50 years of mateco working platforms

Milestones of a success story


maltech Hebebühnen-Vermietung GmbH & Co. is founded in Stuttgart. The business started with the hiring of truck-mounted working platforms. Scissor and telescopic working platforms followed a few years later.


In Germany the foundation for the mateco network is laid with 6 branches.


The foreign company in Luxembourg is founded.


In Tychy/Kattowitz the Polish subsidiary is founded; additional locations follow.


The company's name is changed to the non-listed mateco AG.


mateco is the first rental company to have the highest platform of all at that time with a working height of 88 m. The largest all-wheel drive truck-mounted platform with a working height of 62 m is also part of the equipment fleet.


Odewald & Compagnie Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen mbH assumes the majority share in mateco. Straub Mobilmietlift in Reutlingen changes into the stock company.


The course of growth taken is consistently pursued. Mietlift GmbH in Dormagen is acquired.


The two working platform rental companies Zülz (Ravensburg and Kempten) and Kühne (Kassel and Göttingen) are acquired.


mateco maintains its expansion course and is established nationwide. A new branch in Munich is opened and the Bavarian company Top Lift Arbeitsbühnen is acquired.

The PlatformCard operator training course is certified according to ISO 18878:2004 and according to BGG/GUV-G 966.


Internationally, mateco is not only represented with its own subsidiaries in Poland and Luxembourg – working platforms can be rented worldwide via cooperations. In Germany mateco is represented nationwide at 28 locations.


The TVH Group with headquarters in Waregem, Belgium, purchases mateco AG. Then the company is renamed in mateco GmbH.


mateco celebrates its 40th birthday.


A hand-over station for self-drive truck- and trailer-mounted working platforms is opened in the Bergisches Land region in Wuppertal, Germany.


Takeover of the IRMLER WOB-LIFT working platforms rental service in Wolfsburg.


The ROHRMOSER working platforms rental company in Munich-Freiham is aquired.


Opening of a new branch in Osnabrück. Acquisition of the Huber and Högele working platform rental company in Munich-Haar.

Our parent company TVH acquires 100% of the shares of Lavendon (Deutschland) Holding GmbH and thus the Gardemann Arbeitsbühnen GmbH.


Gardemann und mateco schließen sich zusammen und firmieren ab dem 01.01.2018 unter der gemeinsamen Marke der „neuen“ mateco GmbH.

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Company takeover in Cottbus and Frankfurt/Oder.


Company expansion in Mannheim.


Company takeover in Lübeck/Stockelsdorf and relocation of the headquarters from Stuttgart to Leonberg.