Brig-Ayd Controls are the UK's leading manufacture and supplier of Wheelchair lifts, Hand controls, Steering knobs, Throttle and Brake controls, Clutch systems, and other Driving aids for disabled drivers and passengers, Brig-Ayd Controls have specialised in car adaptations for the disabled since 1975 generating more than thirty years experience.
We offer a wide range of equipment to allow disabled people to use almost any make or model of vehicle. Our equipment is manufactured at Brig-Ayd Controls in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire and is made to the highest engineering standard. Safety and reliability are the major factors influencing the design and fitting of our equipment, so giving years of trouble free service to our customers.
It was in the late 1950's that Peter Briggs, Owen's father first adapted a car to meet the needs of a disabled driver. His wife, who had contracted polio, had bought a new Mini. Peter, a chartered engineer who worked on servo systems for radar guidance during the war, used this experience to design and fit servo assisted hand controls with hydraulic links to the pedals of her car. Years later, after he had started trading as Brig-Ayd Controls, these servo systems formed the basis of many early adaptations and provided years of trouble free motoring for many disabled drivers.
Peter was joined by his son Owen in 1983 and in due course by his other son Brian. With their combined engineering expertise the business expanded and is now run by Owen and his wife Denise. The business, with its large fulltime staff is now directly involved in the conversion of over 5000 vehicles a year for disabled drivers and passengers and manufactures over 2500 wheelchair hoists and lifting aids per year.
From our base in Hertfordshire and in conjunction with our extensive chain of experienced fitters and installers throughout the UK, inland and mainland Europe, our aim is to provide our customers with a quality product and a personalised service at a competitive price.
Brig-Ayd Controls offer expert supply and installation of wheelchair and scooter hoists for a wide range of vehicles, plus disabled driving aids for cars spanning Audi to Volkswagen and many in between.
At Brig-Ayd our goal is to give customers the freedom and independence they desire and we are the UK's leading manufacturer of lifting and disabled driving aids for those with restricted ability. Whatever your age or disability, our products have been specifically designed to make travel more accessible, and whether you're a driver or passenger we can transform how you use your car. From scooter and wheelchair hoists that quickly and easily lift your power-chair into your vehicle, to hand and foot controls for wide range of cars we're confident we have a solution for your individual needs.
Brig-Ayd is well known throughout the UK and we have fitters across the country and into Europe, offering swift and efficient installation of scooter hoists and driving aids at their own premises or via mobile workshops that can travel to you. All our wheelchair hoists and disabled driving aids are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest possible standards and our nationwide fitters are trained to provide fast and neat results every time.
Our organisation is customer-led and we believe in offering the most comprehensive service when you call us for disabled driving aids or wheelchair hoists - nothing is too much trouble and we have a long list of satisfied clients who recommend us to friends and family alike just click through to our Testimonials page for a few examples.
Brig-Ayd Controls are responsible for over 5000 vehicle adaptations per year, and we keep our prices very competitive, offering some of the most affordable disabled driving aids available. Our team of expert fitters provide any help and guidance you need regarding wheelchair and scooter hoists, and you can call us for a demo on 0800 0147522.