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Elevator Modernization

Over-time equipment becomes out-of-date and needs an upgrade. 
To determine whether elevators or escalators require an upgrade or modernization, we ask the following questions:

  1. Does your elevator or escalator equipment break down frequently?
  2. Has the County Inspector identified that the equipment is not up to code?
  3. Do you get complaints about old décor, or are you looking to update your décor?
  4. Are you interested in “Going Green”?
  5. Do you need an economic solution to the long-term use of your equipment?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then your elevator modernization is the answer to your problems and we are the people you need to turn to. Volkslift East Africa offers the following Service Difference in comparison to other lift companies:

  • We provide a wide variety of choices in technology and decor. This allows the customers to have a choice in their elevator purchases.
  • More so, Incorporation of Eco-sensitive finishing material options to meet “Green” or “LEED” requirements. LEED means (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  • Lastly, installation of systems that are developed with the latest computer and micro processing technology.

No matter what your vertical mobility needs are, we can accommodate your business needs. For elevator lifts and escalators orders and inquiries, send us an email on or call us today on 0716757222

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Elevator safety means everything to us. In our plants, at job sites and through promoting safety in the community, we work hard to ensure that every passenger’s trip is safe and smooth. You can help by following these safety tips every time you ride.

Elevator safety tips

When approaching elevators, follow these guidelines.

  • Know your destination. Push the elevator call button once for the direction you want to go.
  • Look or listen for the signal announcing your car’s arrival.
  • Stand aside for exiting passengers. Wait for the next car if the arriving elevator is full.
  • Don’t try to stop closing doors with anything, including hands, feet, canes, etc. Wait for the next elevator.
  • Take the stairs if there is a fire or other situation that could lead to a disruption in electrical service.

When entering and exiting elevators, follow these guidelines.

  • Enter and exit carefully. Passengers nearest the doors should move first.
  • Once on board, quickly press the button for your floor, and move to the back of the car to make room for other passengers.
  • Hold children and pets firmly.
  • Stand clear of the doors, keeping clothes and carry-ons away from the opening.
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you.

When riding on elevators, follow these guidelines.

  • Stand back from the doors.
  • Hold the handrail, if available.
  • Pay attention to the floor indicators and be prepared to exit at your destination.
  • If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the DOOR OPEN button. If the doors still don’t open, ring the ALARM button and/or use the telephone or intercom. Wait until qualified people can assist you.

Protect yourself if the elevator should stop between floors.

  • Push or pull the ALARM button to call for assistance.
  • Phone for help, if a phone is available. An intercom or hands-free phone may be available. Follow the instructions for their use.
  • Do not force open the elevator doors. Do not attempt to leave the elevator.
  • Be patient—help is on the way. You are safe and there is plenty of air. So relax and wait for help.
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Making Cities Better Places to Live

On 17th to 20th October, 2017 VOLKSLIFT participated in the Inter lift Exhibition. This was held at Messe Augsburg, Germany.

Most of the inter lift exhibitors are smaller or medium-sized manufacturers of lift component.The exhibitors are highly specialized and often active on a worldwide scale. Most of the inter lift exhibitors are smaller or medium-sized manufacturers of lift component.They offered better options for cities to grow through the following:

  1. Lift systems and prefabricated components.
  2. Escalators and moving walkways.
  3. Parking systems, transmission units, steering and controlling systems, surveillance and safety systems.
  4. Cabins, doors, cables, operating and display elements, hydraulics and accessories.
  • In addition to this, international associations and media of the lift branch will also be presenting themselves.

Volkslift showcased its variable product range including:

  • Home,Passenger, Observation Lifts, Service Lifts, Cargo / Goods Lifts.
  • Dumbwaiters Lifts, Escalators and MPS.( Mechanized Parking Systems.)


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