newest logo from Meccano. Meccano has built a strong legacy as one of the oldest construction systems in the world when it was invented in England by Frank Hornby in 1898. In 1913, a very similar construction set was introduced in the US under the brand name Erector. Today, these two great brands have joined forces under one global brand name – Meccano. Today, after over 100 years, the original values and objective remains the same to inspire builders around the world to bring their imaginations to life. From basic building to high-tech robotics programming, Meccano offers something for everyone. At Meccano, our brand vision is to build a better tomorrow by empowering and inspiring the next generation of Makers. Meccano – Your Imagination Just Got Real! Now owned by Spin Master LTD., a publicly traded corporation.