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Author: Olesea Mihalas

The Vimec S11 Plus platform lift at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Model: platform lift S11 Plus

Height: 1300 mm

Type of building: Public building 

Country: Vietnam

Introduction: This case study showcases the seamless integration of a Vimec vertical platform lift S11 Plus, overcoming a 1300 mm height difference outdoors, to enhance accessibility for all guests. The elegant design, featuring the elegant RAL 7040 color, characteristic of Vimec, and aluminum gates, adds a touch of modern sophistication to the hotel’s ambiance. This successful project was achieved through the collaborative efforts of Vimec Srl and a trusted local partner.

The Challenge: Recognizing the importance of accessibility, the hotel establishment in Ho Chi Minh City aimed to provide easy mobility for all guests, including those with mobility challenges. The outdoor setting presented a unique challenge with a significant 1300 mm height differential, requiring a solution that prioritized both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

The Solution: With the invaluable support and guidance of our trusted local partner, we were able to make the inspiring decision of selecting the S11 plus platform. This vertical platform lift was engineered to seamlessly bridge the 1300 mm height difference, allowing guests to move between levels effortlessly. With its timeless RAL 7040 color and sleek aluminum gates, the lift not only ensures accessibility but also enhances the visual appeal of the surroundings.

Here is how the S11 Plus platform lifts perfectly fit into this architectural environment.

The Result: Guests with mobility challenges now enjoy unrestricted access to all areas of the hotel, thanks to the seamless integration of this small lift. The sophisticated design, coupled with the captivating RAL 7040 color, reflects Vimec’s commitment to both form and function.

The successful collaboration between Vimec Srl and its local partner underscores the importance of strategic partnerships in achieving accessibility goals. This case study exemplifies Vimec Srl’s expertise in delivering innovative mobility solutions, emphasizing functionality, style, and safety. As an inspiration to other establishments, this project encourages a focus on inclusivity and collaboration with trusted mobility solution providers.


Vimec’s ‘360° SustainAbility’ project, which was launched in 2020, and the support of a dedicated team, will highlight the activities and results of its sustainable development path, which includes reducing emissions, ethical behavior, as well as the social and economic impacts to employees, customers and stakeholders.

Achieving ISO 14001 certification ensures that Vimec’s products and services are of high quality, and the company pays attention to the health and safety of its employees.

By publishing the Sustainability Report each year, we confirm our commitment and make our commitments and progress visible.

Successful Installation of the new platform stairlift V6s to overcome 3 flights in a public building  

Model: platform stairlift V6s 

Flights: 3 

Type of building: Public building 

Country: UK 

Throughout this case study, Vimec’s partners demonstrate their capability to identify the best solution for each customer, as well as Vimec’s expertise in delivering highly customized and efficient mobility solutions.

The Challenge

The hospital faced an accessibility challenge on its premises, with patients, visitors, and medical personnel needing to overcome 3 flights of stairs to move seamlessly between different levels. They got in touch with our local partner who visited the site to understand the needs and advise on the right solution. The challenge for Vimec was to design and produce a platform stairlift that complies with the hospital’s safety regulations, meets the specific requirements of the three flights, and provides convenient transportation for individuals with mobility limitations.

 The Solution

Understanding the hospital’s unique requirements, Vimec designed and produced the new platform stairlift  V6s specifically tailored to overcome the 3 flights of stairs. The platform stairlift is equipped with advanced safety features to ensure the highest level of security during transportation.

The anthracite grey body of the stairlift with platform, which was recommended by our partner, provided a stylish appearance.  Our local partner, who meticulously planned and executed the installation process, worked closely with the hospital staff to minimize any disruptions to the hospital’s operations.

The Result

Following the installation, the platform stairlift inside the hospital proved to be a game-changer for accessibility.

The V6s platform stairlift’s anthracite grey body not only contributed to the hospital’s modern and sophisticated look but also proved extremely durable. The advanced safety features ensured the utmost protection for individuals during transportation, exceeding the hospital’s safety regulations.

Innovative platform stairlift steals the show at Vimec headquarters

We are thrilled to have recently hosted our partners, Vivid Lifts and Higher Elevation, at our Vimec headquarters for a training and update course on our latest products. It was an exciting opportunity to collaborate and share our knowledge and expertise with some of the industry’s leading professionals.

During the visit, our partners had the chance to learn about the innovative features of our products, including the new V6s platform stairlift. This cutting-edge technology is designed to provide enhanced accessibility and comfort for users, with a focus on safety and ease of use. We were delighted to see the positive response that our partners had to this new product and we are confident that it will be a game-changer in the industry.

We also took the opportunity to provide our partners with updates on our existing product lines and to discuss our company’s vision and values. We believe that collaboration and communication are key to success, and we were pleased to have the chance to connect with our partners and receive their feedback and insights.

If you would like to learn more about our products and services, please visit this page.

The first V6s inclined platform lift installation in the UK 

A1 Access, one of our key strategic partners in the UK, specializing in the installation of accessibility equipment, has successfully completed the very first V6s inclined platform lift installation in the UK. 

The V6s inclined platform lift is a state-of-the-art accessibility solution designed to provide safe and easy access to areas that are difficult to reach, such as staircases and elevated platforms. The lift is equipped with advanced safety features, including an emergency stop button and a safety belt, to ensure the safety of users at all times.

A1 Access is proud to have completed the first V6s installation in the UK, and to have worked closely with Vimec UK to ensure a successful installation. The experienced technicians used by A1 Access received comprehensive training on the V6s product, which enabled them to carry out the installation with confidence and efficiency.

The successful installation of the V6s inclined platform lift in the UK demonstrates A1 Access’ commitment to providing innovative and reliable accessibility solutions to its customers. The company is confident that the V6s lift will prove to be a popular choice among its clients, and looks forward to installing more of these lifts in the future.

Home elevator EcoVimec with masonry shaft

The Home Lift installed in this private house is an EcoVimec Home lift, which has been chosen to increase comfort and add value to the property. 

The owner chose EcoVimec home lift because it’s electric and environmentally friendly (it has reduced energy consumption and doesn’t use hydraulic oil).

The EcoVimec Home lift has been designed to fit within a masonry shaft, offering a compact and space-saving solution to access multiple floors of the house. The cabin has been designed to be as discreet as possible, with a low profile and modern appearance that complements the property perfectly.

Thanks to its advanced drive system, the lift runs smoothly and quietly. Additionally, emergency stop buttons and safety sensors are included. A door-closing mechanism ensures that doors are closed safely after every use.

The electrical home lift EcoVimec is available in a wide range of models and designs and doesn’t require a machine room, which makes it suitable for homes of all kinds. It can be installed in various types of buildings, including residential complexes, apartment buildings, and shopping malls.

Training for Direct Lift services and The lift Guys  

We are  proud to announce that in conjunction with our strategic partner A1 Access Lift for the new V6S inclined platform lifts, we have successfully completed our technical training course on inclined platform lifts for Direct Lift Services and The Lift Guys.

The certification course was conducted by our technical support team, who provided instruction on the installation of our inclined lifts. They covered topics like electrical and mechanical systems, safety considerations, and general platform lift maintenance advice. The training course gave Direct Lift Services and The Lift Guys the skills needed to install our inclined lifts safely and correctly, ensuring that they will provide excellent service for their customers.

This further increases the range of our products that they are certified to work on. We are confident that Direct Lift Services and The Lift Guys will provide excellent service and installation of our inclined lifts.

Direct Lift Services and The Lift Guys are both well-established businesses in UK. They have a proven track record of providing high quality service and installation on all kinds of lifts.

Both companies are equipped with latest tools and equipment that allows them to install new lifts quickly and efficiently.  

We look forward to working with Direct Lift Services and The Lift Guys on future projects.

Aftersales Support for Vimec’s Partner: Quality and Reliability 

When it comes to choosing a partner for home mobility solutions, aftersales support is a critical aspect that cannot be overlooked. It is Vimec’s priority to provide its partners and customers with excellent aftersales support for home lifts, platform stairlifts or platform lifts

We integrate after-sales support into our company’s core values as a service and a strategic initiative. We are committed to providing our partners with reliable and efficient support so they can deliver the best possible experience to their customers. 

All partners, no matter their size or location, receive aftersales support from Vimec Srl. Among the company’s services are technical assistance, spare parts supply, and maintenance. 

Technical Assistance: Vimec Srl’s aftersales technical assistance is aimed at ensuring that partners can get quick and efficient support whenever they need it. The company’s team of experienced technicians is always ready to provide remote assistance or on-site support, depending on the nature of the issue. 

Spare Parts Supply: Vimec Srl understands that partners need quick and reliable access to spare parts to ensure that their customers’ mobility solutions are always up and running. The company has a well-established spare parts supply dedicated portal that ensures that partners can get the required parts on time. 

In addition to the above services, we also provide training and certification programs for our partners’ technicians. This ensures that partners have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the best possible service to their customers. 

Vimec celebrates 43 years of activity

We are very proud to announce another year of activity, continuing the journey that began 43 years ago. We want to take this opportunity to thank our clients and partners for the business we have done, and for all the support you have given over the years which has helped bring Vimec to where it is today.  

The times are changing, and so is Vimec, but our main goal remains: being at the forefront of technology and innovation, without losing sight of our core values. 

Happy Birthday Vimec

V6s, the ideal platform stairlift for public accessibility and mobility

Vimec V6s is the result of our experience gained from installing over 50,000 platform stairlifts worldwide, combined with our desire to serve our customers with the best possible solution.

With features that distinguish V6s from all other products on the market, it is inspired by the Designed for Life project, which focuses on the needs of all types of users.

Every line, every surface was designed simultaneously with functionality, resulting in an easy-to-use, visually clear device.

A focus on safety and attention to detail for both indoor and outdoor installations ensures compliance with EN8140.

Vimec V6s is made with recyclable materials and is available in two standard colours, papyrus white and anthracite grey, but can be customized with any RAL color or graphic using the wrapping technique.

Stairlifts with V6s platforms provide the best possible support for people with reduced mobility in their own homes or condominiums. They are tailored to each individual’s needs.

V6s platform stairlifts are ideal for overcoming architectural barriers in public places such as offices, schools, restaurants, and shops, ensuring the safety of all users.

V6s Platform Stairlift

V6s platform stairlift, a solution for removing architectural barriers.


Every line, every surface has been designed at the same time as the functionality, contributing to the user-friendliness and visual clarity of V6s.

SAFETY compliance with EN8140, together with attention to detail to manage the system in both indoor and outdoor installations.

Vimec V6s is made of recyclable materials and is available in two standard colours, papyrus white and anthracite grey, but can be customised with any RAL colour or graphic through the wrapping technique.
The reduced mobility of people in their own homes or apartment buildings is supported in the best possible way by the V6s platform stairlift, tailored to the actual needs of its users.

Architectural barriers in public places such as offices, schools, restaurants and shops are easily overcome with the installation of a V6s platform stairlift, guaranteeing full safety for all users.

Gartec attended a technical training course at our offices for their technicians.

Last week, we welcomed technicians from Gartec, our partner in the UK, to our premises for a technical training course on our products.

The Gartec team received all the up-to-date information regarding our home lifts, platform lifts and platform stair lifts. During the course, they were also able to see our products in action and test them with their own hands. The technicians now have all the knowledge they need to sell and install our lifts in their country.

The training course was a great opportunity for us to meet our partners’ team in person and share knowledge. This is a great way to make sure that the quality of service we provide is up to par and that our partners can provide the best possible experience for our clients.


The second exhibition for Vimec at Architect@work

Finally, manufacturers, architects and designers will meet again this year in Milan at the eighth edition of ARCHITECT@WORK, on 9 and 10 November at the Allianz MiCo. Vimec could not miss this exclusive event dedicated to the community of architects and designers looking for innovative, sophisticated and sustainable products.

If you wish to be part of this unique experience, we invite you to register online to visit the event for free.

The Vimec team is looking forward to welcoming you at stand 192!

Vimec at LIFT EXPO ITALIA 2022

Vimec is pleased to announce its participation in Lift Expo Italia 2022, the only international exhibition for lifts, which will be held the next 19-20-21 October at ALLIANZ MICO – FieraMilanoCity.

Come and discover Vimec’s innovations, services and tailor-made products to best meet professional’s demands.

The Vimec TEAM is waiting for you at stand D2!

Homelift Easy Move – Private House, Port Laois


Vimec’s partner, a trusted provider of high-quality mobility solutions, recently completed a successful installation of an electrical home lift with a stainless steel cabin and a masonry shaft in a private home located in the UK. This case study details how Vimec’s partner overcame the challenges faced during the installation process, delivering a custom-made home lift that exceeded the homeowner’s expectations.

The Challenge

Their initial goal was to find out what type of home lifts were available and to buy one that could accommodate a wheelchair.

Their initial goal was to find out what type of home lifts were available and to buy one that could accommodate a wheelchair. Also, they wanted a lift that would take up as little space as possible because they didn’t want to lose too much floor space. In addition, the client wanted a product that didn’t look out of place.

The Solution

During the initial inquiry stage, the partner received drawings from the Architect of the proposed dwelling and, working with the Architect, Vimec’s partner was able to agree on an appropriate position for the lift.

It was important to have a product that would not look out of place, had a minimal footprint, and would be big enough for a wheelchair and one person.

Since the client had a plant room planned as well, our partner recommended installing a hydraulic lift so that the shaft could be reduced in size and the hydraulic unit could be housed separately. Moreover, the soundproofed plant room added the benefit of reducing noise levels in the main house space where the lift was installed.


The Result

The completion of the hydraulic home lift with stainless steel cabin and masonry shaft in the UK home was a remarkable success, surpassing the homeowner’s expectations for both aesthetics and functionality. The stainless steel cabin’s innovative design significantly improved the residence’s visual appeal while providing enhanced durability and longevity. The masonry shaft’s blend with the home’s architectural elements ensured a seamless and elegant installation.

ISO 14001 certification: a new milestone in Vimec’s 360° sustainability project

ISO 14001 certification is a voluntary international regulation, which can be implemented by any type of public or private organisation and which specifies the requirements of an environmental management system.

Obtaining ISO 14001 certification guarantees that Vimec has a Company Management System relating to the quality aspects of the products and services offered, and relating to environmental aspects, which can support the company in managing the health and safety of workers and corporate social responsibility.

The Company Management System has been certified by DNV and does not represent for Vimec a simple formal or promotional fulfilment.

It is a fundamental element of guarantee for the stakeholders (owners, employees, suppliers, customers and collaborators): it is a support tool for investment decisions or technological change, ensuring a systematic and prearranged approach to environmental emergencies.

42 years of history and more than 140,000 installations worldwide

The history of Vimec is a history made of people: the people who have trusted us by choosing our product, the partners who collaborate with us all over the world, and the members of the Vimec team, together with the network of suppliers.

Since April 1980 we have grown as a big family, designing and implementing solutions that improve people’s lives: in 42 years of history, which we celebrate today, we have exceeded 140,000 installations worldwide.

This wonderful birthday makes us proud and puts us in a position to face the challenges of the future, guided by the values we want to express – passion, integrity, commitment – at the service of people and a world without barriers.

Disabilities and planes: how to fly without barriers

Travelling can seem extremely complicated for people with disabilities or mobility problems, especially when using means of public transport. Thanks to the European Guidelines and Regulations designed to ensure that the rights of all passengers are respected, planes are perhaps some of the most accessible means of transport.

In fact, airlines offer flights that are safe and comfortable for all passengers by researching special solutions and services for people with permanent and temporary disabilities.

Accessibility at the airport

Certain Italian airports, such as Rome FiumicinoTurin and Milan Malpensa, feature “Sale Amiche” (Friendly Rooms), where people with disabilities can obtain information and assistance. In addition to televisions, nurseries, and children’s toys, these rooms also contain telephones for the deaflavatories free of architectural barriersnewspapers and magazines in Braille, and special armchairs for people with disabilities. People with disabilities and their assistants can contact the check-in desks at all Italian airports for any information or necessity.

Safe gates

Airlines cannot deny boarding for reasons associated with disabilities or mobility problems.

Passengers with disabilities also have the right to check or carry on two mobility devices free of charge.

A wheelchair is available on board to facilitate the movements of disabled passengers, and aisle seats with folding armrests are reserved for people with disabilities.

In many cases, guide dogs are even permitted in the cabin, provided that they are muzzled and on a leash, otherwise they can travel in a special kennel in the baggage compartment.

Know before you go

In order to avoid unpleasant mishaps at the airport, it is recommended to ask the airline beforehand about the procedures and time frames necessary for the various communications and requests. According to the European guidelines, a passenger is required to notify the airline of any special requirements he/she may have at least 48 hours prior to departure, so that the airline can arrange the necessary assistance.

Be sure to carefully read your selected airline’s terms and conditions, as this will allow you to enjoy your air travel experience in complete comfort and with the utmost peace of mind, without any problems or inconveniences.

Dolce Vita Chair Stairlift: extremely easy to use

Everyone wants to be able to move about their homes easily and independently. So why should the expectations of the elderly be any different?

With Vimec’s Dolce Vita model chair stairlift, reaching the second floor of the home is child’s play, thanks to its extraordinary ease of use.

The ergonomic joystick on the armrest allows the chair to be moved in both directions: all it takes is a simple gesture!

The chair is also equipped with a red button just below the joystick: this control allows the chair to be stopped at the desired point in the event that the user should choose to stop its movement before reaching the destination floor.

And if the stairlift is used by someone else, it can be easily called back to the desired floor thanks to the easy-to-use radio controls and the infrared remote control.

The convenient and easy to use DolceVita model chair stairlift is the perfect solution for complete freedom of movement!

For more information about Vimec’s Dolce Vita model chair stairlift, fill out the “Contact Request” form… our experts will be at your complete disposal!

Dolce Vita Chair Stairlift: the only one Made in Italy

LHome is a place of love, family, and memories… it’s an extremely important part of our lives. That’s why we continuously seek to improve it, by renovating it with the best available materials, or furnishing it with fine and elegant furniture.

We strive to make it comfortable and suitable for our needs, which are constantly changing. We want to enjoy it in complete freedom, without any limitations and in maximum comfort.

That’s why Vimec has come up with an elegant and refined product that’s capable of adapting to any type of home: the Dolce Vita Chair Stairlift.

This next generation chair stairlift is the ideal solution for effortlessly overcoming the home’s staircase, which, over the years, can come to pose a serious obstacle within the home.

The Dolce Vita model is unique.

Among all the chair stairlift models, it’s the only one designed and manufactured entirely in Italy, and it even guarantees an excellent price/quality ratio.

There are various benefits to choosing a Made in Italy product:

  • no middlemen: from the factory directly to your home;
  • custom design and construction, based specifically on your needs and requirements;
  • wide-reaching after sales support: possibility of directly contacting the support centre nearest your home.
  • free technical and fiscal advice.

Like all Vimec products, the Dolce Vita chair stairlift is built according to the high quality standards required by the European regulations: high quality means excellent durability.

Contact one of our consultants now to help you choose the perfect Dolce Vita chair stairlift for your home.

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