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

It’s over 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the business 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 to Joseph’s values 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...

Latest Contract News for Stannah North & North East

13 Sep 2018

The Stannah North and North East service branch, based in Gateshead, have been successful in winning the contract for the servicing and repair of around 330…

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Latest contract news - in Scotland

06 Sep 2018

Stannah Lift Services in Scotland have recently added 7 more lifts to our maintenance portfolio with the Strathmore hotel group.

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Stannah Glasgow's lift experts in action at Scotland Works!

13 Aug 2018

Meet the lift experts at Facilities Scotland and discover how they can make life with lifts a whole lot easier.

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Stannah Passenger Lifts Uphold Mobility in International Bomber Command Centre

09 Aug 2018

Two Stannah passenger lifts bring freedom of access for people of all mobilities to International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), Lincolnshire.

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Andover says ‘I CAN’

31 Jul 2018

Stannah supports Andover’s inspirational ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre

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Stannah Replaces Goods Lift in Wimbledon’s Southern Co-op

25 Jul 2018

Stannah replaces existing goods lift with a 1000kg Goodsmaster goods only lift in the Ridgway Southern Co-op in Wimbledon.

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WINNER – Apprentice of the Year 2018!

21 Jun 2018

Charlene was proud to join Stannah - becoming a part of the company’s history of employing talented young engineers.

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Stannah resurrects a 1930s passenger lift in YMCA’s The Bristol Wing

04 Jun 2018

Stannah updates an historic passenger lift whilst conserving its yesteryear veneer – boosting access in the transformation of the Grade II-listed Bristol Police…

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Stannah and Brunel's SS Great Britain feature in Conservation and Heritage Magazine

24 May 2018

As the latest attraction opens in Bristol at the home of the SS Great Britain all eyes are on accessibility.

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Ten in a Row

17 May 2018

Stannah win RoSPA President’s (10 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety

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