The First Analytical Services And Technical Cooperative has a humble and God-inspired history.
The idea of putting up F.A.S.T. Lab (the shortened business name widely used for convenience), was thought up by one of the founding members of the cooperative. Reynaldo "Rey" Amigo Kangleon was feeling uncertain of his newfound profession as an Insurance Agent early in the year 1997. At that time, he had been selling insurance for nine months already, a year after his early retirement as a Quality Manager. While he was selling life insurance products, a former colleague suggested putting up a testing laboratory for various feed milling plants in Southern Luzon; one which was cheaper but had faster turn-around of test results. It dawned then on Rey Kangleon that it was God's answer to his prayers.
He knew putting up a testing laboratory was costly, and so he decided to solicit business partnerships from his former R&D colleagues. The first ones who got interested were Rosalinda "Osang" Mayol Custodio, Elinor "Leny" Fernandez Buccat, Reynaldo "Rey" Dinglasan Angulo, Rolyn Talla Perez, Eli Torrado and Albert Silio. F.A.S.T. Laboratories was born as God's gift for friendship and talents, and for the country.
Kangleon called the first meeting in the Dulcinea Restaurant in Tomas Morato
St., Quezon City to discuss the business offer. Succeeding meetings were held
in the office of Lecel Products, owned by Leny Buccat in 20th Ave. Cubao,
F.A.S.T. Lab is registered as a cooperative
Cooperative Development Authority approved the registration of F.A.S.T. Lab's
testing business as a primary service cooperative of technical professionals.
F.A.S.T. lab starts its operation for the first time
F.A.S.T. Laboratory in Sto. Tomas, Batangas (now transferred to KM.54 Brgy.
Makiling, Calamba City) first started its operation. They catered mostly to
medium-sized feed mills in need of critical testing that would ensure
conformance to strict standards implemented by major feed companies which had
contracted these millers to manufacture high quality feeds under their brand.
Another laboratory opens within the year
laboratory in the 20th Ave. Cubao office (at present the main laboratory)
started its operation. The laboratory provided basic tests for food and
drinking water samples.
F.A.S.T. Lab travels south to Visayas
third facility located in MC Briones Highway, Mandaue City, Cebu, called the
Cebu laboratory, began its operation in order to render service in the Visayas
and Mindanao area.
Air Quality Monitoring
separate business unit for air quality monitoring was established and is
located within the Calamba branch.
A laboratory for Mindanao
Lab sets up another laboratory in C.M. Recto Ave., Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan de
Oro City, Misamis Oriental as a testament to F.A.S.T. Lab's business strategy
to be near the demand market.
F.A.S.T. Lab journeys northward
first laboratory north of Manila is built in Pandan, Angeles, Pampanga to cater
to the expanding market up north.
The First Analytical Services and Technical Cooperative