Why TANDM

/ˈtændəm/ 

The name TANDM is an acronym for Test AND Measurement. The pronunciation, like “tandem”, may initially remind you of a tandem bicycle, on which two people pedal together. Another meaning for the word tandem is “in association or partnership”.

TANDM’s journey started as a part of the ESTEQ Group of companies in 2004 when a few test solutions were introduced into a business focusing on engineering simulation software.  

In 2011 ESTEQ Test & Measurement was registered as a company. Here, we continued to expand the test, measurement and automation solutions portfolio through the years and brought a team of experts on board. In 2019, ESTEQ Test & Measurement was acquired through a employee buyout from ESTEQ Group and the changing of the company name to TANDM Technologies was officially registered in July of 2019. 

We are a dynamic, fun, and innovative team. We always work in TANDM to solve any problem, no matter the scale of the challenge. 

We, as TANDM, would like to partner with you to help you succeed, by supplying you with the best test & measurement technologies and by sharing our skills and knowledge with you.  

 

Our Philosophy

Passion

We will help you analyse, validate and verify any electronic and mechanical systems. 

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Passion

Test, measurement and automation technologies are our passion.

We provide high quality technologies to customers by partnering with the leading technology companies all around the world.

We also make sure your new technology is expertly implemented and supported. 

We will help you analyse, validate and verify any electronic and mechanical systems. 

People

We work in tandem with our team and our clients to achieve the best possible results.

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People

The TANDM team is fun and dynamic. We always work together to find the solutions for any problems, no matter how big or small. 

We believe in partnering with our clients to help them succeed and building long lasting customer relationships.

To meet our awesome team, stop by our offices for coffee and a chat.

Technology

We partner with the world’s leading technology companies to launch our clients into becoming industry leaders.

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Technology

We provide technology which perform analysis, validation and verification of electronic and mechanical systems to ensure that your products are ready for the market.

We supply test and measurement hardware, make certified training available and offer implementation of our products.

Our Philosophy

PASSION

We are passionate to empower our clients to become leaders in their respective industries through providing technology which can solve the most demanding engineering & scientific problems, in the shortest possible times.

We do that by partnering with the leading technology companies in the world and combining that with our 26 years’ experience in the field. We help customers with problems like managing data, designing better products, simulating results, testing and validating their designs, and planning and managing manufacturing. We supply, implement and offer training and support for our solutions.

PEOPLE

ESTEQ was founded in 1993 by our CEO Cobus Oosthuizen. What started then as a company with only 1 product and 2 employees is now a company that employs 70 people in 4 different cities and provides products and solutions across the whole product development process.

We value our people and believe that people are its strongest asset. We also value our clients and are committed to helping our clients succeed.

TECHNOLOGY

We are passionate about technology and use technology as an enabler to address and solve business issues. When understood and utilized correctly technology provides cost effective solutions for better living in all areas of life.

We partner with the leading technology companies in the world to be able to provide better solutions to our customers. Over the 26 years of trading, we have built strong relationships with our technology partners and have obtained sole supplier status from most of them.

The benefit of working with ESTEQ is that you gain access to technology and expertise from us for your entire product development process. We can help you take it from concept to final product with our range of solutions.

Our History

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2019

ESTEQ employs more than 70 people in 4 cities and has grown to a group of companies consisting of 7 businesses, providing turnkey engineering solutions to customers that assists them with every step of the product development lifecycle.

2018

ESTEQ Mining was founded to use ESTEQ’s current expertise and experience to help digitalise the mining industry.

2017

We diversifyour services by including product manufacturing planning and operations management,as well as formulated product design and simulation solutions to our portfolio.

2017

We receive the award for the top partner in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Siemens PLM

2016

ESTEQ started trading in the Middle East, with an office in Abu Dhabi.

2013

Due to the significant industrial growth and resulting increase in demand in KZN, we decide to open an office in Durban to establish a local presence for our clients in the province.

2013

Our users conference is re-branded as the Engineering Community Conference (ECC) and is hosted at the CSIR International Convention Centre. It’s starting to become an important event on the national engineering calendar.

2011

ESTEQ opened its first official office in Cape Town to better serve and add value to clients in the Cape provinces.

2009

Our first users conference is held, bringing all our technology users together to share their experience around the use of engineering technology.

2009

We are recognised as the Top Partner in Distributors MEA by Siemens PLM

2008

ESTEQ moves into the new office building in Tijgervalley office park, where we are still located today.

2007

ESTEQ started venturing in Cape Town with a small team temporarily located in the area.

2006

We became the only engineering technology company in South Africa which could offer a complete and integrated solution for product design validation, simulation, testing and product lifecycle management.

2004

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technologies and physical testing hardware and software was introduced.

2003

ESTEQ was officially formed and its aim as a group of companies was to provide a complete turnkey solution to the South African mechanical design and simulation market.

2000

A second company was born, which provided 3D CAD and Product Lifecycle Technologies to the South African market.

1997

A need to diversify the product offering was identified and implemented by including Multi-body dynamics simulation software, a relatively new commercial software at the time.

1993

Cobus Oosthuizen recognised the need to start an Engineering Software company which could provide the world’s leading simulation software and technical expertise to South African Engineering companies. The focus was to sell and support the leading FEA software at the time.

Our History

2019

TANDM Technologies was officially registered under its new name in July.

  • ESTEQ Engineering is acquired through a management buyout and becomes SIMTEQ Engineering on 1 March 2019, offering solutions by MSC Software, among others.

2018

We won a contract to supply three fully instrumented and certified crash test dummies: two HIII-50M and one ES-2re.

2017

We diversify our services by including product manufacturing planning and operations management, as well as formulated product design and simulation solutions to our portfolio.

2016

ESTEQ started trading in the Middle East, with an office in Abu Dhabi.

2013

The users conference is re-branded as the Engineering Community Conference (ECC) and is hosted at the CSIR International Convention Centre. It’s starting to become an important event on the national engineering calendar.

2011

ESTEQ Test & Measurement was registered as a company and continued to expand the test, measurement and automation solutions portfolio and through the years, bought a team of experts on board.

2009

ESTEQ holds its first user's conference, bringing all their technology users together to share their experience around the use of engineering technology.

2007

ESTEQ started venturing in Cape Town with a small team temporarily located in the area.

2004

Physical testing hardware and software and CFD technologies was introduced to the solutions portfolio.

2003

ESTEQ was officially formed with the aim to; as a group of companies, provide complete turnkey solutions to the South African mechanical design and simulation market.

1993

Cobus Oosthuizen recognised the need to start an Engineering Software Company which could provide the world’s leading simulation software and technical expertise to South African Engineering companies. The focus was to sell and support the leading FEA software at the time.

The Team