Melco is an embroidery machine and embroidery software manufacturer. Our history in the embroidery industry reaches back to 1972, and we are a present-day leader in embroidery technology. All of our embroidery equipment is engineered and developed in the United States. Our corporate headquarters is in Westminster, Colorado, a short distance from Denver.
In addition to embroidery machines and software, Melco has also recently become a distributor of the F2000 Direct to Garment Printer by Epson.
We understand that your equipment purchase is only part of the investment you will make as a business owner. Running a successful business means you will need training and support. In many cases, a Melco equipment purchase includes onsite training to familiarize you with your new machine(s). Once you've been trained and start taking orders from your customers, questions are bound to come up. We have a technical support team ready to help when you need it via phone, internet and our growing social network, MelcoWorld.
Everyone has a unique financial situation. If leasing or financing a equipment is part of your business plan, we are ready to help.
When you partner with Melco for your equipment and software solutions, you are getting a partner with decades of experience in the apparel industry. Since 1972 Melco has been the choice for entrepreneurs in need of apparel decoration solutions.
Contact us today, let's discuss your unique business opportunity and explore the best equipment package and investment options. Don't forget to ask about current promotional offers!
Melco's History Commercial Embroidery
The world of embroidery
Embroidery has been a part of history for thousands of years, from embroidery on Egyptian Pharoh’s robes to the Bayeux Tapestry—a record of the Norman Conquest of 1066 a.d. From garment decoration in cultures around the world to today’s multifaceted use, embroidery has been there. Now, with the advent of computer technology, embroidery has become a profitable decorative solution for any fabric product. Entering the embroidery industry is a good business choice, indeed! Over the last 20 years, the industry has grown steadily, and the growth continues. Machine embroidered goods are showing up practically everywhere, and their solid market appeal and durability guarantee their popularity for a long time to come. Embroidery has world-wide appeal, yet it has proven to be successful in even the smallest niche markets. On a global scale, multi-national corporations use embroidery to adorn garments they manufacture, or to convey their company image on promotional items. In the fashion world, embroidery adds beauty and value to men’s and women’s garments. On a local level, a bridal retailer may create one-of-a-kind keepsakes for a bride-to-be. Melco is proud to provide embroidery systems to businesses like these—whatever special niche they occupy.
Melco was founded in 1972 as an engineering collaboration directed towards developing advanced electronic and computer graphic applications. Over the last 20+ years, Melco has established itself as a pioneer of technology in the embroidery industry. From our innovative Digitrac® system,the world’s first computerized digitizing system, to EDS III software designed for Microsoft® Windows, to our EMC 10/12 embroidery peripheral—Melco has remained a leader in the industry. In 1990, a majority share of Melco was purchased by Saurer Group-Holding Inc. of Arbon, Switzerland, a worldwide producer of textile machinery and other products. The merger of technologies has helped propel Melco into a multi-national market and further develop our proven quality. In 1989, Melco created Accessory Resource Corporation (ARC), a full-service company providing thread, equipment accessories, designs, and clothing for the embroidery industry.
In 2002, the AMAYA line of 16 needle modular embroidery machines was introduced. AMAYA was a game-changer. For the first time ever, embroiderers were able to create multi-head systems in modular configurations from 2–30 heads, all controlled by a single computer system running AMAYA OS. Each individual embroidery machine was connected to the network via cable, providing mobility and flexibility never before seen in this industry. In addition to modular flexibility, AMAYA embroidery machines are built with Acti-Feed™ technology. Acti-Feed™ automatically controls thread feed and tension using computer software (AMAYA OS). The computer senses and adjusts thread feed and tension on the fly, delivering the benefits of increased sew speeds, enhanced production efficiency, and a system that is easy to learn and use compared to conventional embroidery machines. Please click here for more information on how Melco's new EMT16 PLUS modular embroidery system was built on the foundation of AMAYA technology.
In 2010, Melco partnered with Madeira to provide embroidery machine customers with access to quality embroidery thread, embroidery supplies and accessories. In 2012, Melco was aquired by Mizar Holding Company. Located in Aurora, IL, Mizar Holding Company primarily operates in the Sewing Machines industry within the Wholesale Trade-Durable Goods sector.
We know that good service goes beyond offering an extensive line of quality products. Because your success is the best indicator of our success, we back our systems with an unmatched training and service network. Melco wishes you every success in the world of embroidery!