“My primary motivation for participating in the 2013 Plato Dublin Small Business Development Programme was a goal for continuous professional development. We realised that TEC Industrial required a holistic approach; identifying necessary changes and implementing these improvements. I had the unique opportunity to work with business facilitators from blue-chip multinationals, including: IBM and Pfizer.
The Plato Dublin programme enabled both my fellow participants and I to formulate a cohesive strategy to improve our business processes. Highlights included keynote speakers, who gave informative talks about matters that were personally affecting participants and invaluable tips, which could be implemented into their business.”
(Simon Van Lonkhuyzen, Managing Director)
Established in 1936, TEC Industrial Ltd is Ireland’s leading supplier of industrial and hydraulic hoses, fittings and adaptors. The company serves the emerging Irish Industrial sector with the primary aim to provide technical support and local manufacturing capability. TEC Industrial Ltd has built up a diverse product range and provided specific technical services; establishing a strong reputation for both quality of its product range and the technical service.
Industries served include: mining and quarrying; chemical and pharmaceutical; agriculture; oil and chemical. The company employs ten full-time and two part-time staff.
Prior to joining TEC Industrial in 2001, Simon Van Lonkhuyzen was a full-time athlete competing for Ireland in the Olympic sport of sprint kayaking. A graduate of Business Management, he has worked in a variety of roles for the company, including: sales support, field sales and sales management. Simon is a member of the team who completed a management buyout of TEC Industrial in 2008.