Engineering the past into the present
Joseph Stannah designed and built his first lift for moving ships’ cargo in the 1860s. Five generations later, we are still a family-run and owned company and we still approach our work with the same dedication and attention to detail that Joseph displayed.
We’ve come a long way in those 150 years and we are now a global business with a turnover in excess of £195M and employing 1,500 people, a leading manufacturer and distributor of lifting products, including elevators, escalators, goods lifts and stairlifts. A leading manufacturer of stairlifts with global sales in excess of 500,000 units. The UK’s leading independent manufacturer of passenger lifts and platform lifts.
Values that reflect the basics of business
We are reassuringly practical
Whether we’re talking lifts or stairlifts, our engineering heritage means we meticulously craft and develop our products to make them the very best in the market. We work carefully too, by considering our customers’ circumstances, recommending the right products and installing everything with a minimum of fuss. And of course, we’re members of all the trade bodies and meet all codes of conduct and product safety requirements in full.
We are resolutely independent
We’ve always had our own way of doing things. We don’t chase profits at all costs and we don’t skimp on what’s important to our customers. Instead, we do what we believe is right. We put our customers at the heart of our business. We listen to what they need. And we do whatever we can to go about our business honestly and responsibly.
We are life-enhancing
We make life easier for people – for access, moving around and greater independence. We understand their issues and will lobby on their behalf and for things we believe in such as healthy lifestyles. We’re in the business of making life – and work – more fulfilling.