Bison Bede Stairlifts
Bison Bede began making stairlifts in 1981. At first Bison stairlifts were manufactured for the NHS and local authorities. They were then sold through approved dealers across the UK. They offered several straight stairlift models, such as the Bison Classic and the Bison Compact, which was replaced later by the Bison 50. The Bison 80 was the first curved stairlift to operate on a modular rail system.
The company was acquired by Acorn Stairlifts in November 2007 and its factory ceased production in 2009. The Bison 80 modular rail concept was adopted by Acorn for their Acorn 180 model.
Many people still have a Bison stairlift installed in their homes and used Bison models are sometimes advertised for sale. Unfortunately spare parts for Bison stairlifts are no longer available. So if a Bison stairlift develops a fault and needs repairs it is usually necessary to replace it with a new stairlift.