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New Managing Director

David Allen replaced Peter Morrey as Managing Director who then became Chairman

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Harmony FE Introduced

Fully-enclosed version of the Harmony range, the Harmony FE (HFE) is introduced

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Melody 3 Launches

Redesign of Melody 2, named Melody 3 introduced with improved styling

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Launch of our Lifestyle lift

Compact fully-enclosed two person domestic lift, the Lifestyle, launched, initially exclusively for Stannah

Launch of our Lifestyle lift 2012
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TSL 1100 Produced

Special heavy duty step lift, TSL 1100 produced for the Australian market

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Hydraulic version of the screw drive Melody 2 lifting platform introduced to permit greater carrying capacity and travel to three metres

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Innovation Awards

A portable version of the Steplift was introduced and this won an innovation award at REHA in 2003 and Best Disability Product award at Interbuild in 2004

Innovation Awards 2003
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Melody 1 Introduced

Impending legislation prompted a redesign of the airbag operated Terry Steplift to incorporate a hydraulic drive system.

Modular design facilitated the production of several models including the Melody 1, and this system remains the cornerstone of all the Company’s lifts up to one metre travel.

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Expansion necessitated a move to Longridge Trading Estate close by, where the Company remains today

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Melody 2 Launches

A two metre travel open platform lift was developed and launched as the Melody 2

Melody 2 Launches 1989
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Industry-First - Launch of the Harmony

The first domestic through-floor direct acting hydraulic lift, the Harmony, launched

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IBM Contract

The Company was awarded a contract by IBM to build 35 special lifting workstations for production line computer assembly

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The Company outgrew its premises in the centre of Knutsford and bought new premises on the local trading estate

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Contract Win

Contract won from Kongsberg Vapenfabrik of Norway to design and build handling/maintenance equipment for their range of gas turbine units

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Design Council Award

Design Council Award for medical equipment gained for the design and development of the Terry Personal Lift

Design Council Award 1975
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Peter Morrey joins as General Manager

Current owner and company Chairman, Peter Morrey joins the company as general manager.  Cheshire Life featured the business in February 1977, detailing Peter’s drive for change, and charting the company’s rising success.

Peter Morrey joins as General Manager 1972
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Rolls Royce Contract Win

Contract awarded by Rolls Royce to design and build manipulators to allow the RB211 engines in the Lockheed Tristar to be built and stripped ‘on the wing’

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Product Innovation

First counterbalanced stairlift installed which led to the development of the Terry Personal hand operated through-floor lift

Product Innovation 1968
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The workshop relocated to the centre of Knutsford

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Eric Terry set up a small engineering shop in Bucklow Hill, Knutsford to carry out subcontract engineering work for companies in the Manchester area


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and safety standards

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& Escalator Industry Association)

Proudly Designed and
Manufactured in Britain

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