Following an incubation period of about 20 years waiting for the ideal chair lift, in 2018 DeVi-Stairlifts B.V. will launch the "UP" chair lift. In 1996, founder Dennis Vroegindeweij started as product developer for a prominent Dutch stairlift manufacturer. He has now been active for 11 years within DeVi-Comfort B.V., which develops mechatronic products for new, and often revolutionary applications in industry and healthcare. During this period Dennis has never lost his interest in stairlifts and has now come up with a new vision.
The first stairlifts were built around 1930 in America and consisted of a steel rail with a seat attached. Now almost 90 years later, steel is still the most commonly used material for stairlift rails. Unfortunately, these days, the rail is the part of the stairlift that cannot usually be re-used, because all staircases are just that little bit different from each other. Furthermore, the steel rail is an expensive and complex part of the stairlift.
The "UP" stairlift changes all that. The rail is no longer made of steel but of aluminium, which is a light and sustainable material. As opposed to other modular stairlift concepts, where sometimes more than 150 different elements are used, the rail for our "UP" stairlift consists of only 2 parts, straight profiles and our patented curved sections. The patented curved sections can be connected very easily and can therefore form every conceivable curvature. The straight profiles are simply cut to measure and then the necessary curved sections are added to shape the rail into the desired form. Because they are not bent into shape, welded or coated, our rail can be very simply adjusted to form new shapes, which means that our "UP" can be re-located without any manufacturing processes.
Of course it doesn't stop with only an innovative rail. Your "UP" stairlift keeps us informed of its condition via wifi, so that you are guaranteed trouble-free operation and in the unlikely event of a problem you can contact us via the lift's intercom. We will look after you and together find a safe solution.
The times when a right hand outside mirror was an option on your car are long gone. It's the same with our "UP" stairlifts. An automatically rotating seat, so that you are always able to get on and off safely, is fitted as standard. You do not need to bend down either any more to fold-up the footrest, just one push of a button does it.
With its "UP" chair lift, DeVi-Stairlift B.V. is setting new standards in re-usability and comfort.