Company Profile

Tektower has been locally designing, manufacturing and installing cooling towers and related equipment for over 42 years in South Africa.

With over 15 000 cooling towers installed, Tektower have decided to expand our horizons by selling the company to International Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd. By putting the two companies together we enhance our portfolio by adding additional cooling towers to our range and additional products in addition to a bigger pool of skills.

Sulzer Cooling Towers have been manufactured in South Africa since 1968. More than 11 000 units have been installed in a wide range of applications throughout South Africa and the sub continent including Sudan, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique and Mauritius to name a few. Many of the original units are still operating today.

Tektower manufactures a whole range of cooling towers from the smallest fiberglass units for air-conditioning applications to site assembled modular units for large manufacturing plants and mines to the concrete or galvanized steel units for the really large applications. All towers are manufactured to the exceptionally high quality standards associated with Sulzer products internationally.

Tektower is one hundred percent South African owned and are proud of the fact that 95% of our Cooling Tower products are produced in South Africa.

Tektower Cooling Towers are built to last – they are designed and built to withstand the African harsh conditions – the sun, the heat and humidity.IWC acquires TekTower

South African leaders in cooling towers and cooling solutions, IWC, announced today that is has acquired Tektower, a South African cooling tower manufacturer and related services provider. Tektower, formerly known as Suzler Cooling, has been providing innovative cooling solutions for 40 years completing projects in South Africa and on the sub-continent including Sudan, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique and Mauritius. Currently based in Spartan, Gauteng, Tektower will be relocating to the IWC company premises in Isando, retaining its brand name and operating as an IWC subsidiary. While existing management of Tektower will remain the same, joining the board of directors at Tektower is Mr. Pooven Reddy, current Financial Manager of IWC who will take over as Financial Director of the new IWC subsidiary, and Mr Roger Rusch, Managing Director of IWC, who will assume the role of CEO. Mr Rusch says, “The strength of the Tektower brand and their expertise in the South African market as well as their impressive track record in Africa offers an added advantage to IWC’s existing service and product offering.”

More about IWC

Industrial Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd (IWC) are a specialist water cooling company, with specific strength and focus on evaporative cooling systems and cooling towers in particular.
IWC was founded in 1986, specialises in evaporative water cooling for numerous applications. Some industries in which we are involved are:

  • Power Generation
  • Mining
  • Petrochemical
  • Sugar
  • Steel & Aluminium
  • Food & Beverages
  • Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and many other applications

For many years IWC has been a member of the CTI, Cooling Technology Institute, based in the USA. This association has as its member’s consultants, designers, constructors as well as end users of cooling towers. With years of expertise and practical knowledge, IWC offers bespoke PHE maintenance solution at cost-effective and competitive pricing.

Due to IWC’s extensive experience in the refurbishment of cooling towers it has undertaken in excess of 80% of the Natural Draught refurbishment work conducted in South Africa.

IWC has completed the on-line refurbishment of a Natural Draught Cooling Tower in Australia and also in South Africa & Zimbabwe.