• After 3 years of development the new BACKOFFICE system is installed in East London.
    • Dave and Dot celebrate 25 years of service at Freshmark.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Refresh is installed in Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp
    • Namibian markets project starts.
    • Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.
    • Refresh is installed in Welkom, Pretoria and Kimberley
    • Carol Trollip celebrates 20 years with Freshmark
    • Refresh is installed at East London and Durban
    • Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey celebrate 20 years with Freshmark
    • Gabarone market (Botswana) install the Freshmark System
    • Refresh is installed in Umtata, Bloemfontein and Springs
    • Appleco becomes the first site running Refresh
    • 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
    • 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
    • Mpumalanga Market opens and installs the Freshmark System
    • Freshmark systems is recognized as a Proudly South African company
    • 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
    • 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
    • Co-founder with RSA market agents of Technofresh (Pty) Ltd
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
  • King Williams Town market opens and installs the system
    Dot Bailey becomes a partner.
    Move from original rented premises to “Freshmark House”

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


  • After 3 years of development the new BACKOFFICE system is installed in East London. Dave and Dot celebrate 25 years of service at Freshmark.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Refresh is installed in Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp Namibian markets project starts. Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.

  • Refresh is installed in Welkom, Pretoria and Kimberley Carol Trollip celebrates 20 years with Freshmark

  • Refresh is installed at East London and Durban Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey celebrate 20 years with Freshmark

  • Gabarone market (Botswana) install the Freshmark System Refresh is installed in Umtata, Bloemfontein and Springs

  • Appleco becomes the first site running Refresh

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mpumalanga Market opens and installs the Freshmark System Freshmark systems is recognized as a Proudly South African company

  • 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

  • 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

  • Co-founder with RSA market agents of Technofresh (Pty) Ltd

  • 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..Read More

  • 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..Read More

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

    • After 3 years of development the new BACKOFFICE system is installed in East London.
    • Dave and Dot celebrate 25 years of service at Freshmark.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Refresh is installed in Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp
    • Namibian markets project starts.
    • Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.
    • Refresh is installed in Welkom, Pretoria and Kimberley
    • Carol Trollip celebrates 20 years with Freshmark
    • Refresh is installed at East London and Durban
    • Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey celebrate 20 years with Freshmark
    • Gabarone market (Botswana) install the Freshmark System
    • Refresh is installed in Umtata, Bloemfontein and Springs
    • Appleco becomes the first site running Refresh
    • 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
    • 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
    • Mpumalanga Market opens and installs the Freshmark System
    • Freshmark systems is recognized as a Proudly South African company
    • 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
    • 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
    • Co-founder with RSA market agents of Technofresh (Pty) Ltd
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
  • King Williams Town market opens and installs the system
    Dot Bailey becomes a partner.
    Move from original rented premises to “Freshmark House”

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

2015

  • After 3 years of development the new BACKOFFICE system is installed in East London.
  • Dave and Dot celebrate 25 years of service at Freshmark.

2014

  • 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.

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • Refresh is installed in Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp
  • Namibian markets project starts.
  • Mpumalanga, Vereeniging and Klerksdorp markets upgrade to the REFRESH system.

2011

  • Refresh is installed in Welkom, Pretoria and Kimberley
  • Carol Trollip celebrates 20 years with Freshmark

2010

  • Refresh is installed at East London and Durban
  • Dave Larkan & Dot Bailey celebrate 20 years with Freshmark

2009

  • Gabarone market (Botswana) install the Freshmark System
  • Refresh is installed in Umtata, Bloemfontein and Springs

2008

  • Appleco becomes the first site running Refresh

2007

  • 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

2006

  • 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

2005

  • Mpumalanga Market opens and installs the Freshmark System
  • Freshmark systems is recognized as a Proudly South African company

2004

  • 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

2003

  • 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

2002

  • Co-founder with RSA market agents of Technofresh (Pty) Ltd

2001

  • 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

2000

  • 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

1999

  • 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

1998

  • 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

1996

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

1995

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

1994

  • Dave Larkan becomes a partner

1993

  • 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.

1991

  • Pietermaritzburg market installs the system.

1990

  • 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.

1989

  • Klerksdorp market installs the system.
  • Bloemfontein market installs the system.

1988

  • 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).

1987

  • 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

1986

  • FMS installs the first IBM running AIX system on a market.

1985

  • 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