A FAMILY BUSINESS MAKING LADDERS FOR OVER 70 YEARS...

LFI is a 4th generation family business with over 70 years experience manufacturing ladders & access equipment. Based at our 4 acre site in Newent, Gloucestershire, we are proud of our heritage and success supplying ladders into industry.


With many years of involvement with with UK’s access industry through the Ladder Association, we aim to drive up safety standards whilst developing better ways to work at height.

We are a dynamic & evolving business, always putting the needs of our customers first and as a Great British manufacturer, you can rest assured we have quality at the heart of everything we do. Not only are we Kitemark accredited to ISO9001:2015, we have a culture of continuous improvement and always looking for ways to do things better.

Please take a look through our website and don’t hesitate to Contact Us if there is something we can help you with.

A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT WE DO...

A LITTLE HISTORY...

1947

Humble beginnings

Trevor Lane started making ladders in his shed for local builders, sourcing timber from the Forest of Dean.
1948

Humble beginnings

LFI was incorporated after demand grew
1971

Factory Moved to Newent

LFI took over the site from Lancaster Saw Mills on Horesfair Lane
1980s

Leader in Pole Ladders

LFI acquired Gough Ladders and Hyde & Clements to secure dominant position manufacturing & supplying timber pole ladders
1990s

Development of Aluminium Products

With the aquisition of Chapman Alloy Products and heavy investment in new buildings and machinery, LFI started it’s journey into the manufacturing and supply of aluminium ladders and steps
2000s

Launch of TuFF : Steel

LFI develop and launch a precision engineered steel ladder for heavy duty use within scaffolding
2010s

Investment and Growth

New people, new buildings and new products – LFI continues to innovate and develop safe new ways to work at height.
2020s

New Brand and lots of new products coming on line....stay tuned!