About Us

TECHMET was established in 1985 in Wadeville, Germiston. The head office and factory are based in Wadeville, with sales offices in Cape Town and Durban. We have ISO 9000 certification and use IPC standards in our process technology. ISO 14000 and 18000 are in progress.

The Techmet product range includes solder, anodes, powders, paste, flux and wire to the industrial market, as well as lead free solder, SMT paste, flux, wire and equipment to the electronic industry.


Our product range is extensive and carries a number of local manufactured products and global brands, all on a sole agency agreement. We want to assure our customers that not only are we totally committed to give full support to their business, but that our principles are also totally dedicated in backing our success and that of our customers. We offer a wide range of materials and equipment direct from stock and also undertake material analysis, equipment calibration and reclamation of waste solder drosses.


We carry an extensive range of solder ingots, wires, pastes and associated fluxes all of which are available for immediate delivery. We also carry large stocks of hand soldering systems, tips and accessories.


We supply a full range of SMT equipment from international suppliers. We set up and verify customer line output faults, service and maintain SMT equipment, test solder pastes, evaluate the quality of soldered PCB’s, assist on qualification of PCB assembly line quality, and do a full chemical analysis on the customer’s solder quality (metallurgical and physical), etc.

Techmet represents international manufacturers for:  

  • Selective and manual conformal coating machines
  • Inline and manual paste printers.
  • Selective, wave solder and reflow ovens.
  • PCB Handling equipment for radial and axial applications.
  • Solder Pastes – Tin/Lead and Lead free with full range of fluxes.
  • Conformal coatings, printable inks, masks and potting compounds.
  • Pick-and-Place systems
  • In-circuit test pins.
  • Hand Soldering Irons and Tips.
  • X-ray Inspection systems
  • AOI systems – In-line and desktop.
  • SPI (solder paste inspection) units.

We are the largest manufacturer of solder and related soft alloys in Africa. Techmet has over 20 years experience in the industrial and electronics market. Our product portfolio now covers all market sectors from commercial and telecoms through to military and space applications.

Our success over the years is due to the dedication and professionalism and the quality of our products.