IWC’s team of resident engineers specialise in water cooling and can provide unparalleled advice and service to both users and operators of cooling towers and cooling systems. IWC is a specialist EPC contractor with expertise ranging from small package cooling towers, which are suited to light industry and HVAC applications, to large field erected cooling towers.
The acquisition of Tektower (formerly Sulzer Cooling) in 2014 added to IWC’s existing product range and service offering.
Tektower has been providing innovative cooling solutions for 40 years and has an excess of 14 500 cooling towers in various market sectors across the African continent as well as to clients in the USA, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Kazakhstan and Oman.
Our vision is to expand our position as South Africa’s leading thermal solutions specialist and EPC partner, into Africa and global markets.
We will achieve this through collaboration and partnerships with our customers and employees.
We are determined to deliver
By persevering and remaining steadfast, we can deliver something that exceeds all expectations.
Together we can make a dierence
Through trust and collaboration, we can create something that we can all be proud of.
Excellent delivery, every time
By being consistent and attentive to the detail, we can deliver on quality, each and every time.
Mindful actions, with heart
Through considerate behaviour and compassion, we support and guide our colleagues and community, where ever we can.
We always come out on top
Through persistent eorts and adaptability to ever changing conditions, we are able to improve and innovate to remain the industry leader.
1986 – 1997
Industrial Water Cooling is founded in 1986 with aspirations of providing unparalleled engineering solutions to industry. As the company grows, so does the brand and in 1994 the brand undergoes its first brand refresh. The inclusion of the Cooling Tower as an icon in the logo, becomes the first visual representation of the what the company offers.
Concurrently in 1994, the Sulzer Group unbundles and Tektower is registered as a brand. The company however still trades as Sulzer.
1997 – 2012
In 1997, Industrial Water Cooling refreshes the brand again and this time, the change is in the form of a new 2D logo. The name is also shortened using the acronym to IWC and a descriptor line is added... Industrial Water Cooling.
2007 sees the discontinuation of the The Sulzer brand, and cooling towers are now sold under the new Tektower brand.
2012 – 2014
In 2012, IWC rebrands to a simpler, more iconic logo symbol, excluding the descriptor name, Industrial Water Cooling. The reason for the simplification is that the brand has become synonymous with Cooling Towers within the South Africa market and is well intrenched in the minds of the customer. Fast forward to 2014, IWC acquires the Tektower business and refreshes the Tektower brand in line with the IWC master brand. The Tektower logo now includes the IWC endorsement line and uses the IWC brand colours.
2014 – 2020
One Brand Approach
In 2020, IWC adopts the One Brand strategy approach and Tektower products are incorporated into the IWC brand. The new IWC brand now communicates as one, looking into the future to dominate the entire EPC and package cooling tower market.