Abbey Liftcare New Equipment Team offer a wide range of solutions to suit almost all building requirements. Our team have a wealth of experience in installations of new passenger lifts and project management, and are delighted to work with architects, designers and main contractors alike.

All passenger lifts supplied by Abbey Liftcare are installed in accordance with European Lift Directive 2014/33/EU ensuring the most stringent Health and Safety standards are met.

Passenger Lifts 

This widely used term can include a vast range of machines that lift or hoist people and objects. Individuals may want a domestic passenger lift that in fact is a stairlift. Amusement parks use scissor lifts to lift passengers onto or off their rides: Yet these very different machines come under the loose definition of “passenger lift” for the simple reason that they lift passengers. Abbey Liftcare specialises in providing Standard and Client specific industry recognised products & designs. Please contact us to get a bespoke quote.

Hydraulic Passenger Lifts

Commercial lifts, those used in public buildings to transport passengers between floors, are what the industry thinks of when it hears the term passenger lift. The most common type of commercial passenger lift was hydraulically activated, a hydraulic cylinder raising the lift car via a system of belts and pulleys. It would typically be capable of transporting eight passengers, and have four or five stops or landings. The hydraulic passenger lift has now been superseded by solid state electronically controlled machines. These have fewer moving parts and no hydraulics which reduces maintenance. Abbey Liftcare specialises in providing Standard and Client specific industry recognised products & designs. Please contact us to get a bespoke quote.


Stairlifts are special machines that are intended for domestic applications. They run up the staircase being attached to its structure. These single person machines are supplied and maintained by specialist stairlift manufacturers.

Scissor Lifts

These devices get their name from the scissors that lift their working platforms. They are different in that they are generally mounted in pits and require no supporting mechanism above the platform. Hydraulic cylinders force the scissor arms together lifting the platform. They can handle very heavy loads and are widely used as car lifts. Small scissor lifts are the most widely used lifting equipment device in industry and commerce. They are ideal work positioners and working platforms.

Please also see Moveman SKG part of the Express Lift Company (Express) group for specialist platform lifts - Atrium BrochureEasy Life BrochureTrivium Brochure.