Mukesh Naran Hirani, founder of Master Power Systems Limited (MPSL), settled in Kenya in 1999 and was quickly inspired to start his own electrical installation company.
He consulted a few friends and partnered with three of them to start the company in 2001.
MSPL is now a leading engineering and contracting company specialising in designing and executing electrical works, with the main focus being quality service to the corporate market, across ICT and telecommunication installations, structural cabling, fibre active devices, fibre optic cabling, PABX, intercom and telephone wiring, security surveillance systems (CCTV), intruder alarms and access control, fire alarms, generators, video conferencing and information display systems.
The company now works on electrical installation projects across Kenya and Uganda and is currently spreading across East and Central Africa. Starting out with only four staff, MPSL now employs some 240 workers and up to 400 casual employees, in providing services to industrial developments, commercial developments, residential facilities, academic institutions, healthcare facilities, hotels and retail stores.
In Kenya, these include many of the country’s most prominent names, such as Garden City Mall, Nairobi National Museum and, in 2008, the Coca-Cola East African headquarters. MPSL is currently working on Two Rivers Mall, the College of Insurance, and the Arboretum Furnished Suites, among other projects.
“Business so far has been great,” said Mr Mukesh. But the company is always looking for new ideas and concepts in a field that is constantly changing due to the high number of creative minds interested in the electrical field.
MPSL advocates sustainable energy and has embraced modern technology, adding values for its clients through recommendation of green technology and appropriate materials.
The major challenge in this has lain in spending too much time on research work and obtaining back up information with practical applications, to support some of the new concepts to be incorporated into some of its projects. However, the research effort has enabled the company to keep ahead, said Mr Mukesh.
MPSL has also strategically partnered with a number of leading engineering firms and through them has been able to deliver top-notch services of excellent quality.
MPSL has also continuously expanded geographically, with offices now opened in Mombasa and Kampala, Uganda, and plans under way to open in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The company has won numerous awards over the years and has been proud to be ranked among the top mid-sized companies in Kenya for the lastseven years from 2008 to 2014, before qualifying, this year, for the higher level of the Club 101.
In this entire journey, MPSL’s progress has been the result of hard work and dedication, said Mr Mukesh, with the company’s guiding principle being the provision of quality service coupled with competitive pricing. The company’s mission remains to provide first class installations regionally and to expand its services to major towns and cities across East and Central Africa by the year 2020.