Established in more than 40 countries worldwide, loft ladders remain our flagship product and DOLLE is recognised as the market leader in Europe for timber loft ladders. We also produce modular, spiral and space saving staircases as well as a comprehensive range of banisters under the PROVA brand.
DOLLE was established in 1951 by Carl Dolle focused on the manufacturing of a simple range of wooden products which quickly expanded towards high quality component parts. At the beginning of the 1980’s, Carl Dolle made the decision change the direction for the future of the business. Along with his Danish business partner Erik Torrild, he began the staircase manufacturing in Frøstrup, Denmark and they formed their loft ladder manufacturing under the name DHW. The business was now fully focused on helping people create space and gaining a safe way to the loft area. Later, in 1992 the name of manufacturing company was changed into DOLLE to have a uniform brand appearance worldwide.
The Danish factory covers more than 18,000 m2 and uses modern technology as the nerve centre for our production with two unique and highly automated production lines for loft ladders. The plant is certified according to ISO 9001, ladders and stairs are regularly removed from the ongoing production and examined to ensure the highest quality standards are met with all DOLLE attic ladders produced in accordance with the guidelines of EN14975.
In 1988 DOLLE introduced to market our first take-home spiral staircases based on the unit construction principle, and in 1997 the production of wooden modular staircases began to complete the range.
More than 300 dedicated employees take part in the production of Dolle products at our three factories in Denmark, China and the Ukraine. The Chinese factory based in Suzhou is responsible for manufacturing metal components and the main centre for the production of our PROVA handrail and banister system. Based in Uxhgood our Ukraine production operates our full timber supply chain including forestry, sawmilling and manufacturing of FSC certified solid wood components which move on to our Danish factory. Each factory specialises in a specific task throughout the production process and operates in partnership with a strong network of sourcing partners.
For more than 60 years DOLLE has been "the safe way up!" This success is not only thanks to the vision and creativity of Carl Dolle, but also to the commitment of all employees at the DOLLE Group. Not forgetting the loyalty of all the customers who in partnership have accompanied DOLLE on our journey. We are ready to meet your design needs and provide you with inspiration and the room for a simpler more comfortable life.