MESCO Inc. is a 57 year old Philippine-based company that had been supplying the manufacturing and industrial companies with the best in machine tools, engineering products and technology available in the market. It has been instrumental in the country's industrialization, contributing to national progress. It provides the industry with top-quality machines and industrial products as well as engineering services at competitive prices - where and when they are needed.
Beyond machine products, MESCO Inc. also provides a range of solutions to its clients, including financing and engineering assistance, production or tooling analysis, technical training and after-sales service. Committed to its vision of being internationally recognized as an outstanding provider of metal manufacturing technology in the Philippines, MESCO Inc. is guided by the three core values in dealing with their business partners - which are "Passion for Excellence", "Sense of Urgency" and "Teamwork".
For decades, MESCO Inc. had established the ties and good relationship with their business partners from all over world such as USA, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Korea and Thailand to name a few. Among the major product lines they carry include Mazak's CNC machines, Iscar's toolings and inserts, Hanel's storage solutions, Mitutoyo's measuring instruments, Mitsui Seiki's air compressors, Rivalit's hoses, Vickers's hydraulics and pneumatic valves/ pumps/ motors/ cylinder/ etc. and lot more.
In the last 30 years I have been with MESCO, the company had undergone three major business crises. There was the Aquino assassination in 1983, the failed coup attempt in 1989, and the Asian crisis in 1997.
During these times, MESCO prospered. We were able to get a larger share of the market. While our competitors were cutting back on their services, MESCO invested more in technology and in our staff and was rewarded with more business. Today in October 2008, we are facing another challenge - a worldwide financial crisis. It is expected that sales and profits will go down for the entire industry.
We look upon this as an opportunity to further our commitment to our stakeholders by investing more in our facilities and training programs. In a few years the situation will normalize. While our competitors will still be pulling themselves up off the ground, our team would have been further strengthened and be ready and eager to face the challenges ahead.
Allen L. Lee
History of Mesco
In 1956, a young entrepreneur named Peter N. Lee had a vision of an industrialized nation. He founded the Manufacturers' Equipment and Supply Co. out of a small apartment in Manila. By day, it had offices and machine displays. At night, it was Peter and his wife Mercy's home.
Six months after they started, Peter travelled to Germany to learn about manufacturing technology. It was his goal to discover applicable technology abroad and bring them back to the Philippines. Peter visited machine shows and impressed the suppliers he met there. He came home as the exclusive distributor of Schuler Presses in the Philippines.
True to Peter's pioneering spirit, MESCO was the first to introduce several significant technologies into the Philippines. This impressive list includes: the first automatic screw machine and the first electronic discharge machine (EDM). With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, MESCO has become the leader in the Machine Tools Industry here in the Philippines, introducing many new technologies into the market.
The First Mazak Quickturn in the Philippines
This is the first Mazak Quickturn 10 in the Philippines which Mr. Peter Lee bought as his 50th year birthday present in September 1, 1981.
This was kept in the basement of his home where he would show off his new toy to his friends and business associates.
The machine was later sold to Oriental Tin Can (OTC). In 2004, Mesco took back this machine as a trade-in and has been in display since then as a reminder of the foresight of Mr. Lee. It was only in the early 90's when CNC machines became popular in the Philippines. Mr. Lee's vision of bringing in the first CNC machine ten years earlier illustrates his vision.
Mesco and Mazak were the first to promote and invest in CNC machines. This move, done far earlier than their competitors, has helped them carve their way into being the leaders in this market.
Vision, Mission and Values of Mesco
Year Established: 1956
Mesco was already leading the way as early as the 1970's. True to our founder's pioneering spirit, Mesco was the first to introduce several significant technologies in the Philippines.
Tours and Exhibitions
Mesco Sponsored Tours
Mesco regularly sponsors visits to the various factories of our suppliers for technical seminars and factory tours to get the latest information on manufacturing technologies.
Exhibitions and In-House Shows
By the 1980's, MESCO had already been actively participating in exhibitions and started holding in-house shows. The warehouse transformed into a showroom where local companies and groups in the industry came to learn about the newest machines on display.