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With branches in Lusaka and Kitwe employing over 60 employees, Diesel-Electric is best known for being the official agent in Zambia for the German company Bosch, with a full range of vehicle parts, professional power tools and various home appliances such as fridges and washing machines. It is also a market leader in power generation, being an agent for SDMO and HIMOINSA generators and producing a selection of inverters, wind turbines and solar equipment.

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Vehicle parts

Diesel-Electric is an established company that prides itself on providing superior vehicle parts from leading international brands such as Bosch, GUD and DENSO. Products stocked by Diesel-Electric range from spark plugs and wipers to fuel injection parts and alternators.

  • A comprehensive range of car and truck parts
  • Bosch parts, Amptron battery chargers and VARTA batteries
  • GUD filters, DENSO fuel injection parts and Delco Remy starters and alternators
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Diesel-Electric stocks a large selection of Bosch car and truck parts:

Bosch Automotive electrical

  • Spark plugs
  • Ignition parts
  • Vehicle electronics
  • Switches
  • Relays
  • Hooters
  • Sensors
  • Auto cables
  • Terminals and connectors
  • Fuses
  • Petrol fuel injection filters and fuel pumps
  • Starters and alternators
  • Regulators, rectifiers, armatures, coils, bendixes and brush sets

Bosch Automotive wipers
Diesel-Electric stocks the cost effective ECO range, including 40” wipers for trucks and buses. Whatever you drive, Diesel-Electric will have a wiper to suit, with BOSCH’s unique universal adaptor that ensures perfect fit and alignment to your windscreen.

Bosch Automotive brake pads
The competitively priced Bosch brake pads are designed for long life, quiet operation and protection of your vehicle’s brake discs. All Japanese and German car manufacturers are catered for in the Bosch range.

Bosch Automotive batteries
These batteries offer superior performance from the smallest car through to trucks and the largest earth-moving mine equipment.

Diesel-Electric also stocks many other leading brands of vehicle parts:

Amptron battery chargers
Diesel-Electric are sole agents for Amptron, a leading manufacturer of rugged battery chargers, with starter and alternator test benches. These products are designed to withstand harsh African conditions and are ideally suited for commercial and industrial workshops.

VARTA batteries
As an authorised distributor for VARTA in Zambia, Diesel-Electric offers a range of premier quality, maintenance free batteries from Germany, covering from 56 – 220 Amp Hours. They are suitable for rugged operating conditions for automotive, solar, generators, mining and construction vehicles and machinery.

GUD filters
Diesel-Electric is an authorised GUD distributor with over 250 different filter types in stock.

DENSO fuel injection parts

As the official agent for DENSO in Zambia, Diesel-Electric offers a wide range of their products, primarily in the diesel fuel injection field. The DENSO brand is a standard fitment on Toyota, Mitsubishi and many other Japanese vehicles.

Delco Remy starters and alternators
Diesel-Electric specialises in Delco Remy, offering both parts and a repair service for all Delco Remy starters and alternators.

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Vehicle parts stocked by Diesel-Electric include:

  • Bosch car and truck parts
  • Amptron battery chargers
  • VARTA batteries
  • GUD filters
  • DENSO fuel injection parts
  • Delco Remy starters and alternators

Tools and home improvement

Diesel-Electric are proud to represent Bosch tools, being an official Bosch distributor in Zambia. Bosch is the leading supplier of power tools for trade and industry worldwide. Diesel-Electric also offers selected products from the Skil Masters range, the Dremel hobbyist range and the Gedore hand tools range.

  • Official distributor of Bosch tools in Zambia
  • Stocks the Skil Masters range and the Dremel hobbyist range
  • Comprehensive range of affordable yet premium quality Gedore hand tools
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As a world leader in the tools sector, Bosch is constantly engaged in research and development, ensuring the latest technologies are incorporated into their products. For example, their range of demolition hammers now offer 40% less vibration; and their angle grinders have new safety features like the automatic disc stop.

Diesel-Electric also offers selected products from the Skil Masters range and the Dremel hobbyist range.

Cordless tools
Bosch was the first to introduce lithium-ion technology in professional cordless tools and has developed it further ever since. Independent tests show that Bosch lithium-ion batteries last up to 400% longer than competitor products. Items stocked include the 14.4V drill driver, 36V drill driver and 36V rotary hammer.

Angle grinders
The Diesel-Electric range starts from the 115mm mini grinders, through to 180mm grinders and a range of 230mm grinders from 2000W to 2600W.

Bench grinders and straight grinders
Choose between the Bosch heavy duty or the Skil Masters medium duty bench grinder. Bosch straight grinders are designed for accessing hard to reach areas.

Drills
This range starts from the small but powerful GBM6 reversible drill, through to 2-speed drills and impact Drills up to 1,200W and 16mm chuck capacity. Most have electronic controls for soft starting and constant speed irrespective of load applied.

Magnetic drill stands and drill combinations
The Bosch magnetic drill stand, coupled with the 1,500W, 4-Speed morse taper drill is ideally suited to construction and mining applications, and can drill up to Ø32mm holes in steel.

Rotary hammers
For drilling, chiseling and demolition work in brick, plaster and concrete, Diesel-Electric offer a range to suit your specific requirements. Rotary hammers start at 2kg models, through to 3kg and 4kg models with SDS type chucks. For extra heavy duty work they offer the 7kg and 11kg rotary hammers with SDS max type chucks, allowing drilling of up to Ø150mm holes in concrete with core cutter type bits.

Impact wrenches
For removal of stubborn wheel nuts and other large fasteners, a Bosch impact wrench, coupled with a set of impact sockets is on offer from Diesel-Electric.

Polishers
The variable speed Bosch polishers will give a professional finish to any auto repairs job.

Blowers
A must-have in any workshop for carpentry or metal work.

Hot air guns
For paint removal and shrinking of plastics the Bosch heat gun can be programmed for precise heat and air flow and has an LCD display for ease of operation.

Cut-off saw
The Bosch cut-off saw is perfect for cutting lengths of angle iron, steel pipe, hollow and solid sections.

Jig saws
For wood, aluminium and plastic cutting, Bosch jigsaws give precise control of cutting and are exceptionally durable.

Circular saws
With a 1,600W motor, die-cast aluminium base and blower to keep your cutting line visible, the Bosch circular saw is unbeatable.

Planers
Powerful 710W motor and 3 V-grooves for easy chamfering and 82mm planning width.

Belt and orbital sanders
Choose between the Bosch 75mm wide belt sander or the Skil Masters 100mm wide model. Diesel-Electric offer two models of orbital sanders, one with a 92mm wide base and the other with a 114mm wide base.

Routers
Bosch routers come with all the features you need for precise routing with 900W, constant electronic, fine depth adjustment, speed pre-selection, soft start and parallel guide.

Engravers
The Dremel engraver is a multifunctional tool, useful for industrial engraving or hobby use.

Accessories
For all of the above tools, Diesel-Electric stock a comprehensive range of drill bits, sanding sheets and belts, jig saw blades, planer blades, cutting and grinding discs, stone grinders, chucks, collets, chisels, screwdriver bits and everything you will need to use your power tools effectively.

Stihl products
As the authorised distributor and maintenance centre for Stihl in Zambia, Diesel-Electric offer a range of chain saws, brush cutters, mist blowers and concrete cutters with full spares and service backup guaranteed.

Wap and Nilfisk cleaners
These pressure cleaners, vacuum cleaners and floor polishers set the standard internationally for quality and dependability. Find a product to suit your need at Diesel-Electric, whether it is to clean a truck or clean a house.

Gedore tools
As official agents for Gedore, Diesel-Electric offer a comprehensive range of affordable yet premium quality Gedore hand tools. The versatile Gedore range is suitable for the home garage right through to mining workshops.

Power tools workshop
Diesel-Electric has fully equipped workshops, with trained personnel and specialist tools, to test, service and repair the full range of Bosch, Stihl, Wap, Nilfisk and Gedore power tools. Spare parts for all models are kept in stock for fast turnaround times.

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Electricals and Lighting

As an authorised agent for Bosch household appliances, Diesel-Electric offers discerning customers a range of fridges and freezers, multifunction ovens, hobs, gas cookers, extractors, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and small appliances.

  • Bosch household appliances
  • Installs, services and repairs appliances
  • Guaranteed supply of spares for a minimum of 10 years
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You are invited to visit their Lusaka and Kitwe showrooms to see products on display that can transform your kitchen. Bosch appliances make your personal life easier, and bring quality, innovation and style into the home.

Bosch household appliances
When you buy a Bosch home appliance from Diesel-Electric, you have a, plus factory trained technicians to solve any problems you might encounter.

Fridges and freezers
Diesel-Electric stocks a variety of fridges, freezers and fridge-freezer combinations in a range of finishes and colours. These include the no-frost double door KAN60A40 fridge-freezer, in an Inox finish, with built in ice cube, crushed ice and cold water dispenser with built-in water filter, plus a mini bar compartment; the no-frost double door KAN56V40 with extra freezer space, also in an Inox finish; a variety of top and bottom fridge-freezer combination models in Inox, stainless steel and white. Another popular option is separate matching fridge and freezer combinations – three different options are available, in white and Inox.

Ovens
Top of the range is the HBL3552, a 90cm wide multifunction oven with defrosting, a range of heating options and hot air grilling. For those wanting a 60cm wide oven, Diesel-Electric stocks both multifunction and conventional ovens in a stainless steel and black glass finish.

If you prefer under-counter ovens (with controls for the hob on the oven instead of on the hob), 60cm wide models in stainless steel and black glass finish are available ex-stock. These ovens are all colour- and style- coordinated with the solid plate hobs.

Warmer drawers
The warmer drawers stocked by Diesel-Electric have a stainless steel finish and fit both 90cm and 60cm wide ovens.

Hobs
The latest trend is ceramic black glass top hobs, extremely tough and easy to clean. They come as a 90cm wide model, with touch controls, as well as two models in the 60cm class, one with touch controls and one with conventional knob controls. For those who prefer hobs with solid plates, Diesel-Electric also have models in stainless steel and black.

Extractors
Top of the range is the Island Extractor, for use when your hob is in the middle of the kitchen. Otherwise opt for the 90cm wide wall-mounted extractor (to match the 90cm hob). The wall-mounted extractor is also available in a 60cm wide version. The simplest extractor is the top mounted 60cm wide model which is mounted to an overhanging wall cabinet unit. All extractors are in a stainless steel finish, and utilize washable filters. Therefore you do not need an outlet from your kitchen as they re-circulate the filtered air.

Washing machines
Bosch washing machines come in a choice of 6kg and 7kg versions, in white or silver. They feature low power consumption and special programs such as Freshen Up, Delicate and Hand Wash, Mixed Load and Intensive wash.

Tumble dryers
Available in 5kg and 7kg versions, in white and silver, for gentle drying with anti-wrinkle cycles.

Dishwashers
A choice of white or silver models. Both have 12 place settings, and an LED ‘status of cleaning’ cycle.

Gas cookers
A four-burner, with cast iron supports for those who prefer to cook with gas.

Special products
Diesel-Electric also stocks other appliances in the Bosch range such as lava rock cookers, deep fat fryers and combination gas-electrical hobs.

Small appliances
The Bosch Kitchen Machine is indispensable in the kitchen for cutting, chopping and mixing. Try the coffee machine, toaster (with browning rack for buns), kettle and pressing iron too, all at ultra-competitive prices.

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Product range in stock

  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Multifunction ovens
  • Stoves/hobs
  • Extractors
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble dryers
  • Dishwashers Kettles
  • Irons
  • Hoovers
  • Toasters
  • Other small appliances

Power generation

This company is a leading company in Zambia for installing, servicing and repairing generators. Diesel-Electric's expertise includes the repair of all makes of generators. Sourcing from South Africa and Germany ensures quick procurement of spare parts to minimize downtime.

  • Factory trained technicians, with regular refresher training
  • Installation, service and repair of generators
  • Design and manufacture of inverters, wind turbines and solar products
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Diesel-Electric technicians are factory trained and receive regular refresher training to stay ahead of changing technology in this field. Clients include many of the leading banks in Zambia, government institutions, embassies, military and private customers.

Generators
As the sole agent for the SDMO range of generators (Europe’s largest manufacturer), Diesel-Electric support every facet of the economy from domestic households, through to lodges, banks, electricity providers, customs border posts, military and mining. Diesel-Electric also represent HIMOINSA generators which are manufactured in Spain. They are utilised primarily in the telecommunications field by most of the major mobile phone service providers in Zambia.

Model ranges
The model ranges most commonly offered in Zambia are based on three different manufacturers of engines. Mitsubishi engines are used on generator models T12, T16 and T22kVA as well as on the large generators from 1,400 to 2,200kVA. John Deere engines are used on generator models J33, J44, J66, J88, J110, J130, J165, J200, J220, J275, J300 and J400kVA. Volvo engines are used on generator models V220 up V700kVA. For special applications, Diesel-Electric can offer the MTU engine range on generator models  X710 to X3,100kVA.

Alternators
The larger models are generally supplied with Leroy Somer alternators while the smaller models use Mecc Alte alternators, both of them fully manufactured in Europe.

Sound proof canopies
SDMO is known for manufacturing excellent canopies with unique anti-rust treatment on all metalwork before powder coating takes place. Sound absorption is excellent, and the latches used are top quality, with lockable handles. Larger generators are mounted in ISO containers, specially modified for maximum sound absorption.

Control panels
Models up to 110kVA are usually fitted with the Nexus control panel, giving digital readouts of important generator parameters on an LCD screen. Larger models use the Telys control panel, allowing the user more inputs on generator parameters, setups, software download and diagnostics

Automatic transfer switches
For backup applications, SDMO generators are supplied with an ATS, nowadays mostly of the motorized switch type, while certain models retain the contactor type of change-over. Generator parameters such as amps, volts and frequency per phase can be read on the digital display, with push button selection of manual versus automatic operation.

Portable products
Diesel-Electric has in stock a range of portable generators, ranging from the NEO1000 (900W hand portable, petrol, ideal for camping, powering a music system, public address or power tool), the HX3000 (3.75kVA, petrol), the HX6000 (6.6kVA, petrol) and the DX6000 (6.5kVA, diesel). Diesel-Electric also stocks portable welders, in both petrol (VX200, powered by Honda) and diesel (VX180, powered by Yanmar) versions, both suitable for up to 4mm welding rod diameters. Water pumps complete the portable range, in 2” and 3” pipe configurations.

Telecommunications generators
Diesel-Electric has been appointed by Himoinsa, one of the largest generator manufacturers in Europe, as their official agent for Zambia. Of special interest in their vast range is their telecommunications generators, ideally suited to the requirements of Zambian telecommunications operators. These generators, available in 12,5kVA, 17kVA and 30kVA versions, have the following features:

  • Extended capacity fuel tanks, from 700 litre to 1,000 litre
  • Built-in ATS’s
  • Built in Dummy Loads
  • Connections for fault alarms
  • Built-in GSM modems, for remote starting and reporting of faults and status
  • Padlockable hatches and fuel fillers

This product has already been selected by two of the major operators in Zambia, giving evidence of its suitability to the Zambian environment.

Power products
Diesel-Electric is unique in having their own in-house design and manufacturing company to produce a huge array of power products including:

  • UPS’s
  • Inverters
  • Solar equipment
  • Wind turbines

They even offer a turnkey project capability for any new or existing installation, be it a bank, a telecoms application or a new corporate HQ. In addition, they are the patent holders for HYGEN, a revolutionary concept of variable speed generator.

Servicing, installation and repair
Diesel-Electric is a leader in Zambia in the field of generator installation, repairs and servicing. This applies not only to their own ranges, but to third party manufacturers as well. They have a number of customers throughout the country for which they perform both scheduled maintenance and call-outs. Their capabilities extend to refueling and major overhauls on engines and alternators.

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Diesel-Electric is an official distributor of

  • SDMO generators
  • HIMOINSA generators
  • Mitsubishi, John Deere and Volvo engines
  • Alternators
  • Sound proof canopies
  • Control panels
  • Automatic transfer switches
  • Portable products
  • Telecommunications generators
  • Amptron battery chargers
  • VARTA batteries

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