To ensure you are selecting a quality lift company that can support you through the sales process then the full life of your lift with parts and service it is a good idea to consider the following:
- Is the company based in your city or at least have an established office?
- Does the company have a specialized maintenance department? Ask to speak to the service manager.
- Does the company stock a full range of spare parts?
- Where does the company source its equipment? Is it from a recognized quality supplier from Europe or similar. If the equipment is German or Swiss you are off to a good start.
- Does the company install using Australian qualified lift installer and electricians?
- Does the company install according to a recognized lift code and AS3000?
- Does the company have its installations checked by someone not associated with the installation to check workmanship?
- How long has the company been in business? A minimum of 5 years usually sorts out the fly-by-nights
- Can the company supply referees ?
- If the company does not have a quality show room so you can see the quality of their gear be wary as there are many small companies that have gone broke over the years.
The above is only a short list but it should help you to avoid the main traps when selecting a lift supplier!
Published: December 8, 2015