TEC America, Inc., is a leading supplier of retail information systems and equipment, including electronic cash registers (ECRs), point-of-sale (POS) systems, direct and thermal transfer printers, and electronic scales.

The company, with its U.S./Canadian Operations Center based in Atlanta, GA, is a sales subsidiary of TEC Corporation (TEC), a $2.3 billion manufacturer of sophisticated retail and package delivery systems and other electronic systems and components.
 
TEC was founded in 1950 in Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Toshiba Group. It has some 8,800 employees worldwide. TEC America was established as a subsidiary in 1969, four years after opening a branch in Los Angeles.

The U.S./Canadian operations as of November 1993 is housed in an 80,000 square-foot complex of corporate offices to better support dealers and customers under a single location concept. TEC offers service, parts and warehousing for product inventory.

Today, TEC America has more than 125 employees in the U.S. and Canada. The company sells and services its products through more than 500 independent dealers. It also sells directly to major accounts and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Today, there are more than 1.75 million TEC products in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada.

From the beginning, TEC concentrated on establishing and maintaining excellent customer relations.
 
It works with engineers and application specialists to modify TEC designs as needed and follows through with strong support services.
 
The company offers knowledgeable service through its dealer network, its national service organization, its corporate support staff and help desk. Product and system documentation is designed to be clear and effective.
 
TEC's bar code systems have taken the company beyond its traditional retailing market. They are now becoming fixtures in factory automation applications and physical distribution systems used in inventory control and shipment tracking.

Moving from its heritage as a primary supplier of mechanical registers, TEC has developed a series of electronic cash registers and load cell precision scales. In particular, TEC set the industry pace in the development and market introduction of ECRs based on microprocessors, giving the company a solid position in the manufacture of POS systems.
 
TEC has developed a diverse lineup of ECRs to meet the specific demands of restaurants and stores, capable of gathering and storing data for reporting.

TEC scales have won acceptance because of their accuracy. Designed to support retail operations at the sales counter and in the back room, TEC scales range from standard electronic scales to multifunctional units featuring a built-in bar code label printer.
 
TEC also has a full line of direct and thermal transfer label and tag printers used in retail, commercial and industrial applications. These printers offer great speed, reliability and accuracy. In addition to traditional bar code printers, TEC has a four-color process thermal transfer printer that produces more than 260,000 colors at six inches per second. The systems are often deployed with scanners, PCs, hand held terminals, and other peripheral hardware and software.
 
TEC's POS systems are where all the pieces come together -- its printer, scale and cash register technology, its retail information systems know-how, its software capability and its hardware development expertise. TEC offers POS systems specifically for grocery stores, fast food outlets, convenience stores, pizza and fine dine restaurants, and general merchandise and specialized retailers.