El Casco Accessories
Founded in 1920, the El Casco brand has earned a deserved reputation for quality and perfection in both design and manufacture. The El Casco range of desk accessories is, quite simply, as good as it gets. Beginning with the M-5 stapler, created in the 1930s and now a design classic, the company has developed an unrivalled collection of distinctive and perfectly engineered desk accessories. We are pleased to offer a selection of the most popular El Casco desk accessories, all featuring a fine quality chrome plated finish. All these premium quality desk accessories are also offered with free text and logo engraving.
History of the El Casco Brand
During the Depression Era of 1929 the company considered diversifying into additional products. The concept was to manufacture products comprised of interchangeable pieces, using rivets for assembly. This would ensure that the products could be serviced even after decades of use. This commitment to quality and craftsmanship, quaint by today's standards of disposable products and built-in obsolescence, is a defining and enduring feature of the El Casco brand.
As part of their diversification, the founders - joined in 1928 by D. Federico Gabilondo Zubiaurre - began to manufacture stationery and desk top accessories. In 1934 they began production of the distinctive M-5 stapler, which is still one of the company's best selling products some 70 years later.
In 1976 the company commissioned a professional designer, Guillermo Capdevilla, to develop a line in plastic products. While this range won important design awards, the products were not as successful with the public as they were perceived to be less reliable than the metal products. In a decision which has helped defined the unique character of El Casco in the modern era, the company focused on its classic metal products. They added new finishes and began to package all items in stylish black gift boxes.
Since 1993 the company has been adding new luxury items to achieve the largest and finest range of classic desk accessories in the world. Over 70 years of evolution, the company philosophy and core values have remained strong: high achievement, quality, reliability and design.