Currently, with a broad range of hardware, software and services skills, we are an “IBM Platinum Partner” having expanded our offerings and services on hardware & software to cater for the complete enterprise needs.

Who we are

Trans Business Machines Ltd (TBM) is a fully owned Kenyan company established in 1991 with the aim of providing technology solutions to small, medium and large corporate in Kenya and surrounding countries.

Our promise is to deliver services with a commitment to excellence through our people and focus on our quality management systems in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

TBM has been a dedicated IBM business partner for twenty five (25) years, and has been adapting its products and services offering to suit the market.

At the beginning, there were IBM type-writers and Micro-computers sold with windows ver3 and WordPerfect. We offered these products with services to our customers, and ensured the technology supported their business objectives.


  • Effective communication – work to improve and perform above expectation in communicating to staff, management, customers and other stakeholders on a continuous basis
  • Work in a responsible manner supporting our community and respecting the environment
  • Build and retain a skilled team
  • Present our technical experts as trusted advisors to customers
  • Team discipline which is synchronized with industry and market trends (competition, economy, etc)


To become a world class innovative, competitive and profitable IT company providing complete business solutions


To be the leading Technology provider of quality products and services to organisations in the region

Our Core Values

Quality brands

Providing world leading brands to customers through systems and processes of international standards

Integrity and Honesty

We uphold the highest standards of fairness and ethical business practices

Skills development

Fostering and enhancing our skills to address our customer needs


To meet and exceed customer requirements


Focus on delivery through excellence in teamwork

Management & Directors

Henry Maina

Henry Maina

Managing Director

Esther Maina

Esther Maina

Human Resource and Administration Director

Ronald Maina

Ronald Maina

Operations Director

Davies Maina

Davies Maina

Business Development Director

Daniel Gatiri

Daniel Gatiri

Finance Manager

Anton Kihara

Anton Kihara

Enterprise Solutions Manager

Carol Katisya

Carol Katisya

Human Resource Manager

Quality Policy

Trans Business Machines Limited is a technology company using its people to deliver services with a commitment to excellence and focus on our quality management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Awards & Certification

Lenovo 2016 Awards
  • Best Performance
  • Gold Business Partner East Africa
IBM Awards in April 2010
  • Highest revenue partner for IBM in East Africa
  • Leading maintenance (Service and support) partner in East Africa
  • Leading partner at selling multiple brands (System x, System i, System P, Storage & Tivoli) in East Africa
  • Largest Winback (converted a Client from a competitive brand to IBM)
Computer Society of Kenya (CSK) Awards
  • 2010 – Outstanding Enterprise Solutions Company
  • 2009 – DiIBMter Recovery & Storage Solutions Provider
ISO 9001:2015 Certification and Memberships