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...

​Prehistoric Stannah Goods Lifts Discovered in Wiltshire!

17 Mar 2017

With a 150-year anniversary to celebrate, Stannah is hunting down its longest-serving lifts, with a prehistoric Trolleylift and Loadmaster in the Salisbury…

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From Apprentice to Lift Engineer: Dylan's Story

17 Mar 2017

The future of Stannah, our apprentices, the young men and women who will help us reach our next milestone.

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Short listed in Construction News Awards

15 Mar 2017

In their 150th anniversary year, Stannah has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor category of the 2017 Construction News Awards, making the…

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From Apprentice to Repair Engineer: Craig's Story

14 Mar 2017

The future of Stannah, our apprentices, the young men and women who will help us reach our next milestone.

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From Apprentice to Field Service Engineer: Richard's Story

09 Mar 2017

The future of Stannah, our apprentices, the young men and women who will help us reach our next milestone.

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Double Exposure

08 Mar 2017

In their 150th anniversary year, independent British lift company Stannah, is beginning its events calendar with two exhibitions at the same time. With a…

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Championing Apprenticeships for Over 100 Years

07 Mar 2017

As an independent, family-run British engineering business, Stannah has long been a champion of apprenticeships and it’s reassuring to see them back in the…

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​Stannah Dishes up the Goods in Wetherspoons

06 Mar 2017

Running a Wetherspoon pub is thirsty work, but a Stannah Goodsmaster CD Plus (chain drive) goods attendant lift makes light work of it in the Leeds City Station…

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​Joseph Stannah’s Rules of Life

02 Mar 2017

Our founder, Joseph Stannah was an exceptional engineer who turned his hand to everything from hoists and cranes to stuffing boxes for locomotives and lifts for…

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From Apprentice to Major Projects - Matt's Story

01 Mar 2017

​At Stannah, we put our success down to our people. The generations that have worked here in the last 150 years and the people today working across the Stannah…

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