Our History

For more than 55 years, UCEL has provided safe, innovative solutions on hundreds of residential and ICI projects across Canada

UCEL Inc., formerly Urban Construction Equipment Limited, was founded in 1963 by Frank Csaszar a Hungarian immigrant to Canada. UCEL is Canada’s first construction hoist company. Prior to this Frank operated in Canada under Cazar Equipment Company and other firms in masonry, derrick cranes and material hoisting industries starting as early as 1952.

THE EARLY DAYS

Here is a photo of one of the Csaszar family’s machines on the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Tower, Montreal in 1961 – which at the time was the tallest building in the British Empire. UCEL Inc. has been providing vertical man and material moving equipment ever since

HISTORY

Since inception UCEL has been Toronto’s choice for vertical access equipment to perform on demanding jobsites such as Ice Condos, Harbour Plaza and 10 York. UCEL has been relied on to provide equipment on 11 of Toronto’s 20 tallest buildings.

DEALERSHIPS

In 2002 UCEL became a representative of Stros products throughout Canada and America. Since then we have built the brand into a premiere supplier of durable, safe and reliable products. Over 700 units have been imported to Canada and America since then. We have since become champions of their excellent quality product and expanded our service offering to Transport Platforms, Mast Climbers, Swing Stages and Material Hoists.

Why Choose UCEL?

EXPERIENCE SINCE 1963

We bring 55+ years of family-operated quality, reliability and safety to every project.

UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY

Our equipment is manufactured in an ISO9001 facility and is certified to meet the highest European, ANSI (US), TUV (EU), and CSA (Canada) requirements.

700/0 RELIABILITY

We are proud of our reliability track record: 700+ machines sold by UCEL in North America, 0 decommissioned from age or maintenance requirements.

 

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INDUSTRIES SERVED

ICI
Agriculture
Bridges and Tunnels
Cement
Construction

Power generating plants
Mining
Warehouses
Metals and Steel
Pulp and Paper

Oil & Gas refineries, rigs and storage
Port cranes and shipyards
Chemicals
Aggregates
Nuclear generation