrated in the beginning of the twentieth century, just before the second world war broke out. Having had experience as an accountant and financial manager in a large French construction firm, he started dealing in building materials. On the 25th June 1945 he obtained the commission agency licence from the Chamber of Commerce.