When Joseph Stannah founded the company in the 1860s, he forged a set of values that we are even more committed to upholding today. That is why Jon, Patrick, Nick and Alastair Stannah insist on delivering the best possible products and services in every area of the business.
Take a closer look at our history.
As part of our Stannah Promise, we are committed to offering you the best quality products.
Joseph Stannah begins manufacturing mechanical hoists and cranes in London.
Move to America
Leslie Stannah moves to America to further his engineering skills, before returning to England to work closely with other lift manufacturers.
First range of Stannah stairlifts
Stannah start to design and build their first range of stairlifts, and begin exporting them in 1979.
Global Market Leader
Stannah becomes the global market leader for stairlift manufacture. In 1987 we receive the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
New range of stairlifts
Stannah unveil a brand-new range of cutting edge stairlifts, including the revolutionary twin-rail design.
200,000th stairlift manufactured
Stannah manufacture their 200,000th stairlift and the Stannah Group is awarded the Investor in People accreditation.
Best UK Manufacturing and Engineering Factory Award
The DTi present Stannah Stairlifts with an award for the best UK manufacturing and engineering factory.
500,000th stairlift manufactured
Stannah manufacture their 500,000thstairlift and are paid a visit by HRH The Prince of Wales. They are also named in the top 500 Superbrands list for the 3rd time in a row.
How we like to do business
We have been a family owned company for over 140 years, so our ethical business practice and sense of responsibility has been passed down through every generation of Stannah – each one building on the commitment of the last.
At Stannah, we are very proud of the awards we have received in recognition of our achievements for manufacturing, engineering, exportation, and perhaps most importantly, for the way we look after our employees.
Our name is on every stairlift, so we need to ensure that you’re happy with every aspect of our service. The four commitments within the Stannah Promise are our way of upholding the high standards that we aspire to.