The Company started operations
in 1964 manufacturing :
filters under licence to a
batching equipment for the
Foundry and Steel making Industries in association with
Küttner K.G in Essen.
heat recovery equipment for
the Steel and Chemical Industries in association with
Schack Engineering London now a division of Alstom
During the same period the
company entered into an agreement with Esso Research to use
their patents to develop a range of pressure swing
adsorption compressed air dryers.
In the early seventies the
Company developed a complementary range of coalescing type
filters using a specialised boron-silicate high efficiency
During this period a number of large
refrigeration compressed air dryers were designed and built
for companies such as Iscor, Sappi, SA Nylon Spinner and
United Tobacco Company.
In 1982 Tegnon purchased Jones
Engineering, manufactures of Rotary Dryers since 1955.
During the nineties it was
decided to discontinue the local manufacture of
refrigeration compressed air dryers and import this type of
dryer from M.T.A. in Padua Italy.
At the same time the company
redesigned the adsorption type dryer range in order to
reduce the number of components and assembly time. This was
done by investing in dies for aluminium manifolds and the
development of a range of self operating shuttle valves.
The range of equipment imported
from M.T.A. in Italy was expanded in 1996 to include
Packaged Water Chillers particularly aimed at process
During 1999 agreements were
entered into with Cirmac in Netherlands for the supply of
oxygen and nitrogen generators and with Buse in Germany for
packed CO2 generating plants.
Today Tegnon is the leading
company in South Africa for treating and solving problems in
compressed air, gas and mineral drying systems.
Over 6000 Tegnon drying units
are currently in operation in South Africa and the African
States south of the Sahara. Our versatility in customising
our standard range of products to suit each customer’s
individual requirements is our strength.