About us

Milestones

1947

  • Reco established as a refrigeration wholesaler

1965

  • Tecsa established as a domestic appliances servicing and repair
    company

1970s - 1980s

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

1984

  • Tecsa acquired by Raymond Daniel and four other investors
  • Based in Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

1990's

  • Tecsa branches opened in all major South African cities

1992

  • Tecsa acquires stock of liquidated competitor Powerpoint

1995

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

1996

  • Tecsa appointed as sole parts distributor in South Africa for
    Whirpool/KIC
  • Tecsa acquires Pro Trade Distributors

1997

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

2005

  • Tecsa expands into imported parts for catering equipment and
    commercial refrigeration and airconditioning
  • Tecsa's headquarters moved to Heriotdale, Steeledale in
    Johannesburg

2007

  • Tecsa expands thermostat and heating element range
  • Reco acquired by Afrox in November 2007

2009

  • 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

2011

  • 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

2013

  • Tecsa acquires Reco to become TecsaReco – ‘#1 Appliance Parts’
    and ‘#1 Refrigeration’
  • Vanderbijlpark branch opened
  • Botswana branch opened