Since 1972 the partnership of Manco Automatics, created by John Manion and Terence O’Connor, has been supplying quality gaming equipment to social clubs in and around Greater Manchester.
In 1984 Chris Manion, son of John, joined the team to help ease the increasing workload that came from the change in legislation that allowed bingo halls to move from having 2 jackpot machines, to having as many AWP machines (subject to the approval of the local authority) as they liked.
In 1988 Terence O’Connor retired and his share in the business was purchased by Chris Manion and his brother Derek Manion, whose administrative background was quickly put to full use in the office.
Sadly, in 1990 John Manion lost his battle with leukaemia; his share of the business passed on to Chris and Derek.
In 2004 Manco Automatics became a private limited company.
In recent times gaming equipment has continued to become ever more sophisticated with PC based machines appearing and the option of note acceptors on most machines.
In December of 2008 Manco Automatics purchased Parkside Automatics, a competitor in North Manchester. This purchase increased Manco’s presence in North Manchester and significantly increased the number of pub outlets that it supplied.
Then, in 2013, Manco bought the SWP operation of Mason’s Sound, further expanding our presence in the North West.
Manco Automatics Ltd currently supplies and maintains all types of coin-operated gaming equipment, as well as pool tables and touch-screen video equipment, and has recently invested heavily into note recyclers and fitted them to nearly all of its gaming machines currently sited. Chris and Derek keep a keen eye on current trends and continually strive to be at the vanguard of the gaming and leisure industry.