About Stannah

A family of lift expertise, we've been moving people and goods since 1867.

Joseph Stannah started the business in Bankside, London, making cranes and hoists to move goods around the bustling docks of the industrial revolution. Today, we are the UK’s leading independent supplier of lift products supplying loading systems, passenger and platform lifts, goods and service lifts, escalators, moving walkways, related lift services and of course, stairlifts. We also manage large lift portfolios for some of the UK’s best known brands, including over a thousand lifts for Network Rail.

Still a family business, it is the fifth generation – Jon, Patrick, Nick, Alastair and Helen – that are hands-on in the company. By remaining a resolutely independent British business we have been quietly successful and at the heart of our work is a simple promise, to be ‘always true to our word’. This reflects the way we go about business, to be ready to meet today’s challenges yet unashamedly focused on the values of quality and service that Joseph was passionate about all those years ago.

Why choose Stannah

Whether we’re talking lifts or stairlifts, escalators or moving walkways, our engineering heritage means we meticulously craft and develop our products to make them the very best in the market.

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Working for us

It’s the balance of global success without comprising our ideals that makes us such a great company to work for and do business with. Join the family.

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Our History

This year marks 150 years since Stannah was founded back in 1867. A lot has happened since then – yet some things, like making life easier and more fulfilling for people and the Stannah family commitment of quality and integrity, remain unchanged.

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Who we are

Stannah is a British wholly owned private family company. Today fifth-generation members of the Stannah family still uphold the traditional family values of honesty and fairness. The Stannah Group of companies continues to go from strength to strength.

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Accreditations & Affiliations

We are members of all the main trade bodies and meet all codes of conduct and product safety requirements in full.

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Become a Trade Partner

Working with Stannah can help to broaden your product offering and provide you with unrivalled back-up, as well as access to spare parts and technical support. Join us!

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Working with us

We work carefully, by considering our customers’ circumstances, recommending the right products and installing everything with a minimum of fuss.

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Working in BIM

With a long history of innovation and development, we have always embraced new technologies and changes in the architectural and construction industries.

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Need some help or expert advice?

Get in touch or request a call back and we’ll do all we can to help you with your project

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Find a local service branch

With a network of branches right across the UK, offering 24/7/365 servicing, you can rely on Stannah to keep you moving.

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Latest news...

​Contract Win: Stannah Piccolo lift for SS Great Britain Visitor Centre

22 May 2017

Stannah has won the contract to supply and install a Piccolo platform passenger lift in the new extension of the SS Great Britain Visitor Centre, located in the…

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Stannah 150 Staff Portraits - Colin Payne

22 May 2017

It is 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the company in the London docks and today Stannah employ over 1700 people. Like our founder Joseph Stannah, we…

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Stannah lift expertise for London Luton Airport

16 May 2017

The redevelopment of London Luton Airport (LLA) will feature Stannah lifts, escalators and moving walkways.

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Glittering Gold for Stannah

09 May 2017

Glittering Gold for Stannah - in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The Stannah Group of Companies are celebrating a Gold Medal (ninth consecutive gold)…

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Stannah and Spurgeons - fundraising in their 150th years

08 May 2017

Fundraising partnership gives a welcome lift to local children’s charity The Brackley branch of Stannah Lift Services Ltd has pledged to raise up to £10,000…

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Stannahsaur Sighting in W1 Hotel!

08 May 2017

In 1988, a Stannah Piccolo passenger lift went on a working holiday to the charming Hotel La Place in Marylebone, loved it, decided to stay and delivers…

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​Stannah Goodsmaster CLEANs up in Slough super laundry

04 May 2017

A Stannah Goodsmaster chain-drive 1000kg goods lift helps the new CLEAN super laundry in Slough deliver the industry-leading laundry services on which it has…

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Stannah celebrate 150th anniversary at ScotlandWorks

19 Apr 2017

Talk to Stannah about how their lift expertise can help you.

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Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence

11 Apr 2017

Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence with: • A year-long celebration to take place • New timeline features never-before-seen images of the…

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How the Stannah Logo has Evolved Over 150 Years

31 Mar 2017

Over the last 150 years the Stannah logo has changed dramatically to reflect the growth of the business. Although founded in 1867, the earliest known logo we…

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