Our history

Casals, over 140 years of experience

The origins of Casals date back to 1881, when Mr. Francesc Casals i Fransoy opened a small workshop in the town of Ripoll.

In that small workshop in the city center, they specialized in machining cast iron pieces and building machinery for the local factories, which at that time were primarily focused on textile production.

The business was very well received, gradually becoming one of the most important workshops in the entire province. Success was accompanied by improvements in the production processes and the establishment of the first Casals factory, also in Ripoll.

The appearance of the first tools

In the early 1920s, Casals specialized in the manufacturing of industrial fans and implemented the mass production process, which allowed for the exponential growth of the company.

In 1921, the management of Casals decided to diversify the business and begin manufacturing tools. The first branded portable drill was introduced to the market in 1921, which was a completely iron manual drill. It wasn't until the 1930s that our first portable electric drill was introduced.

From there, the Casals company split into various independent business units, each engaging in different activities, with industrial fan production and tools production standing out among the rest.

The consolidation of Casals as a tool manufacturer

Casals has continued manufacturing electric tools throughout these decades, becoming the leading tool brand in Spain from the 1960s to the present day. The investment in advertising and product promotion during that time, along with the novelty and practicality of the tools, propelled Casals to become one of the most important brands in the market, with a presence in many Spanish households.

The solid groundwork laid has allowed us to build a strong reputation in both DIY enthusiast and professional environments

Casals enters Taurus Group

In 2009, the Casals brand became part of the Taurus Group, a business group headquartered in Oliana, which includes other important brands such as Taurus, Solac, Black+Decker, and Mini Moka.

Today, Casals continues to design both electric and manual tools, with the same purpose it had from its beginnings: to meet the needs of our customers and provide solutions that simplify DIY tasks and various repairs.

With over 140 years of experience, we are one of the longest-standing tool brands in the world. Our experience and our restless spirit drive us to improve every day and manufacture better, robust, practical, and very easy-to-use tools.