Maes Hoogwerkers was established in 1976 by Albert Maes and Lieve Winkelmans. Initially, the founders were operating a company specialised in hanging festive lights. Yet, climbing up and down stepladders was not only time-consuming but also damaging to the knees. In fact, those were the reasons why a first lifting platform was purchased. Hanging festive lighting is an activity that only takes place in November, December and January. As a result, the cherry picker could be hired out during the other months of the year. This was the premise to a huge growth.
Ever since its inception, Maes Hoogwerkers has played a pioneering role in the development of truck-mounted cherry pickers. Already back in 1989, the company worked in cooperation with the Italian manufacturer to develop a 65 metre cherry-picker. Last year Maes Hoogwerkers started using a cherry-picker capable of reaching a height of 103 metres. The company specialises in high-range equipment. . Over the years, Maes Hoogwerkers has given birth to various companies. And together with these other companies, we aim to work closely together with our customers and offer them custom-made solutions.