19 November 2012

Zambia Electrometer to Export Three Million Bulbs

ZAMBIA Electrometer Limited will soon export three million Compact Flourescent Lamps (CFL) commonly known as energy saving bulbs to Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).

Both the company's production manager Elnab Ghazal and marketing manager Joo Chunga confirmed the development in separate interviews yesterday said the company was among 11 companies which last year bid for the supply of three million energy saving bulbs to ZESA within a period of 24 months.

"Three responsive bids passed through eight evaluation stages before ZESA settled for the best three companies which include Zambia electrometer and two other firms," he said.

The other two successful bidders which have been shortlisted as suitable to be considered for awarding the export contract are Philips Lesotho Limited and El-star of China.

"We have a responsive bid and we are now waiting for the final outcome from ZESA," Mr Ghazal.

Zambia Electrometer was bidding for the export of 11 watts, 14 watts, 18 watts and 24 watts of energy saving bulbs.

Ghazal expressed optimism that ZESA would consider engaging his company for the export bid because its products were of high quality apart from being durable.

ZESA, Zimbabwe's national electricity utility firm wants to order three million bulbs each with a capacity of lasting a maximum of six years.

"As Zambia Electrometer we have a proven record to meet ZESA's order because we are almost finishing delivering Zesco's order for 1.5 million energy saving bulbs each with a maximum life span of eight years," he said.

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