About Us

The Company started operations in 1964 manufacturing :

  • filters under licence to a German company.

  • 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 Energy Systems.

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 coalescing element.

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 cooling applications.

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.