Tecom was established in 1971 in Cape Town, by our father Frans Rynhard Slabber. Prior to this, he was instigative in founding “Package Machine Designs (Pty) Ltd.” the first company in South Africa to manufacture packaging machines and related equipment; including: Form Fill & Seal M/c’s, Blanchers, Extruders, Roasters etc..
Package Machine Designs was established in 1965 in Johannesburg. Within a few years they produced and sold some 1000 Form Fill & Seal M/c’s, earning Package Machine Designs tremendous acknowledgement both locally and abroad.
At the same time F.R. Slabber & Company (Pty) Ltd. was established as an Indent Agent, exclusively representing various international manufacturers of Industrial Machinery for a wide variety of Industries, mainly in the production of Food, but also Pharmaceuticals, Retail and other.