Engineering the past into the present

This year we are proud to celebrate 150 years and have come a long way since our foundation.


Joseph Stannah embarked on a new business venture, making and selling cranes and hoists to move cargo around the London dockyards.


Stannah is a British family-run global business with a turnover in excess of £210M, employing 1700 people working in the UK plus our subsidiaries. Fifth-generation members of the Stannah family now manage the company and still uphold the traditional family values of quality and service that Joseph started all those years ago.

We are the UK’s leading independent supplier of lift products supplying goods as diverse as loading systems, service lifts, platform lifts, homelifts and, of course, stairlifts. Our customers, both commercial and domestic, rely on us not just to provide first class products but also first class service and maintenance.

Our 150th year marks a huge achievement. Our focus is now firmly on the future and meeting the ever-changing market demands and delivering the innovations our customers need.

Please visit the Stannah 150 section of our site  to find out more about the history of Stannah.