Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Stairlift Manufacturers

Following on from the confusing issue of Help the Aged, KeepAble, Companion Stairlifts and Minivator; I thought it may be interesting to list some of the current stairlift manufactures in the UK and who ultimately owns these firms.

Freelift and Churchill's Stairlifts

Churchill's Stairlifts (UK) Limited, 2 Kings Court, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 0SH

Freelift Ltd. 2 Kings Court, Kingsway, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0SH

Both of these companies are ultimately owned by Handicare AS.

Bison, Brooks and Acorn Stairlifts

Bison, Brooks and Acorn Stairlifts are all ultimately owned by the same person, John Jakes.

Acorn Stairlifts, Telecom House, Millennium Business Park, Steeton, BD20 6RB

BROOKS Stairlifts LTD, Telecom House, Millennium Business Park, Steeton, BD20 6RB

Bison Bede Limited. Unit 9, No. 1 Industrial Estate, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6ST

Minivator and Companion Stairlifts (featuring Help the Aged and KeepAble)

Companion Stairlifts are a subsidiary of Minivator Ltd.

It should also be noted that if you buy a stairlift from KeepAble Stair Lifts then it will be supplied and installed by Minivator. Also if you buy a stairlift from Help the Aged then you are actually paying KeepAble who in turn get Minivator to supply and install the lift. Confused yet?

Minivator Limited, 82 First Avenue, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7FJ

Companion Stairlifts, 24b-24c Oxford Road, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9AS

Thyssen and Lift Able Stairlifts

Lift Able was acquired by ThyssenKrupp group. Thyssen are a huge global concern and their domestic stairlift concern was formely known as Access Industries.

Lift Able, 2 Easter Park, Teesside Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9NT

Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah Stairlifts Ltd & Stannah Lift Services Ltd, Watt Close, East Portway, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3SD

Family owned private company.