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Alimak Construction Hoists at South Quay Plaza
Six Alimak construction hoists at work on South Quay Plaza redevelopment

South Quay Plaza

Alimak construction hoists for passengers and materials have been used for over 50 years in all types of applications. The standard range of Alimak construction hoists offer the optimum transport solution for low rise, medium and high rise constructions of all types. Typical applications include new build construction, refurbishment, chimney/slipform, offshore and bridge construction.

Construction Hoists

Alimak industrial elevators are used in all kinds of industries. With these elevators, customers are better able to access, monitor and service key processes in their plants. The elevators will improve operational efficiency, give superior HSE performance and reduce maintenance costs in any industrial application.

Industrial Elevators

Since Alimak’s offshore elevators first entered the oil & gas market in 1974, over 1,000 elevators have been delivered to the industry. Three factors drive this success:

Oil & Gas Offshore

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Alimak rebrands product and service offerings

Following the merger of Alimak and Hek in 2001, the Swedish global market leader and pioneer in designing, developing, manufacturing and servicing vertical access solutions for the industrial and construction sectors has operated under the brand Alimak Hek.

To streamline the communication towards our customers, all the product lines within Construction, General Industry and Oil & Gas will be named and labelled “Alimak”. Consequently, the Hek products, representing transport platforms and mast climbing work platforms, and the Heis-Tek products, including traction elevators for offshore operations, will all simply be rebranded to “Alimak”. The ambition is to continue building a strong Alimak brand, with its inherent DNA, and include the core values and DNA of the Hek and Heis-Tek Products.

Alimak Hek products are used to transport personnel and materials to great heights and depths, often in extremely hazardous environments. Safety and reliability are therefore of the upmost importance. That is why we provide an After Sales support service that is second to none!

After Sales

Alimak Hek Ltd Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Alimak Hek Ltd are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. It was on 5th April 1968, that they were first registered as a subsidiary of the Swedish Alimak Group.

Alimak Hek was founded in Sweden, in 1948 by engineer and technical inventor Mr. Alvar Lindmark (1917-1975). It was soon after this, in 1962, that the development of the very first rack and pinion driven construction hoist would undoubtedly change the construction industry forever. Alvar Lindmark was fascinated by the biblical story of Jacob's ladder, which stretched right up to the kingdom of heaven. With this idea in mind, he sought the technical solution for building lifts closest to this vision. By letting the basket climb a towered mast, he created a simple, flexible and cost-effective lift.

Elevators, hoists and work platforms from Alimak benefit users in a huge variety of industries on every continent around the world. Almost no work environment is too high, too deep, too bendy or too hostile for Alimak rack and pinion vertical access equipment.


BS EN ISO 9001 & 14001 re-certification for Alimak Hek Ltd

Alimak Hek Ltd is pleased to announce that our UKAS certification body, BSI, has found our management systems for Quality and Environment to conform with the new BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN ISO 14001:2015.

Over the years, Alimak has had the opportunity to provide vertical access to the construction, restoration and preservation of some of the world's most famous landmarks.


Alimak construction hoists at the world’s longest three-tower, cable stayed bridge
Alimak construction hoists at the world’s longest three-tower, cable stayed bridge

Queensferry Crossing

Alimak Traction Elevators

Passenger and freight traction elevators for tough industrial environments
The Alimak traction elevator series – ALIMAK TR-H is designed and built to perform in the world’s harshest environments. The elevator will improve operational efficiency, give superior HSE performance and reduce maintenance costs in any industrial application. With surface treatment corrosion classification up to C5 and ingress protection rating up to IP65, the new elevators are made for the toughest environments on the planet.
The Ex version – ALIMAK TR-H Ex gains trust from the company’s long term experience in delivering Ex elevators based on rack and pinion drive technology since the first one was delivered to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company in 1975.


Alimak Hek launches traction elevators for industrial environments

Alimak Hek – the leader in rack-and-pinion elevators is launching a new series of traction elevators for use in challenging industrial environments. The company now offers one of the world’s most comprehensive industrial elevator product portfolio with both traction and rack-and-pinion drive technology and a wide range of car sizes and capacities – for both non-hazardous and Ex Environments.

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