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History

OUR HISTORY

Key Milestones & Dates

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.





1997

First Meeting


Rey 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, Quezon City.




1997

July 1

F.A.S.T. Lab is registered as a cooperative


The Cooperative Development Authority approved the registration of F.A.S.T. Lab's testing business as a primary service cooperative of technical professionals.




1997

August 1

F.A.S.T. lab starts its operation for the first time


The 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.





1997

October 1

Another laboratory opens within the year


A 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.




2006

March 6

F.A.S.T. Lab travels south to Visayas


The 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.




2007

Air Quality Monitoring


A separate business unit for air quality monitoring was established and is located within the Calamba branch.




2010

March 25

A laboratory for Mindanao


F.A.S.T. 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.




2017

March 18

F.A.S.T. Lab journeys northward


The first laboratory north of Manila is built in Pandan, Angeles, Pampanga to cater to the expanding market up north.