Thousands of years ago, MandalMotors was founded by General Gustav Zenlav. Motors was a hybrid organisation, staffed by Mandalorian clans whose specialities ranged while never directly aligning to starship construction. Historically, the Par’tay’on clan were generally in charge throughout the centuries as they attempted to exert control over the organisation that provided the ships that they used to explore the galaxy and defend their worlds. The peaceful and intelligent Tm’halk, who were almost wiped out in the original Mandalorian civil war infrequently appeared to direct design and prodution efforts. By far the most intelligent of the Mandalorians, the Tm’halk designed their ships to function in ways the galaxy still has trouble understanding today. The famous basilisk war droids were product of one such tm’halk born engineer, as was the Pursuer enforcement ship, created centuries later and still in active production today.
From the Par’tay’on, Mandalmotors received the desire of elegance, speed and indestructability. From the Tm’halk, it received guidance only telepathic species can create – blink and movement controlled systems, fully customisable heads up displays along with other techonology that astounded other companies for generations. Added to this, the Vr’caah brought rare metals found in the forests and jungles of Mandalore to construct the new craft. With time, beskar was born and Mandalmotors became one of the greatest companies ever to live.
Successive wars with and against the rest of the galaxy took their toll. Beskar deposits were quickly raided by mandalorians and their enemies to attempt to get the upper hand in various wars. After a millenia of wars, the beskar deposits were almost depleted. Just before the clone wars, Mandalorian society crumbled as the brother fought bother and clan fought clan. With the arrival of Jedi Master Dooku the wars ended, but with them ended the dreams of the Mandalorians. Most left for other parts of the galaxy and the famed Mandalmotors stagnated for decades. Years later the call went out to return home from the new Mand’alor; Tyr DeMeer. Mandalmotors was restarted and a team of skilled Mandalorians returned from the corporate sector to ply their trade once more. A member of the D’ael’mor and hero of the reformation, Andrew Panzer, was appointed to resurrect the great company. Though the galaxy was in turmoil the reformed Mandalorians secured their homeworld, then the Abrion Sector as Mandalmotors restarted the famed production lines that years before had churned out basilisk war droids in the hundreds. Though all known beskar ore had been used centuries ago and the corporate database plundered and looted beyond recognition, designs remained. So it was that the PES was reborn. Missions were launched and technical teams formed to create new designs. Today, Mandalmotors Tower stands tall as hundreds of chief engineers and production officers man well over a hundred factories. Restored to its former glory, Mandalmotors stands today as arguably the oldest and greatest ship manufacturer in the current galaxy.