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Alimak Hek - Hoists, Elevators and Platforms for Rack and Pinion Vertical Access

Designed and built to withstand the extreme conditions of the world's toughest environments, Alimak elevators today rank a top-of-the list choice in the oil and gas, ports, mining, cement and power industries.

alimakUsers of Alimak access and service elevators in less demanding environments also win from our high technical experience that builds on delivering our products to users from the Antarctic to the Sahara! Customers large or small can count on Alimak elevators to increase their productivity, enhance quality and reliability and improve worker safety and satisfaction.

Rack and pinion elevators

Easy to install and maintain, Alimak rack and pinion elevators have successfully proven to be far more reliable than traditional traction elevators. And compared to accessing heights via stair towers, rack and pinion elevators significantly increase efficiency, productivity, and safety.

Rack and pinion elevators for permanent installations from Alimak Hek are ideal for accessing key processes/structures for inspection, monitoring and maintenance, for example. They also effectively reduce the risk of falls from height, eliminate exertion from climbing, and provide the ability to quickly transport injured personal from any height.

Elevator application - rack and pinion pioneers

In 1962 Alimak Hek pioneered the rack and pinion drive system that speedily established the company as the world's leading specialist in the technology. The company was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and employ over 1,200 people across the world.

Personnel, service and freight elevators

Multiple industries around the world rely on Alimak rack and pinion elevators whatever the environment, demanding or not. They count on Alimak elevators to deliver efficient and productive personnel, freight and service access solutions.

You can find Alimak rack and pinion elevators operating in mines 2,300m underground, on offshore rigs at depths of 300m below the sea's surface, and elevating personnel and freight up the world's tallest structures soaring 650m into the sky.

Durable, profitability-driving Alimak elevators are as at home in petro-chemical plants in the searing heat of the world's hottest deserts as on km-long suspension bridges being blasted by high winds. Discover below the industries leveraging the benefits delivered by Alimak access solutions for their own profitability, efficiency and competitive advantage.

Power generation access elevators

Alimak Hek has provided over 1,000 access elevators to the power industry for more than 40 years. Improving access to chimneys, boilers, silos and other power operations with an Alimak access solution increases labour efficiency, reducing the manpower required to complete planned outages and routine maintenance. It also gets the plant back online faster, so utilities can start generating additional power - and revenue - faster.

Oil and gas elevators for derricks and hull columns

We delivered the first Alimak elevator unit to the offshore industry in 1974 for installation on an Aker H-3 design semi-submersible. Since then, more than a thousand of Alimak elevators have been installed on derricks, in hull columns, outside platform modules and underneath helicopter decks. They provide convenient access to pump and machine rooms and other critical areas.

Explosion protected elevators

Our extensive expertise in providing explosion protected elevators delivers real benefits to the petrochemical industry, including improved productivity in hazardous areas such as oil refineries, chemical plants and at LNG terminals. We supplied our first elevator in 1975 to the Kuwait National Petroleum C.O. company.

Mine shafts and mine elevators

The Alimak elevator is the perfect solution for both underground and surface mining industry applications, such as pelletising plants, smelters, concentrators, and other ore processing plants. Hundreds of Alimak elevators have been delivered to a variety of mine applications around the world, including the Aitik copper mine in Sweden where seven elevators have been installed. The deepest situated elevator was for SNU Project, Sudbury, Canada, 2,300m below ground level.

Alimak rack and pinion elevators also ceaselessly prove themselves by delivering reliable and efficient access for inspection, maintenance, and emergency escape in a multitude of road and rail or metro tunnel shafts around the world, adapting to inclinations, curves, and tight spaces.


Alimak Hek Group AB
Brunkebergstorg 5
SE-111 51 Stockholm,
Tel: +46 (0)8 402 1440
Fax: +46 (0)8 402 1459