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Stair Lift Manufacturers FAQ

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This particular FAQ provides stair lift manufacturers names, locations, and other details for stair lifts, also called chair glides, chair lifts, or stairs elevators.

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Stair Lift Manufacturer Summary

Stair Lift Manufacturer Location Equipment Review Years in Business Based on Current Filings
Bruno Stairlifts Wisconson, USA Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Vehicle Lifts A success story from the United States, family owned Bruno, is known for their consistent quality and innovative models.  Supported by local dealer network, their products carry the a great guarantee. 35 years
Acorn Stair Glide England Straight Stair Lift, Curved Stairlift Known for their TV commercials, Acorn has been importing lifts for years.  They are the largest company by lifts made, but have struggled with quality and local support.  Many complaints exist. 28 years
ThyssenKrupp Access Stairlifts Germany Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Elevators Recently bought by Thyssen Krupp, they have struggled being a part of a larger company.  They are currently eliminating local dealers with company owned stores. 33 years
Sterling Stair Chair England Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Vehicle Lifts Recently bought by Handicare from England, this manufacturer started by focusing on stairlifts.  Now, they have introduced other products, and just started shipping them. 17 years
Meditek Chair Lifts England Staight Stair Lifts Imported from England, this manufacturer only builds less than 1000 lifts a year. 8 years
Stannah Stair Lift England Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Imported from England, this elevator manufacturer only imports stairlifts to the USA.  There have been many model changes recently, and the reliability has yet to be determined. 150 years
Harmar Stair Lifts Florida, USA Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Vehicle Lifts, Ramps They started with vehicle lifts and have recently begun manufacturing stairlifts. 22 years
Ameriglide/Summit Stairlifts Missouri, USA Staight Stair Lifts, Curved Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Focused on cost cutting, this small manufacturer focus on cheap lifts, and cuts corners on safety and quality.  They mainly market on the internet, and don’t have local dealers. 28 years