1980 saw the emergence of Tropic Engineering Supplies and Services, initiated to function as the Technical arm of the TESS Group. Thereafter Tropic Ice Co., and subsequently the Tropic Frozen Foods Ltd were birthed in 1981/82 in Negombo, which is a key fisheries harbor in Sri Lanka.
The Engineering Division undertakes; - Technical planning and selection of machinery and equipment - Installation and commissioning of refrigeration plants, cold storage rooms from all designs, implementation of electrical and mechanical works in the plants along with fabrication of other local devices by TESS.
The Engineering Division continues to provide workshop facilities for the maintenance of all the above and undertakes the steel fabrication of low-pressure vessels, shell and tube condensers along with control panels etc. Additionally, TESS also tenders for the supply and installation of VMS, and all needed equipment for the government and the private sector, executed to the satisfaction of its clientele.