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...


14 Mar 2018

Stannah are on the road to three important shows this year. First up the Facilities Management Show at the NEC 10-12 April 2018. Offload your lift portfolio…

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Huzzah! Stannah lift spurs access in Tudor Museum

28 Feb 2018

A Stannah External Midilift SL platform lift boosts access in Grade II* Maidstone Museum.

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A Stannah Partnership That Was Meant to Be! (Stannah Staff Portraits – Pete Canning)

16 Feb 2018

Pete Canning is the Installation Manager for the Passenger Lifts Division. He has been working with Stannah since his first job when he left school.

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Stannah passenger/goods lifts remaster access and goods movement in massive regeneration of EMI’s The Old Vinyl Factory

25 Jan 2018

A triplex of customised Stannah lifts are delivering vital office access and goods movement in the Record Store - former record-pressing factory and part of the…

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A sneak preview

18 Jan 2018

Stannah get a sneak preview of the exciting new addition to the ss Great Britain site in Bristol that includes a Stannah Piccolo lift

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Stannah passenger lifts defend access in National Army Museum refurbishment

03 Jan 2018

Two Stannah passenger lifts installed as part of the recent £multi-million redevelopment of the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London.

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Big boost from Stannah pushes employee fundraising over the £100,000 mark

20 Dec 2017

Over the past 12 months Stannah employees across the country have been busy raising crucial funds for 50 different charities.

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Stannah Brackley team up to raise crucial funds for local charities!

12 Dec 2017

As part of the 150th match funding the staff at the Brackley Stannah service branch have been busy raising money for their two chosen charities.

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Stannah Branch Managers Jump into action to raise money for Mia Fund

06 Dec 2017

Keith Peters and Jason Peters of Stannah have completed a bungee jump to raise money for the Mia Fund.

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A Celebration of Alan and Brian Stannah’s MBEs

05 Dec 2017

On 23rd November 2017, Alan and Brian Stannah, were both presented with an MBE by the Prince of Wales.

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