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IGV Group Srl


1966 (Milan, Italy)


Giuseppe Volpe


Elevators and platform lifts


IGV Group (IGV stands for Ing. G. Volpe) is a company based in Milan, Italy that manufactures home elevators and domestic elevators as well as wheelchair/platform lifts under their flagship brand DomusLift. It is one of the leading Italian manufacturers of elevators for private and public buildings designed for mobility needs, with their products exported to 50 countries around the world.


IGV Group was founded in 1966 by Giuseppe Volpe, an engineer who was born in Albanella (in the province of Salerno) in 1930. At that time the company had only 100 sqm of headquarters located in Zanella street in the eastern suburb of Milan with only a few number of employees. Initially IGV only manufactures elevator fixtures and electric devices for automatic elevator doors, but later expanded their production into making components for a complete elevator, and then began manufacturing complete elevators. Due to the expansion of production, the company moved from Zanella street to larger headquarters in Valvassori Peroni street, before moving again in 1981 to its current manufacturing plant in Vignate.

In 1998, IGV launched the DomusLift brand, which is their flagship brand of elevator solution with the goal to remove architectural obstacles. The company expanded their businesses to North America in 2014 for the U.S. and Canadian market.


IGV makes small as well as residential-type elevators branded as DomusLift for private homes and public buildings which comes with automatic sliding doors or manual hinged doors. They comes in four different sizes depending on the customer's need or building spaces; Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Standard, and Extra Large (XL). Drive systems are electric traction (geared, gearless or drum drive without counterweight) or hydraulic. Control systems can be either "hold-to-run" (where one must push and hold the button to make the cab move) or fully automatic.


  • Amalcon Engineering Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Antonfield Engg. Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong)
  • Chevalier (Hong Kong) Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Classic Platform Lifts (United Kingdom)
  • Easy Living Lifts (Australia)
  • Elite Elevators (Ireland)
  • Gama Viet Nam (Vietnam)
  • Hissiryhma L&L (Finland)
  • Lift-Mech Engineering Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Milift (South Africa)
  • Moveman SKG (United Kingdom)
  • PT. Dimas Austrindo (Indonesia)
  • Real Lift (Russia)
  • Stalift (Belgium)
  • Verolift (Belgium)

Notable installations


Hong Kong

  • Wai Yip Industrial Building, Kwun Tong (2006) [1]
  • East Sun Industrial Building, Kwun Tong (2006) [2]
  • Chi Lin Nunnery, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2007) [3]


  • Marché Restaurant, 313@Somerset, Singapore
  • Raffles City Mall, Singapore (B2-B1 access)

Other Countries

  • Clinic Gianturco SDN, Naples, Italy (2002)
  • Kruidat @ Shopping Mall Boven't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hotel De Koepoort, Enkhuizen, Netherlands
  • Taikinamäki, Lappeenranta, Finland (2000)
  • Hotel Termal, Vyhne, Slovakia
  • Castro, Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Queen Court, Gedera, Israel
  • 89 York St, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Hotel Ibis Brisbane (Turbot St), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • EuroPark Shopping Center, Moscow, Russia


Notes and references

  1. Replaced from 1970 Fiam traction elevator
  2. Replaced from 1970 Mitsubishi traction freight elevator, now maintained by Holake Hong Kong Lifts Ltd
  3. 鑽石山志蓮淨苑行人天橋IGV油壓升降機

External links

List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenthyssenkrupp

Other/smaller/historic companies: Access Elevator & LiftsAmtechA&P. StevenAnlevArmorASEAAsea GrahamAtlas (Brazil)Atlas (Northern California)Automobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCNIMDaldossDeveDiebold AufzügeDong YangDopplerElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGeneral (CA, older)GiantGoldStarGraham BrothersGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHävemeier & SanderHitachiIFEIGVIndoliftInter-UpIsraliftIZAMETJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LGMANMarryat & ScottMiamiMontgomeryMorris VermaportMP LiftsNipponOmegaOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsPneumatic Vacuum ElevatorsR. StahlReliableRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsSergeShenyang BrilliantSITESSJECStaleyStannahStiglerTechnosThymanToshibaU.S. ElevatorVýtahy OstravaWaygood & Co.WestinghouseXJYungtayZREMB

Subsidiary elevator companies: ChevalierExpress EvansGiantKONEHaushahnHostingLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaXizi Otis

Merging brand or joint venture elevator companies: LG-OTISKone Marryat ScottMontgomery KONESchindler HaughtonThyssen DoverThyssenKrupp Dongyang

Wheelchair/platfom lift companies: Access Elevator & LiftsAritcoCibes Lift (Kalea LiftsNTD Lifts) • IGVMotala HissarSavaria Concord

Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist

Third-party elevator component companies: AdamsArkelBUT-SANC. E. ElectronicsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIEpcoESIEverbrightFermator GroupGALHollister-WhitneyInnovation IndustriesJinlixJRTKronenbergLiSALanger & LaumannLester ControlsMagnetekMCEMonitorNewLiftPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPTVCVegaWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as third-party elevator maintenance companies.

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