TVC 50th Anniversary Celebrations

We will be marking a significant milestone on 9th September by celebrating our 50th anniversary. We are the premier designer and manufacturer of lift control and monitoring equipment in the UK.

Thames Valley Controls started life as the Thames Valley Lift Company in 1971 and has grown into one of the leading lift technology companies in the UK. Rapid growth during the 70s led the business to look for larger premises and via government initiatives at the time they decided to relocate to Flint, North Wales in 1978. They subsequently extended the building to accommodate their continued success.

Since 1978, TVC has been a significant employer in the area with the longest standing employee who joined TVC back in 1985 as an engineering apprentice. Today TVC employs 77 staff, based in Flint and elsewhere in the UK.

We are dedicated to enhancing our customers’ businesses by delivering and supporting technically superior lift control and monitoring products and as well as developing staff and procedures through experience and training.

Reflecting on the Company’s 50 years in business, Richard Young, Managing Director said “We take pride in what has been achieved over the 50 years. It’s a milestone that shows the dedication and expertise of employees and partners, past and present. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making TVC what it is today and look forward to our exciting new developments in the pipeline”.

Through the years we have supported local charities and initiatives, such as the Flintshire Food Bank, NEWCIS, Crohn’s and Colitis UK to name but a few.

In 2019 we were were acquired by the North American-based Vantage Elevator Solutions along with GAL Manufacturing, Hollister-Whitney, GAL Canada, Courion, Bore-Max, Elevator Controls and Vertical Dimensions.

We are excited to be celebrating our 50 Years Anniversary in September 21.

As part of this we are putting together some timeline video’s showing memorabilia of years gone by to where we are today.

Take a look at our first video and see where it all began in the 1970’s.


We are excited to be celebrating our 50 Years Anniversary in September 21.

As part of this we are putting together some timeline video’s showing memorabilia of years gone by to where we are today.

This video shows Thames Valley Lift Company through the 1980’s.


We are excited to be celebrating our 50 Years Anniversary in September 21.

As part of this we are putting together some timeline video’s showing memorabilia of years gone by to where we are today.

This video shows Thames Valley Lift Company through the 1990’s.


And so here we are, 9th September 2021, celebrating our 50 Years Anniversary today.

The final part of our journey so far.. take a look.

We now look forward to continued success through product innovations and the success of everyone who works at TVC.