At Marine Innovations, we’ve been the industry leader in hillside lifts for over 32 years. But just how does a hillside lift go from a concept to the reliable, safe, and smooth ride you enjoy? Let’s take a peek behind the curtain and explore the key steps in our meticulous manufacturing process.

Step 1: Planning for Perfection

Every great journey starts with a plan, and the same is true for our hillside lifts. We begin by carefully understanding your specific needs. We need to know the exact length and slope of your hill. We also take into consideration your intended use and personal preferences and desired options. All this information helps us craft a hillside lift that perfectly complements your property and lifestyle. A site visit by Marine Innovations or authorized dealer provides us with exact measurements and property details to ensure correctly performing system and smooth installation.

Step 2: Engineering Excellence

Our dedicated team takes the meticulously gathered information and transforms it into detailed engineering drawings. Each system is individually designed to meet the stringent elevator codes and safety standards. We utilize cutting-edge CNC design software to create precise specifications for every component, ensuring the perfect fit and optimal performance. Drawings are provided for permit applications and outside engineers are utilized when needed for state specific approvals.

Step 3: Fabrication with Precision

Once the design is finalized, it’s time to bring it to life. From CNC waterjet cutting, CNC mill machining and CNC brake metal forming to surface preparation, every step in the fabrication process is meticulously executed in our facility. We use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the utmost precision and durability in each component.

Step 4: The Finishing Touch: Surface Protection

Marine Innovations understands the importance of long-lasting beauty and corrosion resistance. That’s why we go the extra mile with our surface coating processes. Aluminum parts receive a durable powder coating, while steel components are either stainless steel or carefully hot-galvanized or zinc-plated for superior rust and corrosion resistance. This ensures your hillside lift looks as good as it performs for years to come.

Step 5: Assembly with Expertise

The final stage of the manufacturing process involves bringing all the individual components together. Our skilled technicians carefully assemble the control systems, trolleys, carriages, and power frame drive assemblies with meticulous attention to detail. Each system undergoes rigorous testing and quality control checks before being ready for installation.

From Manufacturing to Installation: A Seamless Journey

Once your hillside lift is complete, it’s carefully packaged and shipped to your chosen dealer or directly to your site for installation by our experienced crew. We take pride in offering a complete turnkey solution, leaving you free to enjoy the convenience and comfort of your new hillside lift.

At Marine Innovations, we believe that the quality of a hillside lift is directly linked to the quality of the manufacturing process. That’s why we invest in the best people, the most advanced technology, and the highest-grade materials. We are committed to delivering hillside lifts that are not only reliable and safe but also a testament to our dedication to craftsmanship and innovation.

So, when you choose Marine Innovations for your hillside lift, you’re choosing a company that prioritizes quality every step of the way. We invite you to explore our website and discover the perfect hillside lift for your needs. Be sure to watch all the videos on our website to learn more about our hillside lifts. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every one of our systems. Contact us today to learn more!