Over 40 years of mateco working platforms

Milestones of a success story

1973

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.

1990

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

1996

The foreign company in Luxembourg is founded.

1998

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

1999

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

2000

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.

2007

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

2008

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

2009

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

2010

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.

2011

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.

2012

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

2013

mateco celebrates its 40th birthday.

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

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.