Now Available! Rack and Pinion lifts from Alimak Hek

In News by Alisa Evans

Paterson Simons recently signed up as dealers for all Alimak Hek lifts. Alimak Hek engineers pioneered the use of rack and pinion drive systems for the movement of men and materials, and today, Alimak Hek is the world’s leading manufacturer of rack and pinion vertical access equipment, including a modular range of permanent access lifts as well as traditional construction hoists.

Paterson Simons offers 6 monthly inspection and load drop testing on all elevators.

“It made sense to offer sales, parts, service and inspection of Alimak Hek products since we work so closely on the port, RTG and ship-to-shore cranes that many of them are installed on already. Once again Paterson Simons is thrilled to represent another world-class manufacturer,” said Paterson Simons MD, John Traynor, at the deal signing alongside Mark Bednell, Alimak Hek Sales Manager.

​Installed in over 100 countries across the globe.

Paterson Simons will service and sell across the Alimak Hek range they will focus on providing sales, service and parts for the popular port crane lift products typically installed on ship-to-shore cranes, rail mounted gantry cranes, rubber tired gantry cranes and ship unloaders. Alimak elevators are also used on goliath cranes, drydocks, silos, warehouses and other facilities at ports and shipyards around the world.

Availability: Over time Alimak Hek customers realise that access elevators mean more efficient maintenance and, consequently, less downtime. A leading shipping company says our elevators have reduced crane maintenance and downtime by up to 25%.

Productivity: Without an elevator, maintenance personnel and crane operators must climb ladders. To get to the top of an ordinary container crane takes about 15–20 minutes of hard work which does not encourage frequent maintenance and inspection. Moreover, parts and tools required for repairs and exchange have to be lifted by means of winches or similar devices – all time consuming operations. In an elevator, the ride to the top takes less than two minutes.

Safety:Although it is difficult to put a price tag on safety, the risks associated with ladders, especially in bad weather, are obvious. Additionally, the elevator enables speedy rescue operations.



Antwerp & Rotterdam

Port of Gothenburg, Sweden

Pusan Port, South Korea