Unique expertise in elevator interior design
All sales are made via established elevator contractors. Planning is done in collaboration with the client, architect, consultant and elevator contractor.
We always look for the lift solution that is best for you
Package solutions or special solutions for lift baskets
Ready-made, fast and cost-effective replacement packages for standard lifts or careful craftsmanship renovation of beautiful turn-of-the-century elevators – we have the solutions and expertise in both cases.
Tens of thousands lifts in Sweden will need to be adapted in the next few years to comply with regulations from the Swedish Work Environment Authority and the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning. The biggest change is the requirement for the door in elevator baskets. If changes are made to the control system, machinery or basket interior, the basket door must be installed at the same time (according to the so-called H10 rules).
Basket change is usually best
If you are facing a renovation or modernization you should talk to your elevator contractor about a complete basket change to a lightweight basket. Basket replacement is usually the most economical and convenient solution. You avoid additional costs for rebalancing and replacing mechanical equipment. At the same time, downtime is minimized and the elevator basket is brand new with all modern environmental and energy saving functions integrated for the benefit of the property owner.
We have created solutions with lightweight baskets, with wood or steel frame, which in most cases make it possible to quickly and smoothly replace the entire elevator basket with the basket door without increasing the total weight. This way, expensive changes in other technical components are avoided. For some renovation projects, it may be enough to replace wall, ceiling and floor coverings and possibly lighting as well as some accessories to get a lift basket that is perceived as brand new and that complies to all safety rules.
Lean Production and common sense
We always try to help you keep as much of your existing technical equipment such as guide rails and support frame. This minimizes the environmental impact of the project as well as the total cost.
We prefabricate our deliveries as much as it’s economically justified. This saves time and costs during site assembly.
Whatever solution you choose, you will be proud of the results for many, many years. Talk to your elevator contractor for more information on the best solution for your particular lift facility.
Talk elevator with us early in the process
Close cooperation ensures the best results
Planning is done through close cooperation with elevator contractors, clients, architects and consultants in order to create the most aesthetic as well as the most beneficial financial solution.
The choice of material and construction is governed by the clients demands and technical prerequisites.
By emphazising the importance of the lift baskets appearance at an early stage, clients, architects and consultants can achieve the best solutions. We at Åhmans, are often involved in projects that have not yet been procured through consultants.
In addition, planning of the elevator baskets design is facilitated by the information found on Åhmans website. Everything from customer cases to specific components.
We make elevator baskets for all types of elevators
Technology and creativity in cooperation
A high grade of prefabrication saves time and costs during site assembly. To ensure all constructional interfaces as well as a rational production process our technicians make the required technical adjustments on the basket doors, support frame and push buttons.
Of course our processors have access to the latest technical resources and the best software.
Rational production makes us competitive
Lean Production and craftmanship
We are about 35 employees in our production facility in Åhus. We have a modern and rational production where the latest technology is combined with many years of craftsmanship. Here you’ll find our own design and construction department, carpentry, paint shop and a department for advanced metalworking.
Our production is characterized by the Lean Production philosophy which means that we are continously developing our methods in order to minimize costs and to ensure quality and delivery reliability.
We also have a very rational flow for quotations, orders, production, delivery planning and delivery notification. We see information and clear documentation as an important part of the production flow.
We make it easier for you
As a specialist in elevator baskets we work together with your elevator contrator to ensure that you get the economically best solution with a stylish energy-efficient elevator basket that meets your requirements and wishes. Of course, you should feel confident that rules from different authorities are being followed. We also offer a whole range of design proposals for packaged solutions to choose from or be inspired by and a huge image bank with many of the Sweden’s most beautiful lift baskets.
Basket replacement is usually best
If you are facing a refurbishment or modernization of an existing elevator facility, talk to your elevator contractor about a complete basket change to a lightweight basket. Basket replacement is usually the most economical and smoothest solution. You avoid additional costs for rebalancing and replacing mechanical equipment. At the same time, downtime is minimized and the elevator basket is completely re-manufactured with all modern environmental and energy saving functions integrated for the benefit of the property owner.
More than 150 years of experience
Åhmans i Åhus is a family-owned company founded in 1860. We have been producing elevator baskets since 1920 and are Scandinavia’s leading independent manufacturer and renovator of elevator baskets and elevator fittings.
Sales and support
We love talking elevator and lift basket! We have divided sales responsibility geographically as below. Of course we are flexible and help each other across borders so you do not get the "right person" just contact another one of us. We are the ones to talk to: