Though growing rapidly due to the demand, the market for stairlifts is still relatively small. Fortunately, this makes choosing the right stairlift model for you or your loved one much less complicated than it could be.
From functional aides to designer devices, this guide provides an overview of the biggest manufacturers of stairlifts in the world. Here’s what you need to know about the leading brands:
Bruno has far superior products then most other manufactures and the best network of dealers/installers in North America. For more than 30 years, Bruno Independent Living Aids have been helping people maintain their mobility. Made entirely in the USA, Bruno’s world-class stairlifts have been helping people maintain full access to their homes.
A family-owned company, Bruno focuses on quality, safety and continuous improvement. It is an ISO 9001 Certified manufacturer.
- Elan Indoor Straight
- Elite Indoor Straight
- Elite Indoor Curved
- Elite Outdoor Straight
- Elite Outdoor Curved
Since its inception, Handicare has dedicated itself to making everyday life easier for its elderly and disabled customers, and that passion has lead to their evolution as one of the largest manufacturers of stairlifts in the world. Handicare has become a fully international company, with manufacturing and sales operations throughout Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, the United States and China. Wherever you are, Handicare seems to be nearby and local, with distribution in over 40 countries.
- Handicare Van Gogh
- 2000 Outdoor
- Simplicity Plus
- 1000 XXL
- 1000 Outdoor
With US headquarters in Orlando, FL. Originally formed as a reseller of used stairlifts, the company surpassed many of its manufacturing competitors when it introduced the Acorn Superglide Stairlift to the market. The Acorn Superglide Stairlift was designed to be simple, easy to install as well as maintain, addressing many of the customer complaints levied on previous stairlift models. Acorn offers a very pushy sales technique and most of the sales people are commission based. Acorn claims to cut out the middle man and selling direct which in most cases doesn't work well leaving customer waiting weeks for service.
- The Acorn 130 Stairlift for Straight Stairways
- The Acorn 180 Stairlift for Curved Stairways
- The Acorn 130 Outdoor Stairlift
AmeriGlide follows a simple formula for success: provide quality products at an affordable price. In applying this to empowering people to maintain mobility in their homes, workplaces and in public, they’ve become one of the nation’s leading retailers of online stairlifts. However in most cases they are selling to a very specific client and in some cases to contactrors who don't have access to Brands like Bruno and Handicare. We believe that the problem with the model, there is no solid local support should something happen to your lift. We constantly get calls asking if we would service an Ameriglide lift since they can get a hold of the handyman who installed it. Ameriglide is now expanding their reach through brick & mortar distributor sites across the nation.
- AmeriGlide Horizon
- AmeriGlide Rave
- AmeriGlide Rubex
- AmeriGlide Curved Platinum
Brooks Stairlift began in 1972 when company founder Frederick Brooks created a stairlift for his wife, Grace. The invention captured the attention of the entire British medical community, and one year later, Brooks established a world-class stairlift company that has been innovating mobility assistance for nearly five decades. They only offer one product: the Brooks Stairlift, and it has been one they have continually upgraded and evolved with the times in the half-century its been on the market. Currently based in Yorkshire, the company has established a reputation around the world, helping the elderly and disabled maintain their independence.
- The Brooks Stairlift
At Easy Climber, it’s considered their mission to allow seniors to age in place, because they understand customers’ sentimental attachments to their homes. Maintaining independence is not something to be taken lightly either, so they pride themselves on quality products and workmanship that is guaranteed to last through time and provide peace of mind for years to come. Easy Climber follows a similar style of of high pressure selling as Acorn and uses sub contractors to do their installation.
- The Easy Climber Stairlift
It could be said that as a company, Summit Lifts have reached the summit, with over 75 years of experience designing, manufacturing and servicing stairlifts. After two years of research and development, they designed a lift with the longest standard warranty in the industry and that requires no maintenance for its duration.
Founded by Mark Hill, Mike Vogt and Mark Jackson, the three men have devoted their entire lives to creating a company that helps people maintain their mobility, independence and freedom, placing care of people above profit and relying on traditional values to guide their business direction.
Proudly made in America, their company’s motto is perfect: “Taking you to new heights.”
- Pinnacle Stairway Lifts
- Summit Stairway Lifts
- Summit Max
Disclosure: Gamburd is not a distributor of Acorn, Summit, Easy Climber, Brooks or Ameriglide stairlifts.