In 1986, Mrs. Tsehay Roschli founded Selam Children’s Village with 23 orphans and 4 workers in order to provide necessities and a family for children who lost their parents due to the drought that occurred in the northern part of Ethiopia. Following their daughter’s path, her parents, David and Marie-Louise Roschli settled in Ethiopia in 1989 and began the ground work for the technical and vocational center. Over the year, Selam continued to grow, through supporting many people and employing hundreds.
Tsehay Roschli Industrial & Agricultural Engineering
To insure the sustainability of Selam children’s village projects, Selam is engaged in income generating activities for the last 30 years. The activities are enforced by the new charities and societies proclamation 621/2009 article 103, these activities are meant to reduce Selam’s reliance on foreign donations. The organization strives to reach diverse groups in the community through its hands-on approach to its projects.
Selam Children Village is engaged in various income generating activities with the aim of transferring intermediate and appropriate technology in the areas of construction, steel work, renewable energy, hydro power equipment, transport agro-equipment and wood work. These income generating projects are a way for Selam Technical and vocational college trainees to gain first hand-on experience. They receive on-Job training and gain confidence in their abilities in their field of study. On the other, hand income generating activities reduce Selam’s reliance on foreign donation.
Tsehay Roschli Industrial and Agricultural Engineering (TRIAE) is one of the income generating units of Selam Children Village organized under its umbrella. Income generating activities are crucial for the organization to become self-sustainable with a view to support and change the lives of the children who are under its care. Income generating activities range from producing appropriate technologies including industry products through the research and development to agriculture and related activities. The appropriate technologies includes: agro equipment, building & construction materials, pre & post harvesting equipment, diary product equipment, steel works, aluminum and stainless steel works, hydro power end irrigation equipment , transport equipment and other customer order based products.
Manufacturing low cost operation equipment through appropriate technology is a way to locally meet the immediate needs of the community.
TRIAE envisions becoming the best competitive business firm and the choice of customers by meeting and exceeding their needs and expectations.
TRIAE’s mission is firstly, to produce and sell industrial and agricultural products and services to the satisfaction of its customers thereby attaining profitability; and Secondly, to make technology and knowledge transfer to contribute for the growth of the manufacturing sector in Ethiopia; Thirdly, to contribute financially the mission and objectives of Selam Children‘s Village.
TRIAE‘s core values are beliefs which are upheld in common by its employees and management to put them into practice. They are the cumulative effect of personal and professional values which are shared and owned by all. Hence, the values are expressed by the staff of TRIAE as follows:
o Build highly spirited team to constantly challenge the highest levels of performance to achieve customer satisfaction (Team Spirit);
o Conduct business with uncompromising honesty and professional excellence (Integrity);
o • Prime responsibility to customers and thus effectively respond to the fulfillment of their Satisfaction (Customer focused);
o Consistently open in what it does and accept responsibility for its actions (Transparency);
o Respect and adhere to the rules, regulations and laws that govern the natural environment (Environment sensitive);
o Commit its time and talent to creating innovative solutions that meet or exceed customer‘s needs and expectations, respond quickly to change, create learning business and belief in continuous improvement, and use the right technology to reduce cost and improve product and service qualities (Commitment)
Currently TRIAE has about 165 employees including the management team.
There are six workshops and each workshop has an average 400 m2 area used to produce the products.
The first workshop is stainless steel workshop. In this workshop all stainless steel products are manufactured and the workshop is equipped with TIG (Tungsten inert gas) welding machine.
The second workshop is metal manufacturing workshop. In this workshop different machineries and metal structure products including metal processing plants processed and assembled. And this workshop is equipped with MIG (metal inert gas) welding, Arc welding, cutting machines, CNC and Manual punching machines, Eccentric presses and plasma cutting machine.
The third workshop is machining workshop. This workshop is equipped with different lathe machines with long bed, milling machine and face grinding machines.
The fourth workshop is Cold forming workshop. This work shop is equipped with various heavy duty shearing, bending and rolling machine. This work shop supplies other stainless steel, metal and machine workshops metal or stainless steel sheet after processing.
The fifth workshop is cement product mill workshop. This workshop is equipped with mixer machines, crusher plant and hydra -form block plant.
The sixth one is a wood workshop. The workshop is equipped with various types of machineries such as circular saw, band saw, milling, press machine, lathe, planner, and sander and planning and produces different kinds of furniture and wooden agricultural products such as beehives and fruit dryers.
All of the products are designed through the design section. The design team has a good experience in designing a mechanical and electrical component. In addition the manufacturing facility has more than 52 skilled technicians most of them are trained in Selam and got an opportunity for hands-on practice. The workshops are led by well experienced Foremen.
Some of the products of TRIAE are described here below:
Multi-crop thresher, Maize Sheller, heavy duty seed grader, Harvester, Multi-crop grain cleaner, Flower mill, Modular rice mill, Wet type mill, dry coffee pulpier, Animal feed processing plant including the feed mixer, top feed hammer mill and mineral block press, Agro stone mixer pedal driven pumps and rope and washer pump, cross flow turbine as mixers, Soil crushers, roof tile machine, Soil block machine, hollow block machine, different kinds of molds, wind pumps, ram pump, Boats, Metal roofing structures, roller conveyor, belt conveyors, Silo, bucket elevators, galvanization plant, fuel tankers with trailers, carts of different size, log cutting tables, Bone mill, oscillating type cleaners, rotary type washers, merry go round, balance, swinging machine, sheep scale,0.5-1 bar boilers, ducts. Essential oil extractor plant, Aluminum boats, Mixers and agitators, food grade equipment, honey equipment package, milk processing equipment, hand rails, stainless steel containers and vessels
Cement Products and Mill Stone
Roof tile, hollow block, hydra-form block and mill stone of different size.
Bee hive, Solar cooking equipment, various kinds of household & office furniture such as tables, kitchen cabinets, chairs, cupboards etc…
We can classify our products in to the following categories:
1. Building materials
2. Grinding mill & mill stones
3. Pre & post-harvest equipment
4. Wooden product
5. Dairy farm & cattle food equipment
6. Beekeeping equipment
7. School play grounds
8. Stainless steel & aluminum products
9. Sheet metal product
10. Construction equipment
11. Water lifting equipment
12. Transport equipment
13. Non-standard products & others
In addition to the product fabrication, spare parts for different kinds of processing plants such as Salt Iodization Plant and other own products are fabricated in Selam-TRIAE.
Product quality Control
TRIAE has a quality control section. This section was established with the objective of meeting quality standards in the process of manufacturing products. The quality control and the maintenance section are led by Mechanical engineers. Quality Control office performs various Quality-controlling activities based on the approved procedures given. The given approved procedures are:-
1. Raw- Materials/incoming material Inspection procedure
2. In- House Measuring Device Calibration procedure
3. Non- conforming products control procedure.
After Sales Service
In case, customers seek technical assistance on equipment’s and spare parts supplied, TRIAE is always willing to be of assistance. We can guarantee fast and accurate implementation and execution of any kind of technical assistance forwarded to us.
For machineries built by TRIAE, we give six months warranty period for problems resulted from manufacturing error.
Location and contact address
SCV TRIAE is located in Addis Ababa, Yeka sub city around Kotebe. The compound where SCV located is wide and have enough space for parking, wide area of land for expansion purpose in all aspects (products and services), There are also shops equipped with quality and standards machineries & equipment related to the types of production and services.>