Mesh Computers

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MESH Computers
Type Private
Industry Computer hardware
Headquarters Staples Corner, London, United Kingdom
Key people Mehdi Sherafati, founder
Products Desktops
Media centres
Laptops
Revenue $33,000,000 USD (2008)
Website meshcomputers.com

Mesh Computers Limited is a private computer company based in London, England. As well as being a personal computer manufacturer, the company also sells a number of peripherals and components through their website.

History[edit]

Founded in 1987, during its first 20 years of business, Mesh Computers could only be purchased direct from the manufacturer; however, in November 2006, MESH began to sell through major retailers like Comet Group.[1]

Mesh Computers has recently[when?] opened up a number of new routes to market, including resellers in the UK like Ebuyer.[2] In 2009, Mesh announced the MESH Cute home theatre PC, in a variety of colours for the living room.[3]

The BBC created a series of programmes to teach school children about computer technology and advanced production techniques in a modern factory setting and MESH was filmed as one of the examples, alongside Rolls Royce and Coca Cola.[4]

Mesh was the last of the major UK PC manufacturers that still create custom-built PCs for end users. At its peak, the mainstream market was full of local brands like Evesham Technology, Tiny/Time, Elonex, Opus, Cube Enterprises, MJN and Dan; most of the shut down in the Great Recession.[5][6][7] Viglen and RM Plc continued to operate, but specialise in education systems.

Mesh computers appeared on Watchdog having been accused of having inadequate customer support and services.[citation needed] In the summer of 2010, Mesh Computers was voted PC Manufacturer of the Year by both Computer Shopper magazine and the Expert Reviews web site.[citation needed] MESH reviews have been mixed.[8]

Administration[edit]

On 31 May 2011 it was announced that Mesh Computers had gone into administration under the law firm MacIntyre Hudson, and that key assets had been bought by components firm PC Peripherals, owned by Reza Jafari.[7][9][10]

In February 2012, the owner of Mesh (and its largest creditor) at the time it went into administration, Mehdi (Max) Sherafati, was appointed a director of PC Peripherals, effectively regaining control.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emil Larsen (3 November 2006). "Comet to sell MESH Computers". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ eBuyer[dead link]
  3. ^ Parm Mann (19 August 2009). "MESH launches new line of "Cute" full-HD HTPCs". Hexus. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Vocational Manual[dead link]
  5. ^ "Tiny, Time, Elonex, Dan Tech.....now Evesham....". PC Pro Vendor Forum. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Paul Kunert (14 June 2011). "Yorks PC maker goes titsup owing £1m+: Little chance of payout as PC maker faceplants". Channel Register. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Paul Kunert (1 June 2011). "Mesh Computers goes titsup: Chill wind blows up North Circular". Channel Register. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mesh Computers Reviews". Doo Yoo web site. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Stewart Mitchell (1 June 2011). "Mesh Computers in administration". PC Pro. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "MacIntyre Hudson appointed Administrators of Mesh Computers Limited". 31 May 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Barry Collins (15 February 2012). "Former Mesh Computers owner back in charge". PC Pro. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Paul Kunert (15 February 2012). "Mesh founder Sherafati buys biz back from PC Peripherals: Tries to 'restore' company's fallen reputation". Channel Register. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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