Our History

Berkeley Electrical was founded by the Minters Building Group, in the United Kingdom.

In 1953 an opportunity arose to expand the electrical contracting business thus resulting in the establishment of the branch in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

The William Steward Group, which was the UK’s largest contracting company, realised the strength of Berkeley in East Africa and in 1978 bought the company to further strengthen their portfolio of businesses.

 

In 1997 after further successes and growth, the internationally acclaimed ABB purchased the company and in the same year Berkeley Electrical initiated it’s Air-Conditioning division to further enhance their marketability.

  • Terry Dickens - Chairman

    Mr Dickens is a British national with more than 40 years experience in the construction & engineering industry. His service with the William Steward Group UK began in 1966. He was appointed Contracts Manager of Berkeley Electrical in Zimbabwe in 1980. He then moved to Tanzania where in the year 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of the ABB group in Dar es Salaam. Mr Dickens was the prime leader of the management buy-out in 2003 and is presently the Chairman of Berkeley Electrical as well as the major shareholder.

  • Prashant Babar - Managing Director

    Mr Babar is an Indian national with more than 16 years experience in the construction and engineering industry. He has worked in various capacities in India, the Middle East and East Africa. His expertise are in the field of heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HV|/AC). Having worked on some of the landmark and significant projects in Tanzania, he is proficient in sales, project tendering, design, engineering, project planning and project management.

  • Raymond Baruti - Deputy Managing Director

    Mr Baruti is a Tanzanian national with more than 18 years experience in the construction, engineering and consultancy industry. He has worked in various capacities in Tanzania, and has been fully involved ins some of the major construction projects all over the country. His expertise includes project tendering, pre and post-contract project management, contract claims, project cost control and all other aspects of project finances.

  • Peter King - Director of Operations

    Mr King is a British national with more than 30 years experience in the construction and engineering industry. He has worked in various capacities extensively in European countries such as Denmark, England and Scotland before moving to work in Africa, mainly Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. He finally joined Berkeley Electrical in Tanzania in 1990. His expertise includes invaluable field experience in project executions, large, medium, and small site management corporate management and project finance.

  • Alipipi Isote - Finance Director

    Mr Isote is a Tanzanian national with more than 35 years experience in the construction, engineering and trading industry. He has worked in various capacities in Tanzania and joined the Berkeley Electrical team in 1974. He has in depth knowledge of tax, labour laws, general administration and corporate financial management.

Core Values

Berkeley Electrical Ltd. promotes the following four values in all areas of our business.

A
Expertise


Berkeley Electrical has market leading skills in all our fields of operation. These skills have been honed through experience and allow us a dynamic capacity for innovation.

B
Reliability

Berkeley Electrical has the technical know how and capability to complete every project to the full satisfaction of our clients, safely and on time.

C
Flexibility

Our consultants and clients have high demands and expectations. At Berkeley Electrical we relish and rise to this challenge. We meet and exceed the stringent requirements of our customers consistently. Our status as an independent provider and our innovations mean that we are flexible when it comes to creating tailor made solutions.

D
Dedication

At Berkeley Electrical, we are responsible, dependable and dedicated. We put our heart, soul and mind into our work, allowing us to deliver projects on time, every time, and within budget.