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J&L ELEVATOR COMPONENTS CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

J&L ELEVATOR COMPONENTS CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

J&L Elevator Components are proud to announce they are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary today.

On the 12th November 2004, John and Lynda Harding set up J&L Elevator Components with the aim of providing quality LiftEquip products coupled with a high level of service and support to customers. J&L Elevator Components are now a leading supplier of quality lift equipment for use in the modernisation of existing lifts and in new lift design.

Looking back over the last 10 years, we have gathered just some of the “highlights”...


The First complete MRL Ordered

2005 saw J&L’s very first order for a Machine-Room-Less package for Stafford University. The MRL was a 5 Floor through Car and based on the Evolution design.

UK Agent for SCHAEFER

J&L are delighted to become UK Agents for SCHAEFER GmbH, extending the product portfolio to include an extensive range of high quality Pushbuttons, Car & Landing Fixtures and Indicators. From budgetline, to vandal resistant, to high class unique products, the possibilities are endless!

Showcasing our Range of Machines

A selection of both Geared and Gearless Machines were provided for the complete refurbishment package at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Between 2007/2008, the first phase of 15 machines were installed with a further two phases being completed after that. The hospital is now completely fitted with almost our complete range of LiftEquip Machines.

J&L go Italian in Liverpool

Liverpool's iconic India Buildings design was influenced by the Italian Renaissance and built between 1924 and 1932. J&L Elevator Components were excited to be part of the refurbishment in 2008, supplying LiftEquip SC300 Gearless Machines and custom made Car Operating Panels incorporating SCHAEFER Epsilon Pushbuttons.

J&L move to purpose built offices

Due to continuing success and expansion, J&L moved to new purpose built offices and warehousing on St Asaph Business Park on Friday 4th December 2009.

Foot Tunnels go Green!

J&L receive order to supply DAB 530 Gearless machines for the major refurbishment programme for the Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels in March 2010.

New Appointments to the J&L Team

Over the last 6 years the team has expanded to include the roles of Office Manager, Sales & Marketing Executive, Estimator, Management Accountant, Spare Parts Coordinator and Technical Manager which has enabled J&L Elevator Components to provide a high quality of service to our customers and suppliers.

London Boroughs receive the J&L upgrade

Over the last 7 years, J&L have been working closely with the London Boroughs and are proud to have a range of our equipment specified for Tower Hamlets, Camden, Greenwich, Southwark, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Lambeth and Wandsworth amongst others. The upgrades have enabled us to work with various Lift Companies supplying equipment from Machines, Pushbuttons and Safety Gears to LED Lighting.

J&L ‘Stand Out’ at Liftex 13

Liftex 13 was a two day event that offered visitors a perfect opportunity to see some of our unique high quality products. Members of the team had the pleasure of meeting with both existing and new customers and were glad to be available to offer comprehensive advice on our products. The J&L stand was an impressive 6 metres high and positioned over a 72sqm area, giving a striking look over the Liftex hall floor.

Lloyd’s of London

In 2013, J&L were delighted to be a chosen supplier for the refurbishment at Lloyd's of London.

J&L are supplying both Geared and Gearless Machines for the Lloyd's 16 x Lift Car refurbishment. The complete breakdown for the refurbishment is for 12 x SF 600 Gearless Machines, 1 x SF 700 Gearless Machine and 3 x TW 130 Geared Machines. The Pushbuttons have been specially designed for the project which has involved having Flat, Convex and Dome style Touchplates throughout the Lift Cars and Landings. 

J&L achieve another UK Agent status

J&L have teamed up with MGTI to become their UK Agent. This partnership has enabled us to expand our Spare Parts Portfolio, with us now having 1,000s of genuine manufacturer's elevator and escalator parts from over 20 international brands.

New website is launched!

In April 2014, J&L were delighted to announce the launch of our new website. The site has been redesigned with a fresh new look along with improved usability and navigation. Visitors can easily explore the website to view our extensive range of products and brochures. There was also a new added feature of a 'Technical Resource Centre' which enables customers to register for an online library of product datasheets and technical specifications in various file formats for many of the products.

 

A Few Words
from John Harding, Managing Director

“When Lynda and I started the business back in 2004 from our tiny 8x6m office, I don’t think either of us envisaged we would grow to the extent we have.  Our philosophy in those days was to provide quality products and a high level of service and support to our Customers and if that was achieved we thought the Company would be a success.” 

“We’ve been very fortunate as we have an exceptionally loyal customer base and a dedicated, hard working team around us, without which we wouldn’t be where we are today.  We have managed to grow the business every year, even through the recession.  We would sincerely like to thank all our customers for their continued support.  The best is yet to come ...”

 

“Questions & Answers”
with Lynda Harding, Finance Director of J&L

Can you give 3 words to describe the last 10 years for J&L?
Exciting, Challenging, Fun

What do you believe J&L’s greatest achievement is?
I think our greatest achievement has been in the recruitment of our fabulous team here at J&L.  Some individuals after joining us have been sponsored to develop further skills and achieved a Marketing Degree and gaining Professional Management Accountancy status.  Our team is continually expanding and we look forward to welcoming new team members in 2015.

What is the most exciting project J&L has been involved with in the last 10 years?
I could list many of the exciting projects we have been involved with however we value ALL of the orders we receive from each of our Customers, from the one off pushbutton orders to the multi car groups and MRL installations.  It wouldn’t seem right to highlight individual jobs as it is the continued partnerships with our customers which are most significant to us.

Apart from recruitment, over the last 10 years has there been a particular addition to J&L that has made a significant difference to the company's service?
Moving to our current premises allowed us to have larger warehousing with fork lift truck and our own dedicated vehicles. The extra space has allowed us to carry more stock, in particular more machines and offer a next day delivery service with our vehicles.
We mustn’t forget the addition of the Company dog 4 years ago – cocker spaniel Purdey who throws herself in front of the printer/photocopier in the hope of attention every time one of us moves – when she’s not asleep under one of our desks! 
Definitely Liftex 2013 – amazing Stand and the opportunity for more of the J&L team to meet our customers.

Are there any significant events from the 10 years that stand out to you?
Moving to St Asaph Business Park in 2007 to offices which we thought were huge and we would never outgrow only to find 2 years later we had to move again to larger premises with a huge warehouse in 2009.  Once again we thought we would have plenty of room for growth. With the addition of Jessica our Graduate Sales Executive and Spare Parts Coordinator earlier this year all desks are now occupied!  Watch this space for further expansion news later this year...

If you had the chance to change anything, what would it be and why?
Our email address – it’s far too long!

Where do you see J&L in the next 10 years?
I think in 10 years time the Company will still be true to its core values and still be providing quality products, partnering our customers and providing excellent customer service.  New and exciting products will have been introduced and developed and the Technical and Sales team at J&L will have expanded further.