Mr Madan Mohan Laha has started his carrier in a very modest way as a Mechanical Draughtsman in Britannia Industries Ltd. From the very beginning he had a dream to manufacture machines & set up his own engineering unit. His experience in Britannia Industries for more than a decade galvanized his dream into reality & he decided to manufacture Biscuit making machines.
Then came the final day when he decided to quit Britannia to start his own Business. After leaving Britannia he started his business as a tiny industrial unit while serving the Project Division of Chloride India (Exide India) to gain more expertise in the engineering department of a multinational corporate house. In 1978, Mr Laha finally plunged himself in business on a full time basis and founded Metro Engineering Works on partnership basis. As his business grew in size and his reputation increased, in 1990 he founded his own company MECHTECH DESIGNERS & ENGINEERS PVT. LTD., which is a famous name in the areas of Biscuit & Bakery Machines , Industrial Ovens & Drier etc.
Barring the two giants Britannia & Parle nearly all small & medium sized biscuit companies in India like Bharat Biscuit, Priya Food Products, Priya Gold, Bisk Farm Biscuit (Saj Industries Ltd) Bhagwati, Anmol Foods, Mukund Foods, Monark India, Raja Biscuit Industries have their machines designed, manufactured & installed by Mechtech Designers & Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
With the passage of time Mr Laha's name & fame crossed the boundaries of West Bengal to various other states in India & even to neighboring foreign countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and thereby earning valuable foreign exchange for the country.
To give new dimension to his engineering business, Mechtech has diversified in other areas such as tobacco driers, engineering fabrication jobs of Exide Industries & other companies.
The honors list of Mr. Laha includes his visit to France & Germany as a member of a technical delegation in 2002 & 2005, his participation in various industrial exhibitions and conference and lastly the Award of Excellence conferred on him by FOSMI ( Federation of Small & Medium Scale Industries) of West Bengal in 2003 in recognition of his achievements as a First Generation Entrepreneur.
Lastly, Mr. Laha's dream came true when he was awarded the prestigiousNATIONAL AWARD as a small Scale Industries Entrepreneur by the President of India His Excellency Shri Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at a glittering ceremony held in New Delhi on 28th October 2005.