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IGV Group Srl
IGV-Logo

Founded

1966 (Milan, Italy)

Founder

Giuseppe Volpe

Products

Elevators and platform lifts

Website

igvlift.com

DomusLift-Logo

The DomusLift logo

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.

History

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 (which means they build wheelchair lifts). The company expanded their businesses to North America in 2014 for the U.S. and Canadian market.

Products

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.

Distributors

  • Amalcon Engineering Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Antonfield Engineering Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong)
  • Chevalier (Hong Kong) Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Classic Platform Lifts (United Kingdom)
  • Easy Living Lifts (Australia)
  • Elite Elevators (Ireland)
  • Eurolifts Group (Indonesia)
  • 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

China

Hong Kong

  • Wai Yip Industrial Building, Kwun Tong (2006) [1]
  • East Sun Industrial Building, Kwun Tong (2006) [2]
  • Chi Lin Nunnery, Diamond Hill, Kowloon (2007) [3]
  • Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road,, Diamond Hill, Kowloon (2000)

Singapore

  • Marché Restaurant, 313@Somerset
  • Raffles City Mall (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)
  • Svarvarvägen 30, Ljusne, Söderhamn, Sweden (2016)
  • Hotel Termal, Vyhne, Slovakia
  • Castro, Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Queen Court, Gedera, Israel
  • 89 York St, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 22-26 Clarke St, Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Ibis Brisbane (Turbot St), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • EuroPark Shopping Center, Moscow, Russia
  • Bol'shoy Nikolopeskovsky Lane 13s1, Moscow, Russia

Gallery

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

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