Our Company History and Milestones

Year Country Details
1928 Garaventa Accessibility AG Switzerland Karl Garaventa built the first aerial tramway
1957 Garaventa Accessibility AG Switzerland Sons Karl & Willy Garaventa expanded company by founding Karl Garaventa Sohne, AG
1967 Garaventa Lift Florida USA Garaventa breaks into the international market with construction of a large tramway in Squaw Valley, USA
1974 Garaventa Lift Canada Canada Garaventa (Canada) Ltd. Is founded to expand tramway business in North America and build the Grouse Mountain Super Skyride tram in Vancouver
1978 Garaventa Lift Canada Canada Garaventa moves into the accessibility business with construction of a factory in Surrey, BC to design and build curving inclined platform lifts. Company expands to include retail contracting operations in BC and Ontario.
1990 Garaventa Lift Florida USA Foundation of Garaventa USA retail contracting operation. Starts in Illinois and expands with additional offices in New England and South Florida.
1994 Garaventa Accessibility AG Switzerland Foundation of Garaventa Liftech retail contracting operation and manufacturing operation in Switzerland.
1999 Garaventa Lift S r l Italy Foundation of Garaventa Coswatt retail contracting and manufacturing operation in Italy.
2001 Garaventa Accessibility AG Switzerland The Garaventa Accessibility Group splits off from the Garaventa Aerial Ropeway Group establishing a new separate Holding Company based in Switzerland.
2004 Garaventa Lift GmbH Germany Garaventa expands into the German market with the acquisition of Kleindienst Rehatechnik, a major German accessibility manufacturer.
2006 Garaventa Lift Shanghai China Garaventa Lift opens a sales office in Shanghai, China
2008 Garaventa Lift Canada Canada Garaventa Lift acquires selective assets of Conquest and of Concord BC and enters into the home elevator market.
2012 Garaventa Lift Florida USA Introduction of the Garaventa In-Line Drive Home Elevator
2014 Garaventa Lift Canada Canada New elevator manufacturing facility opens near Vancouver, British Columbia.