History timeline

Welcome you to the overview of  the formation and development of the TECOTEC Group Joint Stock company in the fields of Mechology, Technology, Electronic Test and Calibration; Exact mechanics; Automation; Optics; Optoelectronic; Hydrometeorology and Environment. Following are the milestones in TECOTEC’s long and proud history.

1996: Establishment of TECOTEC

Founded in September 1996 in Vietnam, TDN Company Limited (precursor of TECOTEC Group) was focused entirely on the IT sector - a new business facing a lot of competition. The company focused on expanding Market, developing for personal computer products and Digital servers - import from USA.

1997: Designing Software

The Software center was founded with the desire to develop self-learning information products with a disc thrower icon. After the free trial of Version 2.0, the first 5000 TDN editions of Version 2.1 were released.

1998: Establishment of Test & Measurement Department (T&M) 

The Measuring Devices Department was launched after the huge success of the project with Vietnamese Navy, then it was renamed the Test & Measurement Department (Test & Measurement), finally it was renamed the Test Measurement and Calibration Department (TMC). This was a turning point in TECOTEC’s development strategy.

1999: The First Dynamic Jack System in Vietnam

During this year, TDN’s technicians installed and ran the first Dynamic Jack system at the Viet Nam Institute for transportation Science (IBST). After this project, Shimadzu Corporation (Japan) - a world leading Japanese manufacturer in testing mechanical equipment - appointed TDN Company to become its exclusive distributor in Vietnam. This marked an outstanding development of TDN Company in its ability to provide high-tech solutions and from this the Physical Mechanics Department was established, final it was renamed the Electromechanics and Control Department (EMC).

2000: A New Trademark Established

The TECOTEC Joint Stock company was established, evolving from a TDN Company Limited. After that, TECOTEC signed with Shimadzu Corporation (Japan) exclusive to develop analytical equipment products in Vietnam (Scientific Products). The PMT Technology immediately proved to be the pre-eminent technology and the Optical Emission Spectroscopy OES-5500 and PDA-7000 had been consistantly leading in sales. Also in this year, the Environment Test & Analysis Department was established. 

2001: Consecutive Success

The three biggest automobile producing ventures in Vietnam, TOYOTA Group, HONDA and YAMAHA officially designated TECOTEC to become the primary supplier for testing and measuring equipments in their quality control departments. This was a triumph for TECOTEC and marked a major leap forward in its development. After this event, nearly 40 other Japanese joint venture companies in Vietnam who had been sub-suppliers for three above large companies - immediately became frequent customers of TECOTEC for quality inspection products. The Japanese working ethic has deeply contributed to TECOTEC’s capability to provide excellent after-sales service in Vietnam. This year also marked the company’s record for the largest tender ever won by TECOTEC, which was awarded to the Physical Mechanics Department.

2002: Establishment of a Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City 

The TECOTEC representative office in Ho Chi Minh City was opened with the initial modest staff numbers, only 05 engineers to develop foreign direct investment market (FDI), especially with Japanese joint venture companies in southern Vietnam. This TECOTEC representative office organized many successful conferences and exhibitions at Ho Chi Minh City.

2003: Contributing to National Standards 

TECOTEC was constantly chosen to become a supplier of inspection products for the Vietnamese Registry Department in the automobile, motorcycle and shipbuilding segments. A set of technical inspection standards for the transportation industry was based on the test equipment results supplied by TECOTEC. The market uses more and more equipment and TECOTEC is the exclusive distributor for automobile - motorcycle of Iyasaka (Japan), exhaust measurement by EU, noise and vibration measurement for Rion (Japan), and testing automobile seatbelts, headrests and airbag for Microsys Technologies (Canada). 

2004: Infiltration of the Central Vietnam Market 

Da Nang University appointed TECOTEC as sole supplier in four universities in the Central Vietnam market: Da Nang Polytechnic, Da Nang Economics, Da Nang Education and Da Nang College of Technology. In the same year, TECOTEC started getting orders from Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3 in Da Nang and Da Nang Customs. 

2005: Participating in International Bidding

Confident in its strength, TECOTEC joined in the international projects of large lending organizations such as ADB, WB, AFD and consistently achieved continuing success. The TECOTEC brand had been identified in the vocational training market as the most prestigious and profesional supplier in vocational training equipment. TECOTEC consecutively won three contracts with ADB to provide equipment for 15 vocational school of the General Department of Vocational Training. With our professionalism, TECOTEC is proud of being the contractors who can get the quickest disbursed funds from the Asian Development Bank.

2006: Penetration into the Environment Market and Widening Test and Calibration Products

As the RoHS/ELV/WEEE environment protection standards become effective globally, TECOTEC achieved a huge leap in sales of  analysis equipment. More than 30 spectrometers (EDX) of Shimadzu-Japan were sold out in just one year and it continues to be strong.

In the same year, TECOTEC became an exclusive distributor of Tegam (USA), the multifunction  calibration systems of Time Electronics (UK), Krohn-Hite (USA) in Vietnam and 2D and 3D CMM of Chien Wei (Taiwan).

2007: A New Record in Contract Value

A contract worth 4.2 million EUR with the General Department of Vocational Training and with French investment marks a huge success for TECOTEC in competiton for international projects, many out-bidding global companies from France, Italy and Germany. TECOTEC officially became a full-financially and technically capable bidder to carry out large scale international projects.

TECOTEC had been appointed to organize many new technology courses with the aim of improving teachers and officers from the General Department of Vocational Training (Ministry of Labor Invalids and Social Affairs) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Europe. Nearly 100 trainees have completed the training and received certificates. 

2007: Effective Investment 

The CIT Building in the High Tech Complex at Duy Tan Boulevard, was a cooperative co-investment between TECOTEC and its partners, with total floor space of more than 6,700 m2.

2008: Establishment of a TECOTEC Representative Office in Danang 

The TECOTEC Representative Office in Danang was established. From now, customers in the Central Vietnam can receive TECOTEC’s fastest and most qualified sale and service.

2008: Integration of Exposure Measurement in Telecommunications 

TECOTEC cooperated with Rohde-Schwarz (Germany) to integrate a complete solution to measure the effect of radiation from BTS stations on human health. Many large contracts using this solution were signed with the Vietnam teleco giants, Vinaphone, MobiFone and Viettel, …

2009: A Breakout in Environment Test and Measurement Sales 

The sales volume of environment test and measurement stations has risen significantly. TECOTEC set the standards for sound, vibration and hazardous gases for environment control. More than 100 sound and vibration products from Rion (Japan), nearly 80 industrial gas analyzer measurement systems by E- Instrument (USA) and more than 50 dust monitor systems from Kanomax (Japan) were purchased by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Health and especially the Environmental police Department - the Ministry of Public Security.

2009: Cooperation with Global Giants 

After many years of cooperation, TECOTEC was officially chosen by Agilent Technologies (USA) as its exclusive distributor and selected by Thales Group (France) to be a strategic partner. In 2009, the Radio Frequency and System Integration Department-RSI was established. 

2010: The Year of Change

TECOTEC had standardized its brand recognition program with a new LOGO, a new SLOGAN and a brand new improved website.

In 2010, the Air Traffic Management Radar project, worth more than 4 million EUR, was finalized with cooperation between TECOTEC-RSI Department and Thales Group (France). TECOTEC Consultant (a member company of TECOTEC), was established following this event.

2011: Sustained Infrastructure, Development of a New Investment Plan and Diversification of Business Direction 

TECOTEC inaugurated the new 620 m2 grand premier international a standard head office at Me Tri Thuong Complex. In 2011, TECOTEC also launched a sport center-TecoSports with total area about 2.1 hectares at An Duong-Tay Ho-Ha Noi. This is a strong example of private investment in serving community of Tay Ho District. TECOTEC has received a Certificate of Merit from the People -committee of Tay Ho District in 2011.

2011 also marked the foundation of three member companies: TECOTEC Distribution, TECOTEC  TechnologyTECOTEC Investment. With this development, TECOTEC took steps closer to become TECOTEC Group.

2012: Receive Quality Management ISO - The rise to the Top

TECOTEC was happy to receive the ISO Certification for Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2008 from TUVRheinland (Germany) after a five year effort to complete the work processes.

In the same year, TECOTEC was also acknowledged as the most reputable contractor for supplying solutions and equipment for Measurement/Calibration/Control to the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense. We were honored to participate in many significant projects for the modernization of the Vietnamese Navy, Air Force, General Department of Technologies, General Department of Military Industry, Directorate of Standards - Metrology - Quality, Marine Police, Directorate of Electronic Warfare, Defense Mapping Agency of Vietnam.

We are proud of building successfully the connection between the brand and the measurement in customers’s mind


2012: The Completion of a New Office Infrastructure and Foundation of TECOTEC Industry & Commerce JSC.

With a floor space of more than 1,000 sq. meters, an A-level international standard working area was expanded at the head office so that TECOTEC provided nearly 1,700 sq. meters of workspace for employees to ensure maximum work efficiency.

TECOTEC Industry & Commerce JSC was established with the mission to provide equipment to modernize the banking industry and expand the retail market for measurement tools and equipment in Vietnam. Two famous world brands-Olivetti (Italy) and Glory (Japan) selected us as their exclusive distributor in Vietnam.

2012: Reached the revenue 500 billion VND (equivalent to 25 million USA)

Completed target was more 30% growth in bold revenue and human than 2012, TECOTEC reached the revenue 500 billion VND (equivalent ro 25 million USA) and 100 staffs.

Education Technology Center was established: getting ahead of investment trend from sources of ODA (KFW - Germany; AFD - France; ADB; Word Bank; Koica - Korea; Jaica - Japan) to purchase investment vocational training equipments to develop for the vocational schools.

2013: Success in the Laos Market

TECOTEC Laos (a member company of TECOTEC) established at Caison Rd., Sivilay Village, Xaythany District, Vientiane, Laos PDR.

During the first six months of 2013, TECOTEC had achieved seven international competitive bidding contracts from the World Bank and other ODA sources in the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture-Forestry and the Ministry of Education with total contract value exceeding 5 million USD.

In the second half of 2013, TECOTEC completed the installation and construction of the Frequency Monitoring Station of Laos Telecommunication worth nearly 2 million USD for the Vietnamese ODA to the Laos government in Vientiane. This event affirmed our position in this market in the record setting time of one year.

2013: Supplying the first comprehensive Optoelectronic measurement and calibration solution for the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense

TECOTEC cooperated with INFRAMET (Poland) to install the most complete measurement and calibration system for Optical/ Electromechanical Optics/Laser military weapons for the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense.

2013: Supplying the modern Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for the Vietnamese Navy

TECOTEC was transferred successfully the Remotely operated underwater vehicle ROV for the Vietnamese Navy. This ROV was made by ECA Group (France) and it has diving deep up to 300 meter. This ROV is the first modern robot equipped for the Vietnamese Navy. Up to now it participated in almost the important search and rescue programs at the sea.

2014: Received the Representative Trade Service Enterprise 2013 Award

TECOTEC was honored to be voted by the organizing committee of the "Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards 2013" as a leading trade and service corporation 2013. This award was organized for the 6th time by the Ministry of Trade and Industry - MOIT.

2014: Affirming prestige in the field of Vocational Training

The Education Technology Center was converted into TUMIKI Instrument Joint Stock Company (a member company of TECOTEC) as a supplier in vocational training equipments: www.tumiki.vn.

TUMIKI Instrument is the exclusive representation of famous trademarks in the world on these fields: AMATROL (USA), ELABO (France), Lang Lois (France), K&H (Taiwan),…

TUMIKI Instrument is the succesful bidder of HCM city Maritime Vocational College and the LILAMA Vocational College with total worth 6 million USD.

2014: Participated in Supplying Optoelectronic military weapons

TECOTEC Group was officially to become the representative of the Vectronix firm and Safran Electronics & Defense Group (France) - The leading manufacturers of Optoelectronic military weapons in EU.

2015: TECOTEC Joint Stock Company was renamed to TECOTEC Group Joint Stock Company

2015: Enhancing specialized soft wares

E-Land Joint Stock Company was established (a member company of TECOTEC Group), software products was high appreciated in database field, especially in the source manage. We proud of that Ho Chi Minh City selected e-Land was the land software manage supply partner.

2015: Comprehensive development of equipments and Optoelectronic            

TECOTEC Group completed set up the Optical - Optoelectronic calibration - testing equipments system for the Vietnamese Defence Ministry. In this year and 5 next years, TECOTEC Group supplying the number of record equipments and Optoelectronic military weapons to the Vietnamese Defence Ministry.

2015: TECOTEC Group is the successful bidder of supplying equipments for the leading University and Colleges

TECOTEC Group was awarded of the Labs equipments contract with large value by the reputable University and College in Viet Nam: Da Nang University, Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, HCM University of Science and Technology, Viet Duc University, Construction University.

TUMIKI Instrument was awarded of the contract supplying Industrial electrical equipments from AFD source (France) with total worth nearly 5 million EUR.

2015: Enhancing the quality of Gear wheels from Made in Vietnam

The Mechanical Factory FUTU1 as the first domestic mechanical manufacturer to decided invested in a mordent measuring test Gear wheels system installed by TECOTEC Group. The products had Gear Wheels from “Made in Vietnam” was accepted installed in vehicles from Japan, Italia, …

2016: There is no rival in Optical - Optoelectronic - Laser measurement equipments Market

Safran Group (France) officially signed the appointing comprehensive distributor contract with TECOTEC Group in Viet Nam.

TECOTEC Group to become a confidence partner of Viettel in development and search the optical military equipments in Viet Nam. Nearly 10.000 infrared sensors were supplied to Viettel.

2017: Reached the revenue more 1,000 billion VND

Completed target is more than 30% growth per year in bold revenue and human, TECOTEC Group got a revenue 1,400 billion VND (equivalent to 70 million USD) and 150 staffs.

2017: TECOTEC Buon Ma Thuot Joint Stock Company was established (a member company of TECOTEC Group) to approach Middle - Highlands

The Marketing and Communication Department was established.

TECOTEC Group successfully transfer Cold Forming technology in navigational Cold Forming from Nieland firm (the Netherlands) to the Vietnamese Navy.

TUMIKI instrument is the successful bidder from source of ADB to supply high - tech equipments in mechanical and navigational vocation training with total worth 4 million USD.

2018: Manufacture of Measurement equipments

TECOTEC Group started manufacture research and integration of measurement systems with ambitions for a master of measurement technology. The combinations of measuring and evaluating quality military Radar’s operating parameter was fabricated by TECOTEC Technology Joint Stock Company with Micran (Russia) and put it in use of mass in the Vietnamese Air Force and the Vietnamese Navy.

TECOTEC Group cooperate with Micran (Russia) established the manufacturing high frequency and ultra-high frequency measuring equipments factory in Vietnam.

The rain measuring station integrating with the wind was manufactured by TECOTEC Technology Joint Stock Company. Version 3 was widely used in the Vietnamese Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. TECOTEC group was selected as a rain measurement socialization bidder of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Center.

2018: TECOTEC Group was the successful bidder of a largest bid to supply Biochemical equipments in the MeKong Delta

Overcame a lot of international competitors of the bid organized by Jica (Japan), TECOTEC was awarded of a contract to supply more than 700 lab equipments in 3 fields: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Environment with total worth contract exceeding 140 billion VND (equivalent to 7 million USD).

2019: TECOTEC Group representative Office in Ho Chi Minh city was converted to TECOTEC HCM Joint Stock Company (a member company of TECOTEC Group)

TECOTEC Group signed as a distributor with Optical processing machine, Optical material, auxiliary equipment manufacture firm for Optical - Optoelectronic fabricated Industry.

TECOTEC Group is the successful bidder of supplying military communication machine contracts from Elbis (Israel) to the Vietnamese Navy with total worth exceeding 15 million USD.

2020: Enhancing E-commerce activities

Marcom Department was incorporated into e-Land Joint Stock Company and it was renamed TECOTEC e-Com Joint Stock Company (a member company of TECOTEC Group).

The impressive product of TECOTEC e-Com is a Website for sale online: www.tecostore.vn, it marked the strength participation of TECOTEC Group in e-Commerce.

2020: Diversification of supply capacities

TECOTEC Logistics Joint Stock Company (a member company of TECOTEC Group) was established with duty to ensure the best for package supply service to customers.


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