About Atwell International

About Atwell International

Atwell International is a UK company, specialising in the supply of VG Safety Products™ and associated lift components. Incorporated in March 1996, Atwell International has spent 24 years establishing very strong connections with quality local manufacturers, resulting in an exceptional range of in-house designed elevator safety products.

Through product development and strong supplier relationships the company has progressed to offer the extensive range of lift products available today, from its purpose built facilities in Worcester.

Atwell International took on a new direction in 2010 when Russell Walker, Managing Director, steered the company toward becoming the preferred supplier for Unintended Movement Protection solutions.

December 2013 saw the company move to a larger office on the same business park in Hallow, Worcester. The new office occupies 10,505 square feet of floor space. The ground floor houses our Store, Production, Demonstration and Teaching areas as well as a dedicated area for Research and Development of VG products. The upper floor contains our office and conference room.


Atwell International Ltd has built a good reputation through meeting our aim to provide you with competitively priced components which meet the requirements of the new lift regulations in respect of conformity and calculations.

We will provide you with full traction and groove pressure calculations for lift machines, including gearless machines. Our calculations will be presented in a format that gives the groove profile information, together with the rope pressure on the grooves and provides the maximum pressure recommended. In addition it will give the estimated life in hours of the machine (based on BS721).

We complete a comprehensive calculation to determine the beam deflections and point loadings of each bedplate that we design and commission for manufacture.
A derivative of the traction calculation package has been developed in conjunction with the design and manufacture of the VG rope brake, to determine the pressure exerted on the ropes and the slide distance of the lift car once the unit is engaged.

These services are carried out free of charge in conjunction with a specific enquiry or order.
Site surveys to determine equipment suitability and to take accurate measurements are also offered, completed by a qualified engineer or draughtsman as appropriate. This service is charged at an additional cost based on travelling distance and length of time involved. Price on application.


Atwell International has always based its business on supplying quality products, on time and supported by excellent after care and customer service.

This work ethic is supported on a day to day basis by the astute selection of the best and most appropriate suppliers.

Wherever possible, Atwell International will always choose to work with local manufacturers and suppliers and all components for VG Safety Products are UK sourced. Bedplates and adapter steelwork are manufactured by fabricators based in Worcester and Essex.

To offer competitive market pricing and choice availability, components and equipment are also sourced from outside the UK, namely Germany, Spain, Italy and USA.

Atwell International has successfully negotiated very favourable rates and transit times with various international transport companies, resulting in the shortest possible lead times and competitive pricing.

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