Cascos is one of the longest-serving lift manufacturers to the automotive industry in the world

Here you will find an overview of the Cascos vehicle lift range, consisting of 2 Post, 4 Post and various styles of Scissor lifts. Manufactured in Spain since 1965, our lifts have remained largely unchanged, except to evolve with the cars they are required to lift. We are at the forefront of continuing innovation within the industry - our high quality and durable car lifts are created through a combination of well engineered design and a thorough testing process.

Trusted manufacturers of premium UK brands

Cascos' manufacturing policies, traditional build quality, and dedication towards reliability have simply never changed. And neither has its impeccable customer service to ensure you have the right car lift for your garage services. If you want to find out more information on a specific vehicle lift type or require more assistant into which lift is the right fit for you, please call our team on 01480 8-9-10-11.

Cascos vehicle lifts

About Cascos Lifts

Cascos Maquinaria (Machinery) started manufacturing lifts in Spain 55 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.

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.

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.

Cascos Scissor Lift
Cascos Two Post Lift
Cascos Scissor Lift

The philosophy of Cascos is very much about tradition, and the only changes that the company and its 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.

A Brief History of Cascos Lifts

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’

Why Cascos?

We always talk about Cascos lifts being unique, and Cascos as a company being unique. Here you will find a few key points that we think are worth shouting about.

Lifting capacities published by lift suppliers/manufacturers can be deceiving


Just because a lift states on the brochure that it has a lifting capacity of, say, 4 tonnes, it doesn’t mean it will lift that weight in all situations. For example, it may be capable of lifting ‘up to’ 4 tonnes when the arms are in the optimum position for maximum lifting capacity. Yet when the arms are extended both outwards and sideways this maximum payload can reduce dramatically. This doesn’t just apply to non-EU manufactured lifts either, it is a choice whether, as a manufacturer you choose to use this slightly deceiving marketing ploy to your advantage, or whether you choose to ensure your lift can lift the published maximum payload in any situation, regardless of pick-up points.

Cascos choose to adhere to Directive UNE1493/2011, which means that if you buy a Cascos lift that states it will lift 3.5 tonnes, then you can be sure that it will lift 3.5 tonnes however you position the arms. Always look for clarification of this in the user manual; if it doesn’t state that it meets that directive, then your lift isn’t quite the lift you thought it was!

Most lifts use the cog-style locking mechanism for locking the arms into position

Cascos lifts mechanism

This means that you can only have the arms in pre-determined positions, and this can in turn vary dependent on the number of teeth the manufacturer uses.
At Cascos we use a completely different system of lock, which provides an infinite level of positioning. This arm lock is often sold as un upgrade in the aftermarket once the teeth have broken off, but with Cascos you can be assured of the best locking system available, as standard.

Just because a lift bears the CE logo, it doesn’t necessarily mean it meets the required legislation

CE logo

Lifts imported from outside the EU can be ‘self-certified’, which means you can put the CE sticker on anything, and the importer takes the responsibility. There are no ‘CE’ police as such and so the risk in quality is unquantifiable and unchallenged. You are effectively gambling with something that could potentially be carrying a couple of tons above your head (or that of your employees). European lift manufacturers have to manufacturer to these stringent standards; they simply have no choice.

Cascos 2 Post lifts use our unique ‘Slendertec’ Columns

The principle of SlenderTec is to provide the widest useable space between the posts on our Two Post Lifts, yet keep the lowest possible overall width and therefore footprint of the lift. We achieve this by using solid rolled profiles of steel, rather than folded sheets of steel used by other manufacturers. These profiles are sourced from Germany and provide the most rigid, durable column in the industry, but they simply don’t need to be that bulky. It is one of the ‘old fashioned’ features that we decided to keep, as we never felt that manufacturing columns from folded sheets of steel was ever progress, just a means of reducing costs.

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