Cascade Corporation Celebrates 80 Years in Business

Posted by on 08/15/2023

PORTLAND, Oregon, USA (August 14th, 2023) – Founded in 1943, Cascade Corporation, the global leader in the manufacturing of attachments, forks and related technologies for forklifts and AGVs as well as a leader in quality mast products and manufacturer of construction attachments, celebrates a momentous 80th anniversary this year.

First opened as a small, five-person machine shop in Portland, Oregon, Cascade has since grown into a global operation with over 3,000 employees and 33 locations around the world including manufacturing plants, offices and distribution centers. This global reach gives Cascade teams the unique ability to coordinate operations across their facilities worldwide to meet customers’ needs anywhere, anytime. Quality teamwork is the foundation of Cascade’s success, empowering employees to collaborate on an international stage while providing superior local service and support customers depend on.

“The Cascade story and product advancement are directly related to our employees around the world who work every day to provide high-quality solutions along with reliable support for our customers,” says Davide Roncari, President & CEO of Cascade Corporation. “Their commitment, passion and innovation make us who we are today – and will continue to serve us well in the future.”

Over the past 80 years, as the industry has evolved, Cascade has evolved with it. Cascade’s extensive history has not only fostered global growth, but positioned Cascade as a leader in emerging material handling trends in areas such as automation, electrification and digitalization. From hydraulic attachments and custom fork products to all-electric AGV attachments and complete front-end mast/attachment combinations, Cascade has a solution for nearly every industry and application. Cascade is constantly innovating—working with state-of-the-art technologies and incorporating them into industry-leading solutions. Today, Cascade meets changing needs with products that offer integrated data solutions, sensor technology, advanced damage reduction, smart attachments and accessories, and a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.

“We sincerely thank all of our customers around the world who have made it possible for Cascade to achieve this level of success,” says Roncari. “Cascade wouldn’t be in business and growing at the rate we have been without them. We look forward to providing many more decades of unparalleled service and industry-leading solutions.”