Lance Thew and Harold McCann start their small, two-man company in Sydney to service the Australian electrical supply industry.
Thew & McCann expands its supply chain to provide overhead line hardware including imported products.
Thew & McCann expand into Queensland opening a branch in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane and appoint Norm Pearce as Manager for northern Australia including Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Norm Pearce went on to purchase the company and lay the foundation of TMAC’s ‘Active Innovation’ brand promise. This included establishing relationships with international partners considered industry leaders within the Electricity Supply Industry. He also established the company’s original Design & Development capabilities that have delivered innovative and unique technologies to the industry during the 1980’s and beyond. This is what TMAC is now renowned for!
Thew & McCann establish a factory in Darwin to support the local electrical utility and community after cyclone Tracy. The company also forms partnerships with overseas manufacturers of tools and equipment.
Thew & McCann establishes its in-house design and development program to meet specific customer needs.
Pearce family acquires the Thew & McCann Group nationally.
Energy providers close their product development workshops and begin outsourcing product design and development to businesses – like Thew & McCann – with these in-house capabilities.
Thew & McCann establishes an assembly line of ABC fittings (insulated connectors and fittings) for the metropolitan Queensland market and re-locates its head office from Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point to Cleveland.
Thew & McCann enters the Asset Management sector through a new partnership with test and measurement instrument manufacturers.
Thew & McCann’s design and development team recruits new talent to develop reliability and quality supply instruments and demand management technologies for emerging energy markets.
Thew & McCann rebrands to TMAC.
TMAC develops innovative technologies for the Future Grid.