Stannah: a British lift company with over 150 years of experience

Our priority is quite simply to meet the needs of our customers.

Since our Founder, Joseph Stannah, began the business in 1867, making and selling cranes and hoists to move cargo around the London dockyards, we’ve been lift specialists moving people and goods. For over 150 years, we have built our reputation as the leading, trusted, independent UK lift company. 

We’re still a family-run lift company five generations on and are proud to maintain the quality service Joseph believed in years ago. After all, our lift installation, maintenance and repair services are relied upon by thousands. 

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What are your requirements?

We help people get on with their lives. Whether it’s a lift at the station, a dumbwaiter at the coffee shop, a platform lift at the library, an escalator at the shopping centre, a moving walkway at the supermarket, a goods lift at the pub or a stairlift at home – we’re there quietly helping life happen.


New lift installations

We design, manufacture, supply and install lifts, escalators and moving walkways to help life flow.

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Lift maintenance and repair services

Trust Stannah to be your lift service company to ensure your equipment provides continued and safe service.

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Need help in a hurry? Find your local service branch

With our 11 service branches right across the UK, our lift engineers are here to help you, offering 24/7, 365 days a year lift services.

The number for your nearest branch is:

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What our customers say

I wanted to thank you for the first-class service your team has given in achieving a good result… My special thanks must go to your supervisor who fine-tuned everything, leaving nothing for my Consultant to pick up on – a rare achievement indeed!

Senior Building Surveyor, Taunton Deane Borough Council

Solutions for all kinds of buildings in all kinds of places

As lift manufacturers, whatever the finish, look or design, if you can imagine it, we can help you achieve it. Whether you’re challenged with matching a lift to a heritage site, a stylish, high-end housing development, or simply providing vertical transport within a retail store, we're lift specialists that can cover it all.

Case studies and references

From Cornwall to Caithness, bespoke passenger lifts to humble service lifts, our products and lift engineers ensure that people and goods can be moved easily and safely all day, every day.

A Stannah wheelchair lift supports access in Castle Howard

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A Stannah platform lift lights up a new designer home in Devon

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A Stannah platform lift ups access in Clip ’n Climb Ipswich

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​Open to God – Open to All: A Stannahsaur Supports Equal Access in Oxford Church

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