Lawrence & Mayo, one of the living centurions in the Corporate World, needs no introduction
to the Public in India. Year 2002 will be a memorable landmark in the long and honorable
history of this corporate entity as it will celebrate its post centaury silver jubilee
during this year. Looking back in to the history, it will be interesting to know
how Human effort of several generations has built and nurtured this company through
140 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, 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 than L&M opened its
first Indian office and showroom in Calcutta in the year 1877.