Case Study: ​Stannah Platform Lifts: Smart Choice for Smart Systems

Versatile, reliable, easy to use and install, Stannah’s Midilift SL platform lift was a smart choice for Somerset-based Smart Systems, the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium glazing systems and bespoke aluminium extrusions.

It was a choice based on the hydraulic Midilift SL’s features that ensure access for all in this three storey, high-use storage warehouse with offices and staff facilities, including a freestanding mezzanine level:

  • Great looks and fits where a passenger lift can’t
  • Travels up to 7 metres: ideal for the 6.5m required of it
  • Supplied in its own structure/shaftless and pitless: installed in a few days; no interruption or inconvenience to daily business
  • Single phase power consumption/energy efficient lighting: low running and maintenance costs

Responsible for Smart Systems’ smart choice is Project Director, Joe Dziczkaniece:

“We needed a simple, cost-effective platform lift to provide access for all over three floors in one of our buildings. We chose Stannah because, like Smart Systems, it is a leading UK company – a collaboration of smart systems, if you like. The Midilift SL is running smoothly and efficiently, and adds value to the building.”
Joe Dziczkaniece, Project Director, Smart Systems

Finished inside and out in a tough BS22B15 Swansdown powder coating, this access lift also features a roomy platform, an easy-access ramp at ground level, economic, timer-controlled ceiling lighting, and panoramic, fully glazed doors at all levels to maximise the premises’ light, airy aesthetic. The intercom and light grey safety flooring offer further reassurance to all passengers.

The Midilift SL also helps the owners of Smart Systems meet the requirements of Part M and BS 8300, as well as helping to meet obligations under EN81-41 and the Equality Act 2010 (formerly the DDA), whilst taking up the minimal amount of building space possible.

As with all Stannah lift products, the Midilift SL is covered by Stannah’s comprehensive lift service plan, with four service visits in the first year and continued lift maintenance by the South West England and South Wales branch of Stannah Lift Services, part of a nationwide network providing comprehensive lift servicing and support.