About Us

Company Profile

Cardiff Lift Company was founded as a family owned business in 1969 by the late John Patterson and his wife Glenys Patterson. It was formed as an independent Maintenance Company initially serving the South Wales Region.

Throughout these years Cardiff Lift Company has continued to expand its Maintenance portfolio, which now includes South, Mid and West Wales as well as the Avon and South West regions of England, providing all categories of Maintenance regimes, Refurbishments, Repairs and Breakdowns.

Cardiff Lift Company provides a professional, quality assured, 24hr/365-day service, ensuring our customer’s transport needs are safely and reliably met.

In 1985, following a move to a 6000sq ft factory in the Cardiff Bay area, Cardiff Lift Company became Wales’ only Lift Manufacturing Company providing bespoke designed Service Lifts.

The success of the Service Lifts created a demand for custom designed Lifts of all types, including:​

  • Passenger
  • Goods
  • Bed
  • Scenic
  • Platform
  • Bespoke
  • Car

These varied from compact Passenger Lifts to 7000Kg fully automatic Goods Lifts of either Electric Traction or Electro Hydraulic Drive types.

Cardiff Lift Company offer a Nationwide Installation service, appointing an ‘In House’ Installation team, we ensure continuity from placement of order to handover.

In 1999, driven by demand and to enable further expansion, Cardiff Lift Company acquired a 17,000sq ft factory on the outskirts of Cardiff, which was opened by the world-renowned Welsh and British Lions International rugby player Scott Gibbs along with Cardiff RFC and Welsh International rugby player Andy Booth.

To this day, over 50 years since Cardiff Lift Company was founded, it is still a family run business, with second and third generations working within the business, with the same priorities as the original founders John and Glenys to maintain all of the family traditions and values of giving quality service to all our customers.


Since the turn of the millennium Cardiff Lift Company  has not only become Wales’ only lift manufacturing company, it was one of the first independent lift companies to achieve full compliance with the European Lift Directive 95/16/EC. This ensures from design, manufacture, installation and commissioning, Cardiff Lift Company is able to provide high quality lifts incorporating the latest technology and features, in total compliance with current safety and legislative requirements.

To ensure quality of Cardiff Lift Company’s products and the safety of Cardiff Lift Company’s employees and customers, Cardiff Lift Company has become a full ISO 9001 certified company, accredited member of Avetta, Bureau Veritas, Construction Line, CHAS, SMAS, SSIP as well as being a 14001 Environmental Certified Company.

Call us now for a site survey & quotation on 029 20 404 404

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