70’s - Early Years At this time, Fred Coelho already had a few years of experience with top colour sorting equipment manufacturer and also in processing plants for agriculture industry. 1984 - Bringing worlds together Fred Coelho travels through Africa and works to bring together foreign investments and African development stakeholders in coffee and other grains. 1998 - Bagtech Bagtech is founded by Fred Coelho in Durban, South Africa. 2000 - Fertina management system Development of the warehouse management system consolidating stock and all operation offered to customers. 2002 - Growing Strong Bagtech expands its management of operations around South Africa. 2005 - Festo Partnership The partnership fosters new innovation and pushes the bounds of what traditional equipment can do. 2008 - Servo In the never-ending quest for better equipment Bagtech International develops a servo radial gate as a more reliable and effective alternative for regulating the flow rates of free flowing solids. 2011 - Export Starting to export equipment to Mozambique to supply automated & container equipment to port operations in Beira. 2013 - ISO 9001 & OHSAS 18001 certified 2014 - Bagtech Rebooted A brand new Bagtech brand focused on offering products & services for the fertilizer industry. 2016 - Kenya Toyota Tsusho the first modern fertilizer blending plant in Kenya is supplied and commissioned by Bagtech to boost the production of farmers in the area. 2016 - Workshop A production workshop is set up to fabricate equipment. 2017 - Partnership with Sackett Waconia Bagtech partners with the longest established fertilizer processing equipment manufacturer in the world to extend the reach of both companies. 2018 - Nigeria Bagtech’s first bagging and blending plant.