• The East London Computer Bureau (ELCB) commissioned to write a control system for the East London Municipal market. The system was developed and installed running on a CLAN machine using the UNIVERSE database model
    • FMS installs the first IBM running AIX system on a market.
    • The new improved integration modular market management system is installed at the East London Market
    • Freshmark Systems C.C. is registered. Continues as a division of ELCB
    • Springs market becomes the second market to install the Freshmark solution.
    • Port Elizabeth market installs the system.
    • FMS adopts the Pick Post Relational Database Management System (DBMS).
    • Klerksdorp market installs the system.
    • Bloemfontein market installs the system.
    • The East London Market system is converted onto an IBM machine running the Pick RDBMS.
    • Vereeniging market installs the system
    • Cape Town market installs the system
    • Durban market install the system
    • Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey leaves ELCB to join Gunther at Freshmark Systems.
    • FMS breaks away from ELCB
    • Welkom market installs the system
  • • Pietermaritzburg market installs the system.

  • • Pretoria market installs and becomes the biggest market using the system.
    • Nelspruit market opens and becomes the first private market to install the system.
    • Witbank market installs the system running it on Universe.

  • • Dave Larkan becomes a partner

  • Pietersburg market opens installs the system
    Founding GOLD member of Fresh Produce Marketing Association (FPMA)

  • King Williams Town market opens and installs the system
    Dot Bailey becomes a partner.
    Move from original rented premises to “Freshmark House”

    • FMS is bought by iti Holdings and placed in their Agri focused division – Agrihub
    • Lobatse market in Botswana install the system
    • Kimberley market installs the system
    • The South African Excellence Foundation (SAEF) business performance monitoring model is adopted and implementation begins.
    • Butterworth market opens and installs the system
    • FMS receives award as 3rd best VAR for Pick Systems Africa.
    • FMS installs the first Linux based system on a market.
    • North end market in PE installs the system
    • Founding member Mr Gunther Johannsen retires
    • George market opens and installs the system
    • FMS guides each and every client without hassle through the dreaded Y2K
    • RSA market agents the largest on the Johannesburg market install the Freshmark System. The system is adapted to import data from an Oracle system
    • In a once off project FMS supplies the IT services for the Daimler-Chrysler recruitment project in East London. In excess of 45000 applications are processed in just 6 weeks.
    • Management buyout of FMS from iti Holdings
    • FMS opens Johannesburg offices
    • Sees the introduction of integrated off server applications for market agents: Electronic banking, automated faxing, SMS and Document archiving systems
    • FMS receives Top Solutions Partner Award for Southern Africa from Raining Data – USA
    • Dave Larkan presents an ICT paper at the World Union of Wholesale Markets
    • Co-founder with RSA market agents of Technofresh (Pty) Ltd
    • Botha Roodt, Marco and Subtropico agents on Jhb market install the Freshmark system.
    • The Freshmark system is install at 3 new markets in Botswana – Francistown, Bobonong & Shakawe
    • Freshmark training division opens
    • Uitenhage market installs the Freshmark system
    • Umtata market is built and installs the Freshmark system
    • Freshmark wins the CFI outsourcing contract and opens its Cape Town office
    • Cape Fresh International outsource the operations and management of the Trading System to Freshmark
    • Mpumalanga Market opens and installs the Freshmark System
    • Freshmark systems is recognized as a Proudly South African company
    • Alice Market opens and installs the Freshmark system
    • BKCOB recognizes Freshmark with a “Long Service Award” for 16 years uninterrupted membership
    • Phillipi (Cape Town) market opens and installs the Freshmark system
    • Ugu (Port Shepstone) market opens and installs the Freshmark system
    • Development of project REFRESH begins
    • Mr Mtheza Buya is appointed as Chairman of the Board
    • In a BEE transaction Sthathu Equity Investments acquire 30% in Freshmark Systems
    • Appleco becomes the first site running Refresh
    • Gabarone market (Botswana) install the Freshmark System
    • Refresh is installed in Umtata, Bloemfontein and Springs
    • Refresh is installed at East London and Durban
    • Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey celebrate 20 years with Freshmark
    • Refresh is installed in Welkom, Pretoria and Kimberley
    • Carol Trollip celebrates 20 years with Freshmark
    • Refresh is installed in Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp
    • Namibian markets project starts.
    • Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.
    • Sebata Municipal solutions, a MicroMega Group company acquires a 55% stake in Freshmark Systems.
    • Witbank and Garden Route Express markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.
    • October – Freshmark move to new office premises.
    • Freshmark announced as a finalist for the IITPSA “Employer of the year” award.
    • Mooketsi regional market opens and installs REFRESH.
    • Freshmark are awarded Honorary Membership of IMASA.
    • Revolutionary new Web Services product installed on the Tshwane market.
    • Freshmark is awarded a 5 year contract with Cape Town market and the market installs REFRESH.
    • Rietpol regional market opens and installs REFRESH.
    • After 3 years of development the new BACKOFFICE system is installed in East London.
    • Dave and Dot celebrate 25 years of service at Freshmark.