Forge Group’s Tecsa opened in 1965 and today is South Africa’s largest appliance parts supplier for all leading home appliance brands, making it “#1 Appliance Parts in South Africa”. In March 2013 the business acquired commercial refrigeration veteran Reco founded in 1947 as a leading refrigeration wholeseller. Today TecsaReco is a giant, making TecsaReco “#1 Refrigeration in South Africa” and offering the full spectrum of refrigeration solutions, from home to commercial as well as air-conditioning, all with leading global brands.

Products include:
  • Appliance parts
  • Refrigeration
  • Airconditioning
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TecsaReco’s inventory of over 30 000 products includes branded and own name generic parts, components and accessories. These are distributed directly to consumers and the trade via 22 walk-in outlets nationwide, in Windhoek and in Gaborone, with a fleet of more than 70 delivery vehicles. TecsaReco also distributes to neighbouring countries including Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

History

Reco established as a refrigeration wholesaler

Expansion into import and sale of generic washing machine and vacuum cleaner parts

TecsaReco established as a domestic appliances servicing and repair company

Tecsa expands into import and sale of generic washing machine and vacuum cleaner parts

– TecsaReco acquired by Raymond Daniel and four other investors

– Focus shifted to sale and distribution of electrical appliance parts

– Based in Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

Branches opened in [all] major South African cities

Tecsa acquires stock of liquidated competitor Powerpoint

Reco evolved from private company to largest single refrigeration and air-conditioning wholesaler in South Africa

– Appointed as sole parts distributor in South Africa for Whirpool

– Acquired Pro Trade Distributors

Reco acquired by Danfoss A/S (Denmark) to utilise Reco’s dominant position and brand to drive growth for Danfoss products

– Expansion into imported parts for catering equipment and commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning

– Headquarters moved to Heriotdale, Johannesburg

– Tecsa expands thermostat and heating element range

– Reco acquired by Afrox in November 2007

– Tecsa becomes a distributor of Embraco domestic & commercial compressors

– Reco sells a complete range of refrigeration and air-conditioning products and equipment plus a limited range of fast moving air-conditioning split systems

– Reco expands into 14 branches in South Africa and 1 in Namibia

– Tecsa acquires Unitary Air-conditioning Distributors (UAD)

– Tecsa is appointed the exclusive TCL and Trane unitary distributor for South Africa.

– The acquisition of Tecsa by Westbrooke

– The acquisition of UAD and its integration

– Tecsa becomes part of Forge Group

– Tecsa acquires Reco to become TecsaReco – ‘#1 Appliance Parts’ and ‘#1 Refrigeration’

– Vanderbijlpark branch opened

– Botswana branch opened

Contact TecsaReco

Address: 25 Brunel Road Cnr. Heidelberg Road, Tulisa Park, Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 613-6551
Fax: +27 11 613-6557
Email: info@tecsareco.co.za
Web: www.tecsareco.co.za