Technical + General Distribution (Pty)Ltd was first established on the 13th April 1979 as a manufacturers agency/commission agents specialising in wires and metals, particularly spring materials, machine tool accessories, specialised tungsten carbide and permanent magnets.
 
In 1983 the company due to customer requirements, commenced importing a wide range of magnets and magnetic products, along with other specialised machine tool accessories, specialised metals and springs. The magnetic division of the business expanded exponentially due to demand in the food and electrical industry for specialised magnets and magnetic separators.
 
In 2002 the company purchased its own offices and warehouse in Randburg, covering 1000 square metres and includes a comprehensive show room.
 
The company continues to import on its own account and distribute permanent magnets, magnetic material specialised springs, machine tool accessories, imports mainly from manufacturers and suppliers who we have personally reviewed and who are accredited with ISO9001 or equivalent quality certification. In 2012 Mr Bob Stacey joined the company as a 50% shareholder and Director and brought with him a wealth of experience in tools,  particularly in the area of measuring equipment, hand tools and torque wrenches  which have been added to the company product range.  Shortly after this the company also expanded its sales into  springs and clips using local manufacturers who are accredited with ISO9001 certification    Since the inception of the business in 1979, the company has banked with Standard Bank of South Africa, the company are members of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  and members of several  local trading and Engineering Associations.