London/Leeds/Newcastle upon Tyne, August 11, 2022 – Lödige Industries, a leading supplier of lift solutions, acquires the British lift installation, repairs and maintenance provider Northern Elevator Limited. The company and all its employees will henceforth be managed by the British subsidiary Lödige (United Kingdom) Limited while maintaining its own corporate identity. By adding Northern Elevators' expertise and solid presence in the north of the country, to Lödige’s own strong base in the South, the two companies together expand their nationwide coverage across the UK. The additional specialist staff and offices strengthen the service competence and network for both companies’ customers.
By acquiring Northern Elevator, Lödige Industries is responding to the significant increase of demand for its products in the north of the UK and expands its capabilities for servicing, maintaining and repairing all lift types including passenger lifts. Across the country, the company is seeing high growth in demand for goods lifts as well, driven by the e-commerce, retail and manufacturing sectors. Thanks to an increased countrywide network of engineers and technicians, both companies can maintain close travel distances for service and on-call activities. Northern Elevators benefits from the global expertise and network of Lödige Industries and will be able to offer their customers an enhanced portfolio of market-leading goods lifts, including Lödige’s top-selling ‘Sherpa’ goods lift.
Terry Murtagh, former owner and now advisor at Northern Elevator Limited emphasises the opportunities offered by joining the lift solutions specialist: “Over the last 15 years, Northern Elevator Limited has become an established service provider for lift owners and operators in the north of the UK. Becoming part of the Lödige Industries group of companies, gives us the opportunity to offer a wider portfolio of lift solutions and services to our customers”. Terry adds: “With Lödige Industries, we now have a stronger organisation to support Northern Elevators future growth”.
“I am excited that we are expanding our capabilities as well as our coverage across the United Kingdom together with Northern Elevator”, says Michael Baul, Managing Director UK at Lödige Industries and Northern Elevators adds: “With its entire experienced team of employees, we have gained a successful and established company with extensive expertise across all types of elevators”.