The Teak System was originally developed for an Independent Newspaper Distributor in 2003 by Teak Systems Incorporated utilizing a software engine that was already successfully serving several other industries including the courier industry. It was designed and built with a flexible architecture so that it could be configured to the individual needs of many news delivery service companies and publishers. Shortly after developing software for the newspaper delivery industry, Teak changed its focus to concentrate 100% on serving newspaper distributors and publishers, developing a nation-wide customer base that includes small and large distributors and some of the major newspapers in the U.S.