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Since 1993 Diesel Electric Services (Pty) Ltd has specialised in the design, manufacture, delivery, installation, commissioning and maintenance of generator sets, distribution boards and associated products to suit the needs of practically any organisation. Our staff complement, over 400 strong, at 23 000 m2 premises in Johannesburg includes many of the pioneers of the genset business in this country, guaranteeing a wealth of knowledge and experience being passed down the ranks, which ensures our long term commitment to a very demanding market. We offer our customers affordable business solutions, backed by leading industrial brands, supported by service, relationships and attention to detail. Through our business philosophy of value-based management, we focus on creating sustainable value for all our stakeholders.

To cope with the increasing demands of our clients, Diesel Electric Services now employs 18 contract engineers to manage multi-faceted turnkey projects. To complement this, we have a fully equipped 24 hour standby service team consisting of 36 factory trained technicians, 4 UPS specialist technicians and 12 diesel delivery vehicles. We have 15 installation teams versed in tried and tested installation methodologies. We have fully equipped mechanical, electrical and electronic workshops. All control panel wiring, fabrication and machining is done in-house, thus allowing planned integration of all components. This provides optimum performance and economy, which ensures total control over quality and delivery.

Our test bay facility allows for the comprehensive load testing of all our machines at unity power factor, with load banks rated up to 3000kW. Strong emphasis is placed on design optimisation with both the mechanical and electrical design being computerised. Our design facility is equipped with the latest software packages. Spares availability is assured for a minimum of ten years from date of manufacture. We are able to guarantee this commitment owing to the in-house manufacture of our own electronic control equipment as well as our extensive spares holding.


Diesel Electric Services is also proud to announce their recent Premium Distribution Partnership with Eaton this year and will become a Systems Integrator of Eaton products, providing a comprehensive range of products and solutions across Sub –Saharan Africa.

welcome to Diesel Electric Services

Diesel Electric Services Product Range:

  • Engine brands
  • Alternator brands
  • Generator control systems
  • Diesel / gas driven generating sets
  • Specialised products for base-load transmitter stations
  • Dynamic (rotary) UPS
  • Fuel conditiong system
  • Switchboards
  • Flowmeters
  • Solar photovoltaic solutions
  • Service and rebuilds


Diesel Electric Services is going green

At Diesel Electric Services we have installed our own Grid Tied PV System without battery back-up. This system is supplying power to our sales offices.

The system comprises of 72 x 200 watt photovoltaic panels connected in a series and parallel combination, this is wired into three grid-tiered inverters (GTI) which is feeding power directly onto our mains in the building.

This system has two significant advantages for us, the first is that we contribute our green initiative and secondly we benefit from a significant saving on our monthly utility bill. By taking cognizance of the rising global electricity demand, the scarcity of fossil fuels and as a consequence of that, their rising costs, we believe that this will be a beneficial investment for our company.


Manufacturing and Assembly:

Our workshop is fully equipped with test facilities, spraybooths, plant and tools necessary to assemble all components in-house, with assistance of our overhead cranes and lifting equipment we can assemble generator sets up to 16 tons. Our drawing, planning, production and installation offices are located within the main factory to facilitate each build. The quality of Diesel Electric Services' products originates from management, manufacturing technique and continuous quality awareness - every working procedure from outsourcing inspection, engine and electric assembly to spray-paint are under strict control. Generator sets from open, plant room and canopy sets go from conception to finished and tested products ready to be delivered to our clients. Our dedicated yard builds containerized generator sets and mobile units.



With the build of our first biogas fuelled generator, Diesel Electric Services has now entered the biogas market, one that is sure to grow as we look for alternative sources of energy.

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  • BEE Policy

    Diesel Electric Services is BEE compliant and has achieved a level 6 accreditation. We will continue to promote the objectives of the relevant acts and codes through high levels of professionalism and competence. We fulfill our enterprise development requirements through shareholding in a BBBEE company, which consists of 20% in DCI Projects (PTY) Ltd.

Client Projects

Some of the work we have done