About Tanelec

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Our Vision

To be a responsive and dynamic company that exceeds customer expectations and to increase our market footprint and share in Africa through the provision of high quality product and services.


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, an investor in power and infrastructure projects. 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: Ndola and Kitwe in Zambia; Kampala in Uganda; and Nairobi, Kenya. In the past 5 years, Tanelec Limited has regularly supplied new distribution transformers and provided refurbishment and repair service to utilities in the region.

Tanelec Limited manufactures distribution transformers and specializes in 11kV and 33kV distribution transformers 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 rated transformer manufacturing capacity of 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.

Our Culture

At Tanelec we work hard to promote a team spirit within all levels of the company. We believe our employees are our greatest resource and as such strive to provide occupational health and safety and ensure safe working conditions by constantly auditing our internal processes and making improvements as we identify them. We also work at promoting team spirit within all levels of the company.
Communication is key to ensuring our whole workforce is always aware of how we are performing, our challenges and opportunities and what we need to do to ensure that we are constantly improving. Open communication ensures new ideas can be presented and incorporated. We also constantly monitor standards to ensure principles are maintained. We are committed to our own Code of Practice and Business Ethics policies.

Our Core Values

Employees, customers and public safety.
Ensuring that our business ethics are unquestionable
Demonstrating our social and environmental responsibilities
Customer care and service beyond expectation

Our Mission

To be the leading and preferred provider of distribution transformers and switchgear in Africa.


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    Njiro, Arusha
    East Africa