Engineering excellence for 150 years
In 1867 Joseph Stannah began engineering lifts and cranes for London’s dock yards. Five generations on, this family owned, British business still uses its engineering expertise to keep people and goods moving. Today the business sells passenger lifts, platform lifts, goods and service lifts, escalators, moving walkways, loading systems and stairlifts, alongside providing maintenance and repair services for all makes and models of lifts and stairlifts in the UK.
2017 is a year of celebration for Stannah. This year marks 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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A brief history of Stannah
Joseph Stannah began engineering lifts and cranes for London’s dockyards
Stannah was regularly advertising in The Times for cranes, lifts, patent pendulum donkey pumps and a southward high-speed 26hp engine.
The first of our nationwide network of service branches, focused on servicing and repair, opened in Eastbourne.
The first Maxilift passenger lifts are introduced; standardising the lift range while still allowing for bespoke production.
This year saw the introduction of goods lifts into our product portfolio, supplied primarily as back of house lifts for hotels, supermarkets, factories and convenience stores.
The unique FX structure is introduced, supplying a lift in its own structure, instead of using a conventional wall-mounted configuration.
The inclined wheelchair platform lift is introduced, providing easy wheelchair access over staircases.
Stannah Lifts begin manufacturing the Midilift platform lift range – over 5,000 have been sold since its introduction.
The groundbreaking MRC passenger lift is unveiled, one of the world’s first hydraulic machine-roomless lifts.
Our passenger lifts expertise increases with the introduction of the Xtralift range, offering greater capacity and suitability for more complex projects.
Stannah installs lifts and escalators into some major infrastructure projects: King’s Cross, Paddington, London Bridge, Reading, Nottingham and many more station upgrades.
The company celebrates its 150th anniversary
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Stannah Brackley team up to raise crucial funds for local charities!
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.Read more
Stannah Branch Managers Jump into action to raise money for Mia Fund
Keith Peters and Jason Peters of Stannah have completed a bungee jump to raise money for the Mia Fund.Read more
A Celebration of Alan and Brian Stannah’s MBEs
On 23rd November 2017, Alan and Brian Stannah, were both presented with an MBE by the Prince of Wales.Read more
Graham Hood completes four fundraising challenges
Graham Hood, Stannah Engineer, has this year completed a series of fundraising challenges to raise important funds for charity.Read more
Manchester Memory Walk raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Society
Paul Winstanley from Stannah has just completed the Manchester Memory Walk for the third year running.Read more
Monthly dress-down days raise crucial funds for charity
Julie Phillips of Stannah Management Services has arranged a series of monthly dress-down days raise crucial funds for several charities.Read more
Stannah Office Manager Walks the London Bridges
Dianne Sillis of Stannah Lift Services Ltd recently raised £1,250 for East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH).Read more
Stannah Project Manager & Design Engineer complete Charity Cycle Challenge
Craig Hazelden and Matt Martin from Stannah successfully completed a gruelling 9-day cycling challenge for charity.Read more
Stannah sponsors the prestigious Building Awards 2017
As Stannah nears the end of celebrating an astounding 150th anniversary as a British, independent family of lift expertise, it was delighted to share in others'…Read more
A shining example ...
Continuing our 150 pen portraits of Stannah employees: Peter Perry, Managing Director of Stannah Lift Services (M&R division)Read more