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About US

About us

Our Corporate philosophy, “Quality, Value and Services”, is far more than a mission statement adorning a wall. It is a living culture at Lawrence & Mayo, a goal that is nurtured and put into action by every employee, every day.

Since the essence of all development is constant growth and progress, we create an atmosphere where our people can innovate and function to their full capacity. Our in-house training facilities for our managers and team members keep them in touch with the latest trends and development in the business. Our people are periodically trained at various renewed centers in India and abroad.

With a wealth of expertise acquired over than course of a century, Lawrence & Mayo along with its Technical Development Service Centers(TDSC), pursues its ultimate goal of excellence in design and innovation. Our commitment to our corporate philosophy has led our customers to accept our perfection as tradition, in fact to demand it, in their dealing with us.

With a wide network of strategically located branches and customer relationships based on a rock solid foundation of trust, the Organization today stands strong, balanced and poised to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Indian market for Precision Instruments.

Our prolific past of over 145 event filled years of pioneering work and many breakthrough achievements make us aware of the necessity of raising our sights of building for the future as we aspire to fulfill the demands of our nation’s aspirations.

Be it in the field of all development projects like construction, infrastructure, management of water resources, environmental monitoring, supporting alternative energy progress…

Also meeting the needs of Research and Quality Control Laboratories of Private and Public sector.

Our Legacy

Lawrence & Mayo, one of the living centurions in the Corporate World, needs no introduction to the Public in India. The year 2002 was a memorable landmark in the long and honorable history of this corporate entity as it celebrated its post century silver jubilee during this year. Looking back into history, it will be interesting to know how the human effort of several generations has built and nurtured this company through 145 years of its marvelous existence.

Lawrence and Mayo traces its roots to two London based Jewish families, that of Lawrence and Mayo. The two families set up operations all over the world including London, Cairo, Spain, Portugal, the Indian subcontinent, Colombo, Rangoon and Singapore. Not much information is available on the early history of the company, but its reputation as a chain of High grade Opticians and makers of best quality Survey, Scientific and Meteorological Instruments was well known. Records show that Lawrence & Mayo opened its first Indian office and showroom in Calcutta in the year 1877.

In the year 1938, Lawrence & Mayo was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1913, as a private limited company. It was then controlled by a Britisher L H Alliston but he was soon to find an able successor in an Indian named I C Mendonca whose initiative took him all the way to Lahore and Karachi where he set up an optical workshop and showrooms. Mr. Mendonca returned to Calcutta before the partition and continued with the operations of the Company. It is he who nurtured the organisation after his takeover and laid a solid foundation for its future growth in India. The company became wholly Indian in 1967.