Bluetek Generators Power The Nation

BLUETEK GENERATORS was founded in 2007 by Mr Clive Chiwadzimba and has rapidly grown to become one of the leading suppliers of generators, water pumps and solar systems in Zimbabwe. Their head office, showroom and workshop is situated at 285 Samora Machel Avenue, Eastlea where they first started out, although they have recently made some major extensions to their offices. They also have a shop at 93 Harare Street in the city centre as well as distributors in other major centres. After renting the property at 285 Samora Machel for a number of years they bought the property in 2015 and then last year – in September 2019 – they started on some extensions to the existing house which were completed in December the same year. The property was originally a residential house, but like many of the properties in this area of Eastlea it had been converted to commercial use.

Because the company was growing so fast they needed to extend their showroom to display their growing range of products. The extension was originally conceived of as a single storey addition to their existing showroom but the plan soon evolved to become a double storey with the showroom downstairs and offices upstairs for management and administration. This helped to free up more space in the existing house for their stock and spares and their workshops. The design for the extension was drawn up by local company KP and Sons Consultancy who then adapted the design to include the first floor. Adding the concrete slab for the top floor meant that two additional pillars had to be included downstairs for support. KP and Sons Consultancy worked together with local company Light Structural Engineers to reinforce the foundations, install the supporting pillars and cast the first floor concrete slab. Large glass and aluminium windows and doors and white ceramic tiled floors help to make the showroom look bright and attractive. The first floor also has white ceramic floor tiles and generous windows. The design includes a small balcony leading off from Mr Chiwadzimba’s office with a view out over Samora Machel Avenue. Linking the ground floor showroom and the first floor offices is a steel staircase with teak treads and aluminium hand rails. OCA Glass Concepts and Stainless Steel manufactured and installed the staircase while Alumin Structures supplied the frames and glass for windows and doors. Apart from the offices there are also restrooms and a small kitchenette upstairs so it’s a very comfortable place to work.

Bluetek supplies a number of leading generator brands including Perkins, Kohler, Lister Petter, MorePower and IMC powered by Honda. They are also the official sole distributors for the well-known brand of Aksa generators which are manufactured in Turkey. In addition Bluetek assemble their own brand of generators called Bluemax which is very similar to the Honda generator. Not only does Bluetek supply and install these generators they have a full range of spares in stock and a welltrained team of technicians offering servicing, engine overhauls and repairs to electrical and other components. Bluetek offers excellent advice to customers to suit their needs and can install full off-grid systems for areas where there is no electricity at all or where uninterrupted power is essential. To support their generator section Bluetek also offers solar powered systems – solar panels, inverters, batteries and UPSs – from leading international brands like Must Solar and Baykee and as well as local Forge products including solar geysers. In addition to their generators and solar systems Bluetek also supply and install water pumps from leading brands like Kissan and IMC powered by Honda as well as their own Bluemax pumps.

Pumps vary in size from 4.2hp up to 10hp in both diesel and petrol ranges and their pumps can also be solar powered. They provide slurry pumps, submersible pumps for boreholes and pumps for domestic purposes, irrigation pumps for commercial farms, extraction pumps for the mining industry and pumps for the manufacturing industry. Bluetek has a solution for all your power and water needs anywhere in the country. Like their generators Bluetek offers a full spares, servicing and repair service for their water pumps.

In an exciting new development Bluetek has been appointed the sole distributors for the Zest WEG Group and will soon be holding their official WEG launch. WEG supply – amongst other products – electric motors, switch gear, variable speed drives and other electrical components and accessories. Just a few of Bluetek’s major customers include Old Mutual, ZB Bank, Agribank and the Zimbabwe Open University as well as large scale farms, mines and the manufacturing and industrial sector. Bluetek offers great, personalised customer service including free on site surveys and installation as well as free delivery for customers within Harare and a 24/7 backup service nationwide. To find out more: Visit: 285 Samora Machel Avenue, Eastlea Call: 0242 747 749 Email: admin@bluetek.co.zw Website: www.bluetek.co.zw


 


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