November 2008 marked the humble beginning of a Ugandan indigenous firm that had a vision to propagate affordable and renewable energy for all.
A decade and one year down the road, All In Trade Limited has established a well-founded footprint across the East African region that is only in line with its vision.
The company set out focusing on the provision and maintenance of reliable and affordable solar energy systems, power backup systems, electric services, wind energy systems, power protection systems and other renewable energy solutions within Uganda and neighbouring East African countries.
To-date the company has diligently served 1,889 clients including industries, United Nations agencies, religious bodies, humanitarian organisations, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, hotels and leisure centers, academic institutions, non-government organisations and individuals/households.
Notable among these clients are Oxfam GB, Uganda Red Cross Society, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Windle Trust Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Makerere University, Finn Church Aid, United Nations- African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Gayaza Junior School, Save the Children, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) etc.
Through this unmatched level of service, All In Trade Limited has undoubtedly inked its name among the regional power houses in the area of design, supply, installation and maintenance of domestic, commercial and industrial capacity renewable energy systems.
American skater, Charlie White was once quoted saying; “the most important thing is being passionate about what you’re doing and always give it your all. That is the key to success.”
All In Trade has lived this adage through its values that espouse integrity, competence, client satisfaction, commitment, teamwork, reliability, responsiveness, transparency, honesty and compassion.
The company has also gone an extra mile to ensure that every energy solution and service they offer is innovative enough to expound on the wealth of skills they have in-house. Each job is executed with a touch of robust and reliable technical capacity to exceed the client’s expectations.
Emphasis starts with sourcing out supplies from a range of certified international manufacturers who guarantee high-quality performance standards, reliable and environmentally friendly energy solutions.
Some of the equipment that the company deals in include; solar water heaters, solar PV panels, power inverters, solar charge controllers, wind turbines, maintenance free batteries, solar water pumps, solar lanterns, solar refrigerators, LED lights, solar garden lights and solar food dryers, all of which have to meet the highest quality standards given the market porousness.
Other products are electric distribution boards, control panels, wires and electrical accessories, earthing and lightning protection accessories, power protection devices and a range of wiring fittings assembled in a variety of ways depending on the intended application and client’s unique demand.
Another key component in the company’s work process is the testing and inspection. All installations are inspected and tested by the firm’s qualified testing teams to meet the relevant standards, complying with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) wiring regulations as well as an assessment against the in-house quality monitoring criteria.
To achieve all this, you need a team that is good at what they do and fully appreciate your organizational goal. All In Trade Limited does everything with intent when it comes to this aspect.
“We employ the best talent in the industry with the objective of providing innovative system designs, certified products and services,” Mr. Lubowa Muhammed, Managing Director revealed, adding that: “We have the right mix of experienced personnel as well as fresh minds that bring a fresh approach to the table to suite the various sectors of the industry that we serve,”
Among the technical teams are electrical system designers, electrical engineers, solar PV technicians, plumbers and administrative support personnel to ensure that jobs are accomplished within time and expectations of clients.
“We run every day conscious about the fact that our human resources and the clientele base represent the face of our organization. A job well done opens doors to your next assignment and that’s why we want the balance between our staff competences and deliverables to be up there,” Mr. Lubowa noted.
Through the eleven years of existence, All In Trade Limited has created awareness and scaled up clean energy through strong Corporate Social Responsibility programs like constructing underground solar-powered boreholes, solar in-house lighting, solar water heating and solar street lighting systems for schools and worship centres in rural communities of Uganda.
These acts of goodwill facilitated over 2,000 students keep up with their studies while also benefiting hundreds of surrounding community members.
The company’s competitive advantages lie in the pool of experts in project execution, engineering expertise, managing complex projects and financial capacity.
Successful implementation of utility-scale solar power projects demand highly effective project management and planning from commencement to handover. At All In Trade Limited the entire organization is focused on project execution and the engineering teams draw from their experience to respond flexibly and responsively to project-specific requirements.
It’s no longer in doubt that All In Trade Limited has morphed into Uganda’s market leader in large scale renewable power generation projects.
Looking back at the over 10 years of dedicated service, it’s just right to state that the company took stock of its past, knows its current standing and is clear on its future focus.
Hongera on the decade of existence.