Niftylift - A Potted History
For all those of you who'd like to know a little about how Niftylift began and some of the landmarks along the way, here is a potted history of Niftylift
1985: Niftylift Ltd. is established in a garden shed, in Bedfordshire, England by Roger Bowden and the Nifty 120, a simple lightweight 12-metre trailer mount is the first machine to be designed and manufactured. It is still in production today!
1988: Niftylift moves to Milton Keynes, where the first self-propelled machine, the HeightRider, was designed and manufactured.
1994: Niftylift moves to a purpose-built headquarters in Stonebridge, Milton Keynes where manufacturing continues to take place today.
1995: Niftylift Inc. is established in the USA and Niftylift develops a worldwide dealer network as export sales continue to rise.
1997: Niftylift introduces the HR15 Narrow (HR15N), beginning a new era of self-propelled product development.
2002: Niftylift introduces the HR15 4x4 and HR17 4x4.
2003: Niftylift introduces the HR21 and Nifty 210, the first members of the new 21m product family.
2005: Niftylift Inc. establishes its first service and spare parts facility in the USA, in Greer, South Carolina.
2006: Niftylift establishes a new high tech, steel fabrication facility in Hoyland, South Yorkshire to supply its Milton Keynes operations.
2007: Niftylift introduces its first Hybrid powered machine covertly branded as the HR21 Diesel/Electric Bi-Energy, it actually incorporates the revolutionary Hybrid power system.
2009: Niftylift introduces the patented Sustained Involuntary Operation Prevention System (SiOPS®) as part of the new robust ToughCage and wins an IPAF safety award.
2012: The new HR17 Hybrid 4x4 is launched during a customer event at Towcester Racecourse and the HR28 Hybrid concept machine is unveiled.
2013: Niftylift is awarded two Queen's Awards for Enterprise, a very rare achievement! The first is for International Trade and the second is for Innovation, for the new HR17 Hybrid 4x4.
2014: Niftylift opens a new sales and service site in Markranstädt, Germany.
2015: Niftylift celebrates its 30 year anniversary and the official opening of its new World Headquarters at Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes.
2017: Roger Bowden receives the International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the Powered Access Industry throughout his career.
2019: Niftylift celebrates winning two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for 2019, making it the first company ever to win two Queen's awards twice!