Kalea Lifts is based in Gothenburg

About Kalea

The story of Kalea Lifts began in Sweden, more than a century ago. Today, we are one of the oldest lift brands in the world and we are stronger than ever.

Who We Are

Kalea was founded more than 120 years ago and we have been in the lift business since the 1920s. Our vision is Elevating Everyday Life and we provide lift solutions that are designed to make a positive difference in people’s lives through enhanced comfort and beautiful design. Our brand values, caring, competent, and convenient help us achieve this goal every day.

Kalea Lifts brand values
Kalea Lifts brand values
Kalea Lifts brand values


We believe that caring about each other, our customers, and the environment, will ensure the long-term sustainability of our business and inspire us to do better every day.


Thanks to our unique experience and expertise we offer you competent services. The longevity of our brand allows us to learn from our past, while always looking to the future.


We want to make your life more convenient by providing you with the best lift solution for your needs and offering you the great customer experience that you deserve.

Our History

The story of Kalea Lifts began in 1898 in Gothenburg, when engineer Knut Anders Larsson founded a small electrical company with a name based on his initials; Knut Anders Larssons Elektriska Aktiebolag, KALEA.

Back then, Kalea was a company providing electric installation and lifting devices to the Gothenburg harbor and various industrial companies, but started importing and selling lifts in 1921.

In the 1930’s Kalea started to manufacture customised traction lifts and soon became one of the major lift manufacturers in Sweden, also exporting lifts to neighbouring Scandinavian countries.

Kalea continued to make customised traction lifts into the 1990’s, when company activities shifted towards platform lifts and accessibility solutions. In 2008, Kalea Lifts became part of Cibes Lift Group, a world-leading manufacturer of space-saving, ready-made platform and cabin lifts.

This is Kalea today

Today Kalea has offices in Gothenburg and Stockholm in Sweden, as well as several showrooms across South East Asia and a worldwide network of distributing partners. Our lifts are designed and manufactured in the Cibes Lift Group facilities in Gävle, in the North of Sweden.

Kalea is one of the oldest still existing lift brands in the world and more than 120 years after the company was founded, our brand is stronger than ever!


  • High-quality lifts manufactured in Sweden
  • Fast delivery and installation
  • Strong local customer support
Old lift by Kalea Lifts

What We Offer

We provide space-saving, modular lift solutions which are designed and manufactured in our factory in Sweden. Our ready-made lifts save you a lot of time and money, compared to conventional lifts, because they are much faster and easier to install and require only minor building adaptations. Our global network of certified dealers and distributors offer you advice and support from the very first stages of your project all the way through to installation and lift maintenance. To learn more about the different steps to follow when buying lift, please visit our blog.

CE Marked

Our lifts are allowed to carry the CE mark and are type certified by the notified body Liftinstituut B.V.

Made in Sweden

Kalea is a Swedish company, founded in 1898 and our lift solutions are still manufactured in Sweden.

Safety Compliant

Our lifts are safe and easy to use and fulfill the requirements of relevant, applicable European safety standards.

Sustainability is a Natural Part of our Business

We want to take responsibility for the impact that our products and services have on the planet. That is why we have integrated sustainability into the way we do business. Our sustainability strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement and is a fully integrated and natural part of our business. To learn more about Kalea Lifts and sustainability, visit our sustainability page.

This is Kalea


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