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About Us - Company

1996 ….     Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning was established by Jim Weldon. The brief of the company was to expand into the commercial refrigeration and air conditioning sectors

1997 ….     Tech RAC employed a total of 5 staff from their depot in Dublin Port and had carried out several cold rooms, freezer rooms and air conditioning installations. At this stage, agreements had also been reached with established manufacturers to distribute their equipment in Ireland

1998 ….     Vincent Weldon joined Tech RAC as a Director. With his background in Service Administration and Management, it proved to be a good marriage of resources with Jim Weldon’s technical knowledge and skills. This quickly enabled the company to expand to a workforce of 12. McDonalds Restaurants and Iceland Foods then appointed Tech RAC as official service providers while Mars/Masterfoods upgraded their contract from the Dublin area only to cover 26 counties. This involved Tech appointing 11 service centres throughout Ireland to cover the whole territory

2000 ….     Tech Refrigeration moved to a new purpose built premises at Northwest Centre, Blanchardstown, where we have 10,000 sq ft of warehousing space and fully fitted offices. We currently have 40 service vehicles operating from both our Dublin Office and for engineers based in strategic locations at Cork, Wexford, Waterford, Thurles, Athlone, Sligo, Letterkenny and Dundalk

2001 ….     All of our vehicles are fitted with GPS Satellite systems which enable us to check locations, either current or previous, and to validate time charged for working on and traveling to and from customer sites

2003 ….     As part of our commitment to customers, we introduced a new Service Management solution, Fieldtrak AFS and were the first company in the sector to do so. It utilises web technology, allowing customers to log calls directly through Tech Refrigeration’s website and to track the progress of these calls right through to completion. For our part, it allows us to manage these calls, to see instantly which engineer is free and to shorten the time lag from breakdown to resolution. One of the major benefits of this solution is that it has almost entirely eliminated paperwork from our service department. Customers can also review all jobs carried out on their equipment via their own PC in great detail, even showing actual signatures of client at job completion

2009 ….     We started a sister company, Tech Catering Equipment which evolved from the liquidation of Masser Hammond, previously the largest Catering equipment suppliers in Ireland. Key individuals from that company, including John Kinsella, were employed by Tech Catering Equipment and this side of the business has grown consistently over the intervening period

2011 ….     Tech RAC apply for and receive ISO 9001 accreditation for our Quality Management System, ‘applicable to the sale and provision of planned preventive maintenance, servicing and installation of refrigeration and air conditioning’

2012 ….     We embarked on a strategic move into the contracts/projects side of the Refrigeration and HVAC sector. As part of this process, we headhunted several key individuals with vast experience, knowledge and background in this area. Utilising this experience, along with introducing Tech RAC to the network of relevant consultants, clients, contractors, partners and contacts, has accelerated this growth to such an extent that we are now one of the frontrunners for every tender in this area and indeed have been specified for many of the largest projects in Ireland over the past couple of years

2013 ….     We carried out installations of HVAC systems in the U.K., primarily in the Greater London area

2013 ….     Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning were shortlisted as a Finalist in the Services Category, in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013. The presentation of the Awards, by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., took place at a Gala Event in March 2013

2014 ….     At the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI) Awards, Tech RAC came away with 2 of the 6 awards presented on the night

We currently have a staff of 72.