About The Company

Cascos Maquinaria (Machinery) started manufacturing lifts in Spain 50 years ago. Based in Vitoria, Northern Spain, the business is still operated by the Cascos family with the same passion and pride that the business was established upon way back in 1965.

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Apart from sourcing lifting columns from Germany, the majority of components are manufactured in-house; even hydraulic cylinders - something you will never see as you walk around the factory of other lift manufacturers.

The philosophy of Cascos is very much about tradition, and the only changes that the company and its products have been subjected to have only been instigated if it is believed to be progress, and not something to cut costs and therefore quality. For example, the principle for the electro-mechanical single and 2 post lift range is largely unchanged from the original lift all those years ago. The only changes that have been made have been evolutionary modifications to coincide with the vehicles they are being asked to work with. In addition, the temptation to outsource components to lower priced suppliers such as those in China has been avoided, in favour of maintaining the continuity of quality control and therefore long-term reliability.

In a nutshell, Cascos is unique. Nowhere else in Europe will you find a lift factory that puts the focus on quality so far ahead of the focus on price. In the UK. Cascos Lifts are distributed by Hofmann Megaplan, the UK’s premier provider of tyre changers, wheel balancers and associated equipment. With factory trained engineers, local stock and an approach to business that echoes that of the Cascos family, it is the prefect partnership.


1965 – Carlos Alvarez-Cascos used the contacts and knowledge he had gained working at the Volkswagen factory in Germany and Mercedes-Benz factory in Spain to start selling, amongst other products, a range of in-ground lifts for trucks. 1968 – The first 1500m2 of office and production facilities were established to develop the first series of 2 post lifts and tyre changers, which were predominantly destined for the German market. It was this early partnership and experience with the German market that led to Cascos’ affinity with traditional build quality and design associated with German-made lifts. 1970 – Started manufacturing the first mobile lifts, known as MONZA. 1980 – Started designing and manufacturing lubrication equipment. 1985 – Launched the first models of 4 Post lift. 1988 – Launched the first Parallelogram lifts. 1989 – Expanded the production facility with an additional 4000m2. 1990 – Launched the first range of Parking lifts. 1996 – Launched the first range of full-height scissor lifts - 1999 – Awarded ISO 9001 for design and manufacturing of lifts. 2001 – Expanded into new facilities with more than 6500m2 - 2002 – Launched the first range of wheel alignment scissor lifts. 2003 – Attained certifications from Renault, Peugeot, Citroen and Nissan. 2004 – Received largest order in Cascos history, for 560 4 Post Lifts fitted with play detectors for Japanese equivalent of MOT. 2011 – Received award for Aftersales from Spanish magazine ‘Our Workshops’