Utility Power Botswana, an integrated energy solutions company, specializes in sales, rentals, installations and maintenance of generators, compressors, lighting towers, mining equipment, construction tools, hammers for breaking rocks and more. The company is operational since 2013 as the sole authorized distributor of Chicago Pneumatic products, a brand distributed across the world as part of the Atlas Copco Group. All products are engineered for high performance and pioneering design, high-impact technology, and durability. The company offers a full line of aftermarket products and services which range from service plans, energy consultancy to on-site training for customers, as well as full protection of investments, while offering the lowest life cycle cost.
Columbus Magede, Managing Director, is proud of the company’s successful projects both with many government institutions as well as with the private sector. “With a turnover of 7 million BWP in 2014 and 8 million BWP in 2015, UPB boasts an excellent performance in the first two years which we expect to exceedthis year and further surpass in the future” he points out. With current 2.5% of the market share, UPS aims at achieving 10% in the near future. Columbus Magede says, “one of our biggest concerns are the cheap but low quality products which take a significant part of the market share, but do not offer the quality and safety required.”
Committed to excellence, the company’s products are of highest quality and all services are done with great precision and care. All products are very competitive and in line with European standards. Additionally, UPB boasts highly qualified and trained personnel who are specialists in electrical and mechanical engineering, with experience and skills that guarantee customers’ satisfaction. “In terms of products, we offer both products for sale as well as rentals. Our equipment is reliable, efficient and effective and our pricing is competitive. Our products have been designed to meet all demands and criteria and our rental terms are customer oriented, with skilled personnel available to assist at any point of need”, Columbus Magede explains.
The company’s clients include BURS, companies from the mining sector and construction sector, the EU delegation and other private companies. UPS also plans on expanding their clientele into the banking sector, malls, retail shops and government institutions. As a future strategy for growth, UPS is planning on opening more branches in Botswana, as well as expanding in Rwanda and Zambia. Columbus Magede points out, “We are looking to partner with well-established companies, especially in Rwanda, where we plan to make a capital investment soon. UPS makes an excellent partner for any investor because it offers quality products with guaranteed customer satisfaction”. In addition, he compliments the Government for its efforts to resolve all power and water related issues in Botswana, hoping that all necessary improvements in the energy and water sector will be completed by 2020. “We believe that the perfect measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had previously”, Columbus Magede concludes.