Mego was a Greek company that produced a light vehicle and was based out of Trikala. In 1955 Mego was first founded under the name Nigo, which was named after its founder, Nikos Gorgolis. Originally, Mego started production with a line of light three wheel utility vehicles that came with either a 50 cc or a 100 cc engine and were very unconventional as the single wheeled axel was located in the rear as opposed to the front.
By 1962 Mego would reach into an agreement with MEBEA in which they together would manufacture a more conventional light three-wheeler truck and it was at this time that the company became known as Mego which came from the first two initials of MEBEA and Gorgolis but this agreement would end in 1968.
Mego designed and produced a large number of 50 cc moped and motorcycles in their short history as well as their 50 cc three wheel trucks all of which mainly utilised the Sachs engines. Mego also manufactured a 125 cc motorcycle but it was their moped and motorcycle models that featured innovative designs.
The Mego line of products was popular in Greece as well as Italy and Holland to which Mego exported to.
Due to heavy imported competition during the late 1980's Mego's production lines would have to shut down in 1992 but the company stayed open and moved into the import business, in which they now import the competition that forced them to stop their own lines. A fine example of', "If you can't beat them, join them."
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 05/06/2008