Stannah Lifts Holdings Ltd.


1867 (London, United Kingdom)


Joseph Stannah


Stannah Lifts

Stannah Lifts (Stannah Lifts Holdings Ltd.) is a manufacturer of elevators/lifts based in Andover, Hampshire. It is also best known for its stairlift products.


Stannah Lifts was founded in London in 1867 by Joseph Stannah, as a manufacturer of cranes and hoists for transporting ships' cargo. Stannah Lifts began to make hand-powered passenger elevators at the turn of the 20th century.

Its first headquarters were located on Southwark Bridge Road, before moving to Bankside in the early 20th century. The company remained here until the site was destroyed during the London Blitz. The chairman at the time, Leslie Stannah, built new headquarters at Tiverton Street, Southwark using compensation money awarded to the company.

In 1974, the company moved from London to Andover. In the following year, the company produced its first stairlift product and began exporting in 1979. In 1994, the company opened two subsidiaries in United States and Holland, and later in Slovakia in 2003.


  • Stairlifts
  • Passenger elevators
  • Goods/freight elevators
  • Escalators and moving walks (distributor of Anlev escalators, from Anlev Elex)


Main article: Stannah Lifts Fixtures Guide

Notable installations

  • Various railway stations:
    • London Kings Cross Railway Station, London Kings Cross
    • London Victoria Railway Station, London Victoria
    • Bury St Edmunds Railway Station (Platform 1), Bury St Edmunds
    • Stevenage Railway Station (Platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4), Stevenage
    • Welwyn Garden City Railway Station (Platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4), Welwyn Garden City
    • Leicester Railway Station (Platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4), Leicester
  • GAP, London Piccadilly Circus
  • TKMaxx, Worcester


  • Stannah Lifts is known as the leading manufacturer of stairlifts worldwide, as well as the largest elevator manufacturer in Britain.
  • The company produced its 500,000th stairlift in February 2011 during a visit by the Prince of Wales to the Andover headquarters.
  • Stannah elevators are also found in several Network Rail stations.


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See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies