Express Lift Co
of Westminster, later of Northampton
1917 Private company.
1927 Was a subsidiary of GEC
1930 Amalgamated with Smith, Major and Stevens. The works were moved to Northampton to share Smith, Major and Stevens' Abbey Works.
By 1953 was a subsidiary of GEC
1961 Lift and escalator manufacturers.
1996 Otis acquired Express Lifts of Northampton, and merged it with another UK subsidiary, Evans Lifts; the Northampton factory was closed; a new joint company was established called Express Evans Lifts, based in Leicester
Sources of Information
- The Times, July 19, 1996