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Tanelec Limited was established in 1981 and is today the leading manufacturer of Distribution transformers, Power transformers, electrical switchgear, metering units, line materials & accessories in East and Central Africa, serving regional utility companies and private sector. Tanelec Limited is also the predominant provider of distribution and power transformer refurbishment and repair service in the region boasting the largest and most equipped repair center.

Tanelec limited is part of TransCentury PLC, an investor in power and infrastructure projects in Africa. By virtue of being part of a large group of industries, Tanelec Limited is able to offer a complete power distribution solution, including supply of conductors and cables.

Tanelec Limited is headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania, and has facilities and operations in: Uganda (Kampala), Kenya (Nairobi) and Zambia (Ndola). In the past 40 years, Tanelec Limited has regularly supplied new distribution transformers and provided refurbishment and repair services to utilities in the region.

Tanelec Limited manufactures distribution transformers up to 36 kV with ratings ranging from 5kVA to 10,000kVA. Tanelec Ltd is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified and has a Quality Assurance and Quality Control team that ensures compliance with set standards.

Tanelec Limited has a capacity to manufacture 14,000 distribution transformers per year at its factory in Arusha. Tanelec Limited can repair up to 500 transformers per month/6,000 units per year.

Knowledge Transfer Center

By virtue of our long experience and wide coverage of the African market, Tanelec Limited boasts of extensive knowledge both in the Electrical engineering field and the African market. This has place an almost moral obligation on us to impart knowledge to current and future generations.

Tanelec limited has a fully equipped Knowledge Transfer Center at its headquarters in Tanzania, Arusha. We have qualified engineers with hands-on experience running all our knowledge transfer programs. We also partner with world leading industrial training centers to deliver to you what matters the most in the industry.

Our Knowledge Transfer programs cover from LV, MV, and HV switchgear to highly specialized trainings in the field of industrial automation. We cover Power protection field with a practical approach dealing with specific protection relays by world renowned manufacturers such as Siemens, Schneider, ABB and EATON. For more information check our Knowledge Transfer page.

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