About Us


Nearly 80 Years of Service to Industry

Established in 1945, the Techna name has, for nearly 80 years, become synonymous with high quality, value for money products and exceptional customer service. With an ever increasing portfolio of world-class products we are positioned to serve a host of markets and industries both in the UK and across the world.
Techna offers an extensive range of Electrical and Mechanical products with superior functionality at sensible prices. Techna products can be found throughout the Electrical, Wire and Cable, Temporary Power, Transportation, Marine, Motion Control, Packaging industries, along with many others.
Our customers range from small start-ups to large multinationals and we pride ourselves on helping every client to find effective, economical solutions to their electrical and engineering requirements. With years of experience and our extensive product offering we can offer support in an enormous variety of applications.
With a number of quality-assured manufacturing facilities across the globe, Techna places great emphasis on Quality Control and Test Traceability. Products can be subjected to up to 60 tests during production, providing assurance and traceability through the entire manufacturing cycle. Final quality control processes ensure that reliability and confidence is built in to the Techna brand as standard. Techna products hold various Third Party International Certifications including VDE, TUV, UL, CSA and SEMKO and meet applicable regulations such as WEEE, RoHS and REACH.
Our move to new Distribution and Sales facilities has allowed us to embark on ambitious plans to further broaden the range of products and services offered by Techna. In addition to increased stockholding and upgraded quality control facilities, our larger site enables us to offer new services such as customised sub-assembly of Techna components on DIN-Rails or in Distribution Boxes. This adds further value to our customers, providing additional cost savings and certified product dependability. We are also able to provide custom PCB design and assembly for customers seeking to reduce costs by outsourcing.
Complementing our own products we are also Distributors in the UK and Ireland for a wide range of world-leading electrical and mechanical component manufacturers, some of which we have represented for over 40 years.
Whatever your requirements, be sure to  Talk to Techna…
+44 (0)1923 222 227
 Opening Times:
 Monday  8.30am - 5.30pm
 Tuesday  8.30am - 5.30pm
 Wednesday  8.30am - 5.30pm
 Thursday  8.30am - 5.30pm
 Friday  8.30am - 5.30pm
 Saturday  Closed
 Sunday  Closed

1945 - From Humble Beginnings


In the mid 30’s, Ervin Mestitz, a young electrical engineer at Skoda, in the Czech Republic, formed his own electrical manufacturing company, in Plzeň, Czech Republic.

After emigrating to the UK, Ervin managed an M.O.D. factory during the war years and subsequently founded Techna in 1945. 

The family’s business history can however, be traced back to the late 1800’s with the manufacture of the first Czech vacuum cleaner, the "ATOM".


19th Century: The "ATOM" Vacuum Cleaner


1962 - The Next Generation


From 1962, Techna was run by the founder’s son, Richard Mestitz.

The ensuing years saw Techna become the UK market leader in thermal circuit protection and achieving considerable success with the introduction of capital machinery for the wire, cable and rope industries.

Techna also became one of the first UK manufacturers of high-grade metal-film resistors and thick-and-thin-film hybrid technology.


1970s: State of the art stranding machines


1996 - An Age of Expansion


Since the mid-90’s, Techna has been run by a third generation family member, John Mestitz.

John has been instrumental in manufacturing Techna’s own range of low voltage electrical components, including MCB’s, RCB’s, RCBO’s, Contactors, Thermal Breakers, Push Buttons and LED Indicators via Techna’s companies in the U.S.A., Hong Kong and mainland China.

All Techna products are tested to the most stringent International Standards to ensure quality and reliability. Technically rivalling the products of the big brand names, but at substantially lower cost, the company is currently developing a number of exciting and innovative new products.

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