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.


In 2004, Terry Dickens, the then Managing Director and Peter King, the Operations Director successfully negotiated a management buy-out which resulted in the establishment of the present day company, Berkeley Electrical Limited.


Berkeley Electrical has become synonymous with high quality and cost effective solutions. As an "one stop engineering company" capable of undertaking any type of Electrical, Mechanical and Air Conditioning projects. Berkeley Electrical Limited have successfully completed projects in both construction and industrial sectors including hotels, banks, hospitals, commercial developments, industrial compounds and residential buildings.

As Berkeley Electrical continue to grow from strength to strength, we continue to identify areas of growth to ensure we remain the leading provider of Electrical and Mechanical solutions to the Tanzanian market.


Mission Statement

Berkeley Electrical recognises the need to supply quality products and competent, professional services at competitive prices. Our mission is to provide these at high standards as this is integral to the success of our business performance and client needs. To help achieve this, we continue to grow and develop our biggest asset, our staff, which includes local as well as expatriate employees, of which we currently have of 350 personnel. Our company’s motto is “We make buildings work”, we are confident that our business model will continue to respond to the needs of our clients.



To be the preferred and leading provider of Electrical and Mechanical solutions in Tanzania.


Letter from MD


BEL since inception in the 1953, has been continuously reinventing itself. With each transition we have been gaining strength and emerged stronger, from being Minters Group Company - UK then to William Steward Group Company of Great Britain, subsequently to ABB Berkeley Electrical Ltd (ABB Group Company) then to its current status, our consistent commitment to professional excellence has remained unchanged.

The latest management restructuring saw Mr Terry Dickens being elevated to Chairman and your’s truly being elevated to Managing Director of the company. These changes have been done as a part of our continuous effort to stay ahead of the competition and reinforce our status as the most preferred EPC contractor for HVAC, mechanical and electrical projects.

Our market leader status in project management and project engineering is verifed by successful completion of landmark/ nation building projects over the years to exacting standards, on time every time.

We are having strategic arrangements with our worldwide business partners for supply of projects equipment and technical back up etc, underlining our resolve to deliver high quality projects.

We would like to thank our clients, architects, consultants, civil contractors, suppliers for your constant support.

We look forward to your patronage so that we can continue to do mutually beneficial business in the years to come.

Warm regards,

Prashant Babar
Managing Director