Why choose a stainless steel home lift ?


Why choose a stainless steel home lift ?


Reducing the environmental impact of our products by choosing eco-friendly materials has become essential today.


Stainless steel perfectly meets this expectation. Its basic chemical composition (ironcarbon and chromiumgives it specific properties, more advantageous compared to other alloys. It is recyclablemaking it a perfect asset to preserve the planet. 
Its major advantage: high resistance to oxidation 
It is mainly due to the presence of chromium which forms a thin layer of chromium oxide on the surface of the steelin contact with the oxygen in the atmosphere.

This thin layer gives stainless steel its corrosion resistance properties. 
Its other advantage is mainly aesthetic.

Stainless steel is the universal material favoured by architects thanks to the different texture that it is possible to give it. It also has a very long lifetime. 

Stainless steel is also an easy-to-clean materialmaking it the perfect coating for high-traffic areas, such as a home lift. 


Ermhes offers 3 types of materials depending on your Homelift application: 

Powder coated steel:

this is the material that allows you an almost infinite customization.

It is available in any colour among the RAL range. More than 200 colours are available, for a perfect match with its environment and at no extra cost! This finish is ideal for indoor installations.

For outdoor applications, the steel parts are painted by cationic electrolytic coating (cataphoresis). This technique of electrophoresis deposition of industrial paint is used in the automotive industry to paint the bodywork of vehicles

Your VIVALIFT home lift can withstand climate hazards for more than 20 years !

Brushed stainless steel 304: This matt finish is the perfect modern and design choiceERMHES offers this finish as standard for the VIVALIFT cabins. It will make your lift a unique piece. This finish is recommended for outdoor installation that requires resistant materials.

You can choose this finish to make your VIVALIFT a key element of your building design.  

Stainless steel 316 L

This stainless steel is also called "marine stainless steel". It is distinguished by whithstanding to all type of weather conditions such as the seaside or a swimming pool. It is also impermeable to acids, corrosion or sea spray.

This is the preferred option for applications close to the water since it does not rust. 

The smart home lift


The Smart home lift 


ERMHES slow speed lifts and platform lifts for people with reduced mobility are equipped with a technology that is unique in the world.


The ERMHES Smart App is accessible everywhere, at any time from smartphone or tablet. 


Designed to reduce and facilitate maintenance visits time of our home lifts and platform lifts, the ERMHES smart application allows you to use, customize or maintain our lifts. 

The Maintenance engineers, techniciansinstallers or even the users can connect their smartphone or tablet to ERMHES lifts if she/he is closed using Bluetooth. 

A single-use access code guarantees a secure access to your lift’s sensitive settings and our privacy. 


A complete tool for the user :

  • - Make moving ERMHES lifts from your Smartphone !  
  • - Lift settings can be changed very easily from the app (landing doors closure delays can be different between the floors, adapt standby time of cabin lights...). 
  • - Customize our lifts to suit your needs. An electric wheelchair can be easily paired to the ERMHES slow speed lifts and vertical platform lifts for people with reduced mobility. 


Valuable help for maintenance technicians :

  • - Control panel informations’ are also available on the application. The maintenance engineer / technician can identify a fault very quickly on all the ERMHES lifts range (landing door not locked, batteries voltage indications, number of trips, safety chain, maintenance visits history...). 
  • - They can identify at a glance, any failure and repair it.
  • - The degree of component wear is accessible and thus allows to make a predictive maintenance. 
  • - Possibility to make a software reset  (available only for maintenance team manager). 


30 years to build the Arc de Triomphe


30 years to build the Arc de Triomphe


In its full name «Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile», the monument was built at the request of Napoleon the Ist in 1806 at the end of the Battle of Austerlitz. It was completed and inaugurated 30 years later, in 1836, by King Louis-Philippe. 

It was built to perpetuate the memory of the French army’s victories. 

However, after the fall of Napoleon and Louis XVIII coming to power, the building site of the Arc de triomphe was suspended. In 1823, Louis VXIII ordered the end of the construction but dedicating it to the Pyrenees army. 

In 1832 the building site of the Arc de Triomphe resumed with King Louis-Philippe. He dedicated it to the revolution and Empire armies. It was inaugurated on July 29th, 1836. 

On November 11th , 1920, the grave of the Unknown Soldier was installed under the Arc de Triomphe. It is represented by a flame called the “eternal flame” and rekindled every day at 6:30 p.m. It is the symbol of all French died during the World War One and who have not been identified. 

The Arc de Triomphe pillars decoration is not insignificant. On each pillar is written the names of the battles won by the French armies as well as the names of the 558 French generals. Some names are underlined, these are the generals who felt on the battlefield. 

286 steps. This is what separates you from the top and the panoramic view of Paris with its 12 avenues that converge at Place de l’Etoile (hence its name!).  


In order to make such monuments accessible for all, ERMHES manufactured and installed in 2019 a platform lift to give access to the terrace. 

The second France’s most visited monument crazy history


The second France's most visited monument crazy history

In 1894, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn wanted to open a «novelty store» and moved to 1 La Fayette street, in a small premises of 70m². 

It extends three years later, purchasing the entire building. That's when the store takes its name from “Galeries Lafayette”. 

In 1903, the 4 neighbouring buildings have been added to get an important real estate environment. 

Théophile Bader dreams of a «luxury bazaar». With the impetus of department stores, the Galeries Lafayette becomes a leisure activity in its own right, with the addition of tea rooms or reading areas. 

The shop was inaugurated in 1912 and the dome was built with the aim of flooding the large hall with light and thus making all the merchandise shine. 

Another symbol is the shop windows. Through a genuine dramatization, they highlight the products sold in the store. 

However, the store wants to democratize fashion and make it affordable to all budgets. It implements a clothing manufacture as its own brand and became the “best-selling house in Paris”. 

In 1974, the main stair was demolished to give way to prestigious shops as we know today. 

The Galeries Lafayette is the France's most visited monument, after the Eiffel Tower with 37 millions visitors per year. 

roof terrace overlooking Paris give a panoramic view over the capital. In 2018 ERMHES accessible to all this unique place installing one of its platform lifts for PWD.  

Eiffel Tower meeting


Eiffel Tower meeting

At the Universal Exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, a major competition was organized. 

The purpose of the competition is to study the possibility of «raising on the Champ de Mars a square-based iron tower of 125 meters wide and 300 meters high». 107 projects are presented, Gustave Eiffel’s project was selected. 

The project originally planned has not been fully respected. The top had to have a bulb shape and the whole monument had to have various ornaments. A simplified version will finally be decided. 

The elements of the Tower are drawn a tenth of a millimeter and assembled in 5-metre pieces in the buildings in Levallois-Perret. 

For assembling, temporary bolts are used. Then they are replaced one by one by hot-laid rivets. The installation of these rivets required 4 men (per rivet). The Tower has more than 1 million rivets. 

The construction of the Eiffel Tower began in January 1887 and has been completed 2 years, 2 months and 5 days later, on March 31, 1889. Thanks to this construction, Gustave Eiffel was decorated with the Legion of Honor. This ceremony took place on the platform of the Tower summit. 

130 years later, the Eiffel Tower became the France symbol and the showcase of Paris. It now welcomes about 7 million visitors per year. It is therefore the world’s most visited entrance-paying monument.

To facilitate its access, ERMHES has installed in 2018 two platform lifts at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. 

Place Vendôme secret name


Place Vendôme secret name


First called “Conquest place” in 1677 during the project of its creation, it quickly changed its name to be called “Place Louis le Grand” in 1685 in reference to the statue of Louis XIV erected in the center of the place.


During the revolution, it took the name of “Piques place” and the statue of Louis XIV has been destroyed. Napoleon then built a column in 1810 dedicated to the soldiers who won Austerlitz battle. More than 1,200 cannons taken from the Russians and the Austrians were melted down to make the bronze plates which surround the column, recounting the military exploits of the Grande Armée.


In 1871, it takes the name of “International place.


It’s only from the 17th century the square took the name we know today: the “Place Vendôme. It takes its name from the Hôtel Vendôme and its gardens, the site where the square is built.


It is now one of the most famous squares in Paris and considered one of the most luxurious in the world!

We can find shops like Piaget, Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Chanel, Cartier, Rolex, Boucheron, Dior, Mauboussin …