7 Good Reasons to Buy a Lift from Kalea LiftsPublished on 2022-08-18
Kalea Lifts is a Swedish lift brand specialised in screw-driven platform and cabin lifts with a worldwide network of experienced and qualified lift dealers. There are many good reasons to buy a lift from Kalea Lifts and below we list a few examples.
Good Reasons to Buy a Lift from Kalea Lifts
#1. A century of experience & lift innovation – Kalea is one of the world’s oldest lift brands and stays at the forefront of lift innovation.
#2. Wide range of lift models and sizes – Discover our impressive product portfolio and wide range of lift sizes suitable for all applications.
#3. Space-saving lifts – Kalea lift solutions are very compact and up to 70% of the total footprint of the lift is dedicated to passenger space.
#4. Fast delivery, easy installation – Our lift solutions are delivered in ready-made elements to speed up manufacturing and installation.
#5. Documented sustainability – Kalea has documentation to prove that our company group works actively with sustainability.
#6. Energy-efficient EcoSilent drive system – Kalea EcoSilent makes our platform lifts more energy-efficient and allows them to carry Energy Label A.
#7. Low operating costs – Thanks to our robust and reliable drive system and energy-efficient standby time, our lifts have low operating costs.
Why You Should Buy a Lift from Kalea Lifts
We know that many people ask themselves questions like “What is the best lift brand?”, “What is the best elevator manufacturer?” or “What is the most popular lift?”. That is perfectly understandable, given that buying a lift is a big investment and, for that reason, it is important that you feel confident that you have chosen the right lift manufacturer.
However, we know that whatever arguments or customer reviews we try to put forward about how good we are compared to our competitors, you will still make up your own mind, and that is exactly the way it should be. What is the best or most popular lift in the eyes of others only matters if you feel that it is the best lift solution for you.
Below we present 7 good reasons to buy a lift from Kalea to help you decide whether our lifts are the best choice for you or not.
#1. A Century of Experience & Lift Innovation
Kalea was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1898 and has been a lift company since 1921. In fact, Kalea is one of the world’s oldest lift brands still in existence. It goes without saying that our longevity gives us a lot of experience and that a brand that survives for more than 100 years must have done something right.
Since 2008, Kalea Lifts is a member of the Cibes Lift Group, a world-leading lift manufacturer of screw-driven platform and cabin lifts, exporting lifts to more than 70 countries. Being a member of a financially strong company group makes it possible for Kalea to continue to provide customers across the world with innovative lift solutions of great quality and to stay at the forefront of the technical development within our field.
To learn more about Kalea Lifts and our history, please visit About Kalea Lifts.
View from the harbour of Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden, where Kalea was founded.
#2. Wide Range of Lift Models and Sizes
Another excellent reason to choose a lift by Kalea is our wide range of high-quality platform lift and cabin lift models for public, commercial, and residential applications. With a rated load from 300 kg to 1000 kg, our offering of passenger elevators and goods elevators will cater to the needs and requirements of most projects.
Our largest platform lift model exists in sizes that are big enough to take goods pallets or even hospital beds, while our smallest lift model comes in a platform size that can be installed on just 1m2 of floor space. According to European accessibility standards, a minimum platform size of 900 x 1400 mm (w x d) and a minimum cabin size of 1100 x 1400 x 2000 mm (w x d x h) are recommended for wheelchairs in public spaces. All lift models combined, Kalea Lifts offers you no less than 7 platform lift sizes and 2 cabin lift sizes that meet those accessibility standards.
In total, we can provide you with 20 platform lift sizes and 6 cabin lift sizes, as well as a wide range of different design and accessibility options. This makes it possible for you to find a Kalea lift that matches the requirements of almost any project.
Kalea Lifts offers a wide range of different lift models and sizes.
#3. Space-saving Lifts
Another reason why Kalea lifts are so popular is their space efficiency. Did you know that up to 70% of the footprint of our platform lifts is dedicated to passenger space? That is a figure which is pretty hard to beat, and which is only achievable thanks to our super compact drive system.
Compared to conventional lifts, our lift solutions require very few building alterations to be installed. Most Kalea platform lifts can be installed directly on the floor, without a lift pit, and our cabin lifts need a pit of only 100 mm. Not to mention that all our lifts are machine room less (the machinery is integrated with the lift shaft) and require no top machinery. In fact, our platform lifts only need a headroom on the top floor (floor to ceiling height) of 2300-2350 mm, while our cabin lifts require just 2500 mm. Given how easy it is to integrate our lifts with existing buildings, Kalea lift solutions are also a great choice for historical buildings.
Example of a space-efficient cabin lift by Kalea in a stylish living room.
#4. Fast Delivery, Easy Installation
Why wait a long time to get your lift when you do not have to? All Kalea lift solutions are delivered in standardised, ready-made elements to speed up delivery and installation time. This makes it possible for a Kalea platform lift to be manufactured in 3-4 weeks and a cabin lift in just 6-8 weeks, depending on your design options and lift model. And, once your lift is delivered, the installation of a 2-stop platform lift can be finished in as little as 2-3 days and a cabin lift in just 3-4 days.
This can be compared to conventional passenger lifts that often take many months to manufacture and several weeks to install.
All-inclusive and customisable ready-made lift concept.
#5. Documented Sustainability
These days, everyone wants to be sustainable, and the lift and elevator industry is no exception. While several competitors within our niche claim to be sustainable, few have the documentation to prove that they work actively with sustainability.
The owner of the Kalea brand, the Cibes Lift Group, publishes a yearly Sustainability Report that covers all brands and entities of the company group. In addition, several Kalea products are listed in the database for building products that can be used in Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Buildings, and for our most popular lift model, the Kalea A4 Primo, we can provide you with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which opens the door to many green building projects.
To learn more, please visit the Kalea sustainability page.
Platform lift Kalea A4 Primo has an Environmental Product Declaration.
#6. Energy-efficient EcoSilent Drive System
Today, energy-efficiency is top priority for most people, both for environmental and financial reasons. The Kalea EcoSilent drive system makes our lifts up to 45% more energy-efficient and allows them to carry Energy Label A. The EcoSilent drive system is included as a standard feature on the Kalea Kosmos product series and is available as an option for our other 300-500 kg platform lift models.
Furthermore, a lift equipped with EcoSilent is extremely quiet, which makes it a great choice for private homes, or public and commercial areas where silence and serenity are key. To learn more about the EcoSilent drive system, click here.
Platform lift Kalea Kosmos is equipped with Kalea EcoSilent as standard.
#7. Low Operating Costs
Last but not least, one of the many good reasons to buy a lift from Kalea Lifts is the low operating costs. Machinery Directive Lifts like ours travel at a lower speed than conventional lifts and are not designed for high-frequency use, like in a busy hotel or shopping mall where the lift needs to run every minute. This means that our lifts are on standby quite often, and in standby mode, all our platform lifts designed for passenger transport have Energy Class A also with our standard drive system.
In addition, the simple and robust screw-driven system of Kalea Lifts requires maintenance less frequently than traction, hydraulic or belt-driven lifts, for example. To ensure that the screw is well oiled at all times, all Kalea lift models come with an automated lubrification system as standard. In fact, in many cases, your Kalea lift will only need to be serviced 1-2 times per year.
Robust and reliable drive system with screw and nut.
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