Gartec proudly announce the New Aritco
9000 Cabin Lift…A platform lift with fully
enclosed lift car
Combining the feel of a passenger lift with the ease of
installation and cost benefits of a platform lift.
The Aritco 9000 Cabin Lift is our first lift to be so closely
aligned to a conventional lift and yet there is no comparison;
working out at around 60% of the cost of a typical passenger lift
> Builders' work reduced at a stroke - no need for a
structural lift shaft
> No deep pit - saving £1,000's on the lift pit construction
> We do the work for you - no need for you to provide a
lifting beam for installation
> All the benefits of a platform lift (75mm pit, 2400mm
headroom) with the added comfort of an enclosed lift car
> Enhanced passenger experience - 'single touch' operation,
normally only seen in a conventional lift car
> Meets platform lift criteria within - Part M, the EC
Machinery Directive and helps your client achieve Equality Act
> 3 days installation time - compared with 2-3 weeks for a
> Reduce your building's carbon footprint and energy
consumption - in use, the energy consumption of the lift is similar
to that of a hair dryer. When idle, it uses virtually no energy at
all. Therefore building energy costs can be reduced
significantly by specifying an Aritco 9000 Cabin lift.
Elevators that have been breaking records around the
Gartec have looked further afield than platform lifts and
created an infographic showing elevators that have broken records
with them being some of the highest, fastest, busiest, or largest
elevators in the world.
We hope you found the record breaking stats interesting, if you
decide to use the image on your site or share it online we'd love
to hear about it, drop us an email to
Gartec scores at Barratt Homes' Hayes Stadium
Barratt Homes selected Gartec to install seven platform lifts at
their major new housing development at Hayes Stadium, West
London. Barratt were constructing a number of low-cost homes
within the 180 residence development, to be managed by Family
Mosaic Housing Association. Seven of these low cost homes
were designated for people with physical disabilities and therefore
wheelchair access was required to the first floor of the
The Prime 4000 lift was specified as it has been designed with
the home environment in mind; its compact footprint fitted well
within the limited space of a domestic setting and the sleek
Scandinavian design complemented the interior décor of the
homes. The Prime 4000 is also simple to maintain and operate,
with push button controls for ease of use.
As the lifts were not specified until close to the handover
deadline, the Gartec team worked to a tight schedule to ensure the
lifts were installed on time and to budget. The Gartec team
wrestled to overcome power supply issues on the building site, but
successfully met the demanding programme, with each lift still only
taking two days each to install.
Kerry Stanton from Gartec commented: "The Prime 4000 lift
was a perfect solution for Barratt Homes. Our knowledge of
this sector meant that the right lifts were specified and installed
promptly. The first residents have now moved in to their new
homes and the lifts have made a huge difference to their everyday
Gartec's comprehensive experience throughout the UK of
installing lifts in the home environment - in both social housing
schemes and private homes - constantly informs the design of their
platform lifts. A new range with enhanced features is due to
be launched in May 2012.
Prime 4000 in the home environment
The Queen officially re-opens the Cutty
The historic ship, the Cutty Sark, was officially opened to the
public by Her Majesty The Queen on 25th April, after the completion
of a £50 million restoration project by the Cutty Sark Trust.
The tea clipper is now elevated so that visitors can see it from
underneath as well as climb aboard, and a new exhibition space has
been created in the dry berth under the ship. Gartec was selected
by Apollo Lifts to assist them in providing the solution for the
lift requirements on this project.
Gartec supplied three Prime 7000 platform lifts for the scheme,
enabling DDA access throughout. One of the lifts is positioned
within the ship itself enabling access to three deck levels; and
the other two are positioned at the bow and the stern, linking the
exhibition space in the dry berth to the lower deck level viewing
platform. Whilst aboard, Her Majesty took a ride in one of the
Gartec's Installation Manager Ian Brewer, who accompanied Her
Majesty and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in the lift
commented, "It was a great privilege to be involved in such an
inspiring project, and a thrill that Gartec should fully meet the
clients expectations. Today was a truly unforgettable day."
Ian was responsible for the installation team who was on hand to
give advice and technical solutions throughout the project, and
reflected, "Part of the satisfaction of this project comes from
overcoming the many challenges posed by a ship of this age with
such low available head height on deck. For example, it was
necessary to design and manufacture a special low height door to
fit between decks, and that required the necessary permissions and
subsequent approval from the notified body DNV, which we pursued,
and were granted."
The flexibility of Gartec's range of platform lifts provides
many opportunities to customise each lift, making it the perfect
choice for facilitating access in any prestigious public space. In
this case Apollo lifts, in discussion with the architect, specified
bespoke glazing panels of nearly 2.5 metres in height and a special
RAL paint colour for the shaft to complement their overall design
Building Contractors McGoff & Byrne Ltd selected Gartec to
install a platform lift into Loreto Grammar School's latest
building project. Extending the building from two stories to
three, allowed the Cheshire-based school to significantly increase
its usable teaching space and the addition of a new platform lift
ensured access for all pupils and staff.
The Prime 7000XT lift was specified with a particular user group
in mind - school children. Thus Gartec recommended features
to suit the environment, a School Locking Facility to lock the lift
to non-keyholders, and anti-tamper buttons designed for robust
usage. From a project design principle, it was also essential
the lift fitted in with the elegant design of the school extension;
to this end Gartec's highly recommended glazed shaft system was
The school wished to utilise as much of the internal building
space as possible, so working with the contractors, architects and
the school, Gartec recommended locating the lift externally,
anchoring it to the new glazed atrium of the school. This threw up
several challenges for the Gartec team to overcome. Firstly,
new fixing points had to be designed to anchor the lift to the
atrium's steel beams. Secondly, to minimise heat loss from
the building, composite insulation panels were installed replacing
some glazed sections covering the lift machinery.
The installation of the platform lift has allowed the school to
maximise its limited space to the full and ensured access for all
potential users, as required by the Equalities Act.
Additionally, the lift's modern Scandinavian design means it
blends seamlessly with the design of the glazed atrium.
The project handover took place in February 2012.
Stuart Moore from building contractor McGoff & Byrne Ltd
"Having successfully worked with Gartec on a number of previous
projects, we knew exactly what to expect. The installation of the
Prime 7000XT at Loreto Grammar School highlighted how good team
work, technical expertise and a well-designed product can all come
together to produce a positive end result and a satisfied
Isn't it sometimes good to give something
That is the view of a few Gartec employees who have taken it
upon themselves to raise money for a local charity - The Florence
The Nuts challenge located in Dorking, Surrey, is an adventure
course originally designed by personnel from the British Special
Forces. As you would expect, it's a formidable course full of
obstacles such as climbing walls, river crossings, tunnels and
swings etc totaling a distance of 7km.
After the first circuit, those feeling brave enough can
attempt the course again - they will be known as the Mixed Nuts,
Complete Nuts can try it 3 times or the Tough Nuts 4 times!! http://www.thenutschallenge.co.uk/
Currently we're unsure how nuts our employees are!
The Florence Nightingale Hospice is located at Stoke
Mandeville, just 2 miles from Gartec's head
office. Family members of a number of Gartec
employees have benefited from the Hospice's first class
specialist palliative care service.
Accessible and free of charge to those with a life-limiting
illness, the hospice care is all about the person being more
than a patient and finding ways to improve quality of life through
symptom control, pain relief, emotional and spiritual support.
Families and close friends are also involved as they are often
central to the well-being of those in our care. The link to the web
site with more details is http://www.fnhospice.org.uk/.
Wishing all our team the best of luck in completing the
Nuts Challenge on the 3rd March 2012
As Home Building and Renovating
Magazine points out clearly in their February 2012 edition (www.homebuilding.co.uk),
single storey living may be the ideal for a lifetime home, but it's
an expensive building form compared to multi-storey homes, and can
require a larger plot.
Access need not be a difficulty in a
multi-storey property, however, if a domestic lift is
The article in Home Building and
Renovating, includes 10 Golden Rules for designing a home for
life, with number 2 of the golden rules - to fit a lift.
The article linked below highlights just how one such
family went about the process, using a Gartec platform
To read the
article click here
For more information on how to
integrate a Gartec platform lift into your home please contact email@example.com
Mezzanine floors and more
HomeStore & More, part of the Home Retail Group whose other
retail formats include Homebase and Argos, opened its first UK
concept store in Aylesbury in 2007. The successful opening
was closely followed by two others in Cambridge and Abingdon, with
Gartec supplying platform lifts to all three of the stores.
The stores, all sited in retail parks, featured a
mezzanine floor to maximise trading space and these needed to be
fully and easily accessible to all customers and to ensure the
company complied with DDA legislation as well as allowing the
carriage of office goods.
The store planners selected Gartec's Prime 7000
FLEXI because of its versatility and reliability. Its
small footprint meant that it took up minimal valuable trading
floor area and was very straightforward to install.
The Gartec team worked flexibly with the other trades
on site and both in and out of trading hours, to ensure
minimal disruption. The installations were complete within two days
and the lifts have functioned consistently ever since.
International outdoor clothing company Patagonia selected Gartec
to install a platform lift into their new flagship Covent Garden
store which opened in September 2011.
The Covent Garden location provided several challenges for
the Gartec team to overcome, including arranging access for the
Hiab vehicle delivery, an inherently tricky basement installation,
and a narrow available space of just 1405mm wide in which to fit
the lift. Despite the challenges, Gartec was able to meet
Patagonia's tight shop-fitting schedule, fitting a Prime 7000
platform lift, specified with the best footprint to make good use
of the available space.
Patagonia worked with the Gartec design team to customise the
Prime 7000 platform lift to complement the store
concept. Glazing and a minimalist white frame, coupled
with over-cladding designed by the retailer, ensured the lift tied
in seamlessly with the design ethos of the central London
The installation of the platform lift has meant that the trading
area of the store has been maximised to its fullest potential; now
fully accessible to all shoppers; the basement area is no
longer costly wasted space. The lift also ensures Patagonia meets
the required legislation
Dean Robinson, from Gartec Ltd commented:
"This was indeed a challenging environment for an installation,
however, we believe we obtained a very rewarding result. Design
being of utmost importance to this client, they were impressed that
we could tick all the boxes of style and functionality, yet could
install the lift and allow them to be open for business on
A Gartec platform lift has been chosen to be an integral part of
a new extension and refurbishment to the Coca Cola can
manufacturing plant in Sidcup, Kent.
The lift installation, completed in four days, saw the Prime
7000 Platform lift located in an external environment, enabling
access to the top landing of the building without compromising the
internal footprint of the building. The Prime 7000 was
customised with a glazed shaft to provide an open, pleasant
environment for the passengers to cover the unusually high
10.5metre high ride, which the Prime 7000 covers with ease.
In addition, the Gartec lift has ensured that Coca Cola meets
the guidelines laid out within the Equality Act, giving easy access
around the plant to all Coca Cola employees and visitors.
Paul Britton of Interaction said
"Gartec's project management team ensured the lift was
delivered, installed and commissioned successfully and on
schedule. We are looking forward to more hassle-free
lift installations with Gartec in the future."
Crispin Satchell, Gartec's Sales Manager commented
"Our Prime 7000 platform lift really came into its own on this
project. It was customised to fit the client's requirements
and is a reliable, cost-effective and easy to fit solution to
ensure they meet DDA legislation and make their premises fully
Gartec is very pleased to announce the appointment of Peter
Claringbold as the company's new Trade Sales Executive.
With 10 years of lift industry experience, Peter is a valued
addition to our organisation, tasked with creating even greater
ties with our trade partner companies.
Gartec have now launched two new lifts to
add to the Prime Series - The Mini 7000 & the Micro
The MINI 7000, a new smaller platform size for
the 7000- series. The platform measures 900x1040 mm and can travel
250 to 13000 mm. It is the smallest platform size of the 7000
series which makes it suitable for the home market.
Large glass door, double glass door, half height door with glass
and fireproof doors (EI60) of 800 mm width are available for both
900 mm and the 1040 mm sides.
It has a maximum load of 250 kg / 2 persons. We can offer a
power supply of 400V 3-phase or 230 V 1 phase.
The MICRO 4000 is a new smaller platform size
for the Prime 4000 series. The platform measures only 580x805 mm
and can travel 250 to 13000 mm. It is the smallest platform
lift on the market and is suitable for installations in limited
Large glass door and double hinged glass door with 800 mm width
are available for the new platform size.
It has a maximum load of 250 kg / 2 persons. Power supply: 230 V
Would you like to work for Gartec?
We are looking for a Trade Salesperson to maintain
and establish business relationships with lift companies in the
UK. Further details can be found in the Gartec career section
of the website and if you think this role would suit you, please
contact our sales manager, Crispin Satchell.
Due to further development on our Platform Lifts, Gartec are
proud to announce the arrival of Centre Opening Doors which are now
available on our Prime 7000 and Prime 4000 lifts.
Provided with automatic openers as standard, this stylish
new door design reduces the impact of the doors onto the
If you require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01296
Gartec is pleased to announce as from the 1st May
2011 the inclusion of Internal Door Closers as
Giving a much improved look to the doors, concealing the
closer has long been an option with Gartec, however our philosophy
of continuous improvement means we now include these as
We hope you enjoy the benefit!
Ashville Surgery in Parsons Green, London needed to comply with
the Equality Act 2010. Patients with limited mobility were unable
to access the first floor of the Georgian two storey building, so
Patrick Lewis Architects Ltd selected Gartec to retrofit the Prime
7000 platform lift into the surgery's premises.
The Prime 7000 was chosen as it is the ideal lifting platform
for public and commercial buildings, teaming practicality with
reliability and classic Scandinavian design. As the Prime 7000
finish can be customised to suit any environment, the architects
specified glass walls to complement the surgery's open reception
The Gartec team worked very closely with the structural
engineers, architects and builder to overcome the difficulties
thrown up by a building nearly two hundred years old. Despite the
installation being complex, the lift was installed within three
days and on budget.
Patrick Lewis Architects Ltd commented: "This was a
complicated project but the Gartec team worked proficiently and
professionally with all parties involved to achieve an outstanding
result. The surgery is now DDA compliant and patients with mobility
difficulties can now reach all public areas."
Gartec is very pleased to announce Gillian Rudert is the
company's new Internal Sales Administrator.
Usually the first person to speak to when clients call
in, we are sure you will find Gillian exceedingly efficient
and most helpfull.
giving away 10 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to celebrate the
launch of our new website. For a chance to win one,
click the Prize Draw Button on the homepage and answer the
We hope you
enjoy visiting our new website - good luck!
Designed to make specifying your lift easier, our ready made NBS
specification allows you to include the platform lift details more
Whether the Prime Series platform lift is intended for
domestic or commercial environments, a suitable NBS
specification can be downloaded from the product pages.
For projects requiring the quickest possible turnaround, you can
count on Gartec to perform. Delivery and installation is achievable
in as little as 4 weeks from placing your order.
Gartec lifts now have 'single touch' call stations from landings
- all part of the new EC Machinery Directive.
Gartec provides 3 platform lifts for the prestigious Ryder Cup
event. Order to installation in just 17 days.
EN81-41 Platform Lift European Standard: Gartec is the
first platform lift company to announce full compliance.
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