Lifts always used to be designed to give a minimum of 15-20 years of faithful service. However, as long as they enjoy proper maintenance and regular servicing and, of course, they are not subjected to improper use, the service life of a lift can be significantly extended. But the point will still come, when a lift starts to show its age, either by its appearance or in terms of technical performance. Since more than half of all lifts installed in Germany are now more than 25 years old, the rapid increase in the rate of lift modernization in recent years should come as no surprise.
Read more in the LIFT-REPORT 3/2018