In 1958 “La Mecánica Jijonenca” (Mejisa) was born. It was formed by the union of 8 craft Workshops, and was situated in a large workshop in the centre of Jijona. Mectufry, a limited company, was born four years later and served the same sector as Mejisa. In 1989 these two companies merged, forming the major group Mejisa-Mectufry. During these years Mejisa-Mectufry has experienced steady growth that has led it to dominate the national market, and to make inroads into the international export field.