Company Profile

Access Solutions with You in Mind

We believe that an excellent quality of life should be available to everyone. Vestner NZ Limited (Vestner) strives to make a difference in individual lives and add value to society by providing specialised access solutions.

We are committed to offering the best accessibility options for both commercial and residential settings. Our dedication has helped us become New Zealand’s leading designer, manufacturer, installer and exporter of platform lifts and elevators – a fact we are very proud of!

Vestner has established relationships with a number of reputable lift companies throughout Australia who import Vestner's Pandect brand lifts. We understand that choosing the platform lift or elevator for your own situation can feel overwhelming – Vestner's distributors are there to make the process easier. When you choose Vestner, you can be assured of enthusiastic and dedicated attention to your individual requirements.

Our History

On the 1st August 2015, Vestner NZ Limited purchased the assets and successful lift business of Pandect Ltd.  Vestner was originally founded in Munich, Germany in the 1930’s with the production of steam driven rope elevators and has remained a family run business since that time.

With a strong desire to enter the Pacific/Asia region Vestner indentified Pandect as having similar philosophies to Vestner; a reputation both in Australia and New Zealand of quality service provision and innovative products for access solutions.  Vestner will continue to design and manufacture products in Christchurch developing the Pandect brand and its products under the Vestner ‘umbrella’.

Pandect itself was founded over 30 years ago in Christchurch and became a trusted name in access solutions and developed to be known as the platform lift specialist for New Zealand. This position allowed Pandect to establish very strong relationships with a number of Australian lift companies (distributors) who now import the Pandect brand of lifts. 

Vestner NZ Limited holds tender rights to supply the greater health sector, which serves as a testament to the Pandect brand of lifts being safe, durable, cost effective and suitable products for clients with disabilities. This is also evidenced by Pandect lifts having a very strong focus on compliance with National & International Standards and disability requirements.


Vestner - Lifemark Product Partner

Lifemark is a certification standard that embraces intelligent design concepts that make living easy – no matter the ability or capabilities of the person living or working within a particular home or premises.

“Lifemark’s aim is to influence the design of housing so that a greater proportion of new homes built will be suitable for older people and people with disabilities to live in for a longer period of time.”

With Vestner obtaining Product Partner status, it ultimately provides reassurance for builders, designers, specifiers and developers that our products have been designed to meet the needs of  people, no matter what their age, stage or ability.

In order to be accredited with Product Partner status, products must meet strong and innovative criteria and are aligned with the Universal Design Principles. Vestner’s lift options have met these criteria and you can be assured that our products are designed appropriately to ensure that the key five universal principles of adaptability, accessibility, usability, safety and lifetime value are at the forefront of our design (and application).


Core Values

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Our mission is to be an expert team who are passionate about tangibly improving quality of life by providing access solutions that empower people and enrich the environment.

Our core values are:

Quality: Delivering a top quality product with service that endeavours to exceed expectations.

Integrity: Commitment to acting with honesty and honour without compromising the truth and to taking responsibility for our actions. Take pride in all we do.

Team work: People matter. The collective use of ourstrengths and abilities results in an outcome that is satisfying for everyone.

Innovation: We always want to be growing, developing and improving as individuals, as a team and in pursuing new and creative innovations within our products. 

Meet the team




Vestner - Platinum Partner to Enable New Zealand

The EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre based in Palmerston North helps those with disabilities and those who are ageing in our communities to access the latest products and information to help them lead fuller, more productive lives by showcasing what’s possible.

An exciting and innovative accessible smart home  provides visitors with a kinesthetic and tactile experience, where they can test low and hi-tech living options including a Vestner low rise platform lift and a stair lift.

Vestner’s support in providing products for people to see and experience at the Easie Living and Demonstration Centre is testament to our commitment to provide NZ with the best lift products available.




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