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Welcome at Urilift International BV

Urilift International BV is a specialised innovative, problem-solving company with a wealth of experience in public sanitary facilities. Urilift BV is the inventor and patent holder of the Urilift, the semi-permanent toilet which local councils at home and abroad can be proud of. Above all, Urilift International BV is a partner for all its clients during the entire life of the sanitary facilities it provides.

Our company philosophy means that our clients solve all all their public toilet problems in exactly the way they want, without having to deal with a whole range of different companies and contact persons.

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World's first combined urinal for men and women on the Dam in Amsterdam

Apeldoorn, 22 March 2016 - The world's first women's urinal is in a very special location: near the Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam. By introducing the UriLift Combi, Amsterdam city council is meeting a demand heard globally, for freely accessible toilet facilities for women: the pop-up sanitary unit features 2 men's urinals and 1 women's urinal. The UriLift Combi will be introduced on Thursday 24 March 2016.

This facility has been installed in order to prevent partygoers from publicly urinating on and around the Dam, wherever possible. The UriLift Combi provides a legal alternative for anyone needing to urinate.

Hospitality for men and women alike

worlds_first_combined_urinal_for_men_and_women_on_the_dam_in_amsterdamA hospitable city invites guests and offers them suitable facilities. When the night economy is in full swing, people drink more and therefore need to urinate more. Women are no exception to the rule. The UriLift Combi features two men's urinals and one women's urinal. In daytime, the sanitary unit is contained in the ground, and is therefore not an obstacle for shoppers and (daytime) tourists.

Female-friendly all time first for Amsterdam

Although urinating in public is generally a male issue, the UriLift Combi is Amsterdam city council's answer to a demand heard globally, for freely accessible toilet facilities for women. Thanks to this innovative invention by UriLift b.v., the days that public urinals were for men only are finally in the past. The city of Amsterdam is proud to be the first to introduce this female-friendly facility.

150 visitors per hour

The UriLift Combi was designed to facilitate many visitors within a short period of time. The sanitary unit with its 3 urinals has an average capacity of 150 people per hour. In comparison: an average public toilet can accommodate 20 visitors per hour.


Good sanitary solutions result in less aggressive behaviour towards law enforcement officers and passersby who tackle offenders about their behaviour. Law enforcers can point people in the right direction instead of fining them. It is a positive approach, which offers many advantages:

  • * considerably less damage to buildings and less stench problems
  • * fewer corrective measures required
  • * removal of a cause of nightly problems caused by noise and aggression

Proven effective

Urilift b.v. is a leading global company in public sanitation, and offers a total package of public toilet facilities, including the internationally famous and patented pop-up urinals: the UriLifts. Since being introduced in 2000, the Single, Double and Triple pop-up UriLifts and the pop-up toilet have proven very effective in cities at home and abroad. For references, check www.urilift.nl

External gas cause of explosion of UriLift Amsterdam

Apeldoorn, 16 December 2014 - An investigation by the Labour Inspectorate into the cause of the explosion which took place on 29 November last, has shown there to be no malfunctioning and therefore no design fault in the UriLift.

Gas monitoring, conducted by KIWA Technologie BV, detected an increased concentration of gas. Further investigation by Net manager Liander indicated an external gas leak, in the direct vicinity of the UriLift. Liander has since rectified the gas leak in the gas pipeline network.

Director Marco Schimmel: “The investigation by the Labour Inspectorate and KIWA confirms our initial suspicions, that the cause of the explosion was to be sought externally. UriLifts have been in use since 2000, and there has never been an explosion. Under normal circumstances, a UriLift cannot cause an explosion: a UriLift does not make use of gas after all, and is also not connected to a gas network."

UriLift is a big success in Esbjerg, Denmark

Mads Peter H. Sørensen, Technical and Environmental Department:

We (all citizens in the town) are very happy with the UriLift. Every night at about 22.00 the UriLift is activated by personnel from a bar nearby (they have a remote). Next morning the street-sweepers clean it from empty cans, glass etc. and lower it down with their remote. They also activate the self-cleaning-system, so the UriLift is clean when it is activated in the evening. It is still looking just as good as it looks when it was new. No scratches and so.

The UriLift has been used everyday since the year of installing (2004). And it is being used a lot, specially in the weekends. We have practically no complains. It is used without problems. There has been some small maintenance on some of the hydraulic valves (noting last forever), but not many.

If clients are interested to have a look at the UriLift, they are welcome.

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Islington Council install a Urilift at tube station Farringdon/ Super nightclub The Fabric

Operations Management of Islington’s Street Environment Services :

“Islington Council install a pop-up “Urilift” urinal at the corner of St John St and Cowcross Street. The site is particularly suited for the Fabric queue, and by being visible, will be far better known than the temporary urinals that Islington has been installing on Friday and Saturday nights in the area.

This is a response to years of complaints by local people about the sight, and consequences, of clubbers and drinkers urinating in the street and various alleys off them, and recent efforts to get licensed premises to take more responsibility for their customers. It is quite normal to see drinkers outside pubs relieving themselves in the street - rather than using the facilities inside which are available to them.”


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Guildford: Pop-up urinal set to solve a 'wee' problem By Vita Millers, 30/ 7/2008

‘DISAPPEARING’ urinal are due to be built in Guildford town centre, in a bid to crack down on men urinating in public after a night out.

This week the borough council was given the go-ahead to spend £54,000 installing a toilet unit, known as a Urilift, in North Street near Friary Passage. It will be the first of its kind to be used in Surrey.

The two-metre high, stainless steel construction containing three urinals, will be stored underground during the day. It will pop up at 10pm and drop down again at approximately 3am every day.

The only 24-hour public toilets currently in the town centre, are in Bedford Road car park, but as they are not close to the North Street taxi rank, it is believed the shortage of loos contributes to the public urination.

Urinating on the streets

A council spokesman said: “We intend to use the pop-up loo to tackle the problem of people urinating in shop doorways and on the streets of our town centre.

“Guildford’s retailers and the council’s street cleaning crews spend a great deal of time washing and disinfecting areas that have been affected by this problem.”

The issue of men relieving themselves in public has been something Guildford authorities have been trying to tackle for number of years. In response to the problem, Surrey Police launched a “waterbus” in 2004, which is a portable water tank fully equipped with buckets, brooms and disinfectant. People caught urinating indiscriminately can choose either to clean up after themselves or face possible arrest. The scheme was relaunched this summer. Last week a man refused to clean up his mess and was issued with a £80 fine.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “We think that the Urilift will be a positive thing for the town centre. “If they’re used properly, they will be of benefit to the community and generally people using the town at night.”

Town centre incidents of urinating include a man who was caught relieving himself through the letterbox of a house in Walnut Tree Close, last November. Last December, a man threatened to beat up bouncers outside a Guildford nightclub, before urinating in an alleyway.

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