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About us

Acorn Stairlifts is an international, family owned company, employing over 1200 employees worldwide. The core business is the manufacture and sale of stairlifts.

The South African office for Acorn Stairlifts is located in Montague Gardens, Cape Town. Acorn Stairlift’s also has offices in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy & Germany.

Making Acorn one of the world's best selling stairlifts!

Our history

Acorn Stairlifts was formed in 1992 and the business started by buying, reconditioning and reselling stairlifts, as well as buying in new lifts from other manufacturers.

Within a very short space of time, demand outstripped supply and other supply options had to be taken to maintain our commitment to exceptional customer service.

Supplying direct

The obvious choice was to begin design and manufacture of Acorn's own stairlift. The Acorn Superglide Stairlift was born, soon to become a market leader, and to this day remains at the forefront of stairlift technology.

The new lift was designed to be simple, easy to install and maintain, taking away many of the difficulties we had experienced with selling other stairlifts.

With the acquisition of the manufacturing facilities for the motor & gearbox, Acorn can be confident as they have complete control over the quality on the most important moving part of our stairlifts.

Stairlift survey and installations

Our stairlifts benefit from contemporary design and the very latest innovations in manufacturing. Acorn was the first manufacturer of stairlifts that powered their stairlifts with the use of DC batteries.

The advantages of smooth power delivery and the ability to operate during a power outage have made the DC battery a standard in today's stairlifts.

Acorn is the now one of the largest supplier of stairlifts direct to the customer. Acorn currently manufactures in excess of 50,000 new stairlifts every year and has hundreds of thousands of customers globally. To find out more and about Acorn Stairlifts, please contact us.

All our stairlift models are awarded with the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation.

The only range of stairlifts to be awarded the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

FastTrack® stairlift install system means reduced stairlift install times.

The FastTrack® system is a simple, fast way to have a stairlift installed.

An Acorn stairlift is installed every 10 minutes throughout the world.

One of our stairlifts is installed around the world every 10 mins.