Esco can trace its origins back to the 1940’s when four brothers commenced manufacturing electrical products in the Sydney suburb of Epping. Initially these products were made solely for their sister electrical installation company, but in time demand grew from other electrical contractors. This small manufacturing concern was known as “Electrical Switchboard Manufacturing Company”, but was abbreviated to “Esco Industries” in 1954.
Esco’s electrical arm continues – for further information see Esco Industries site.
Esco began producing medically related products in 1975 and continues to develop their range under the banner Esco Medicon Medical Systems to meet the ever changing needs of the health industry, both in Australia and abroad.
Esco Medicon is an Australian based manufacturer of medical equipment, pendants, gas and electrical panels, gas terminal units and lighting. Esco specialises in turn-key systems and the combination of supply of in house produced equipment plus third party supplied items, to enable a full contract outcome.
In February 2006 Esco moved premises to a new manufacturing facility located at Silverwater in Sydney where all products are manufactured within a clean factory environment. All gas terminal units, gas manifolds and valves are made within a clean room environment.
Esco’s medical products can be found throughout most Australian hospitals and many New Zealand and South East Asian hospitals. Esco supplies products worldwide.
The company is privately owned and operated, and its values have continued even with an ownership change mid 2005. Esco employs in excess of 70 people whose continued development is a key factor in the future success of the company. The “engine room” of Esco has some of the industry's most experienced medical gas and electrical personnel and allows for new trends to be adopted and implemented quickly and in a cost effective manner.
Esco recognises the need to continually review and update its product offering to meet the needs of the health sector. Many of Esco’s products are state of the art and product development is an important part of the company’s future. Esco has invested in the latest 3D solid modelling software for product and innovative design, and its R&D program is focusing on product aesthetics and functionality.
Esco is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and all of its medical products have TGA registration.
Key Success Factors
Esco management sees the following as key to the success of the company and continues to focus its efforts in these areas: