Who we are

We gladly tell you the origin of Tiller BV.

Strong, weak, young, old: everyone must be able to lift heavy things without suffering back pain. That is the mission of Tiller® and the reason why Herman van der Helm came up with the idea to develop the liftmobile. When Herman himself suffered back pain, he discovered that there was no device that could take over lifting from him. So he came up with one himself. His daughter Laura van der Helm, graduated in Industrial Product Design, helped out. Together they designed the liftmobile: an electric trolley with a lifting function. In 2009 they were so far that the liftmobile was ready for the market and met all safety standards and requirements. They introduced it under the name Tiller®.

Certificates and awards

And with success. In the years that followed, the liftmobile won all kinds of awards in the field of innovation and healthy working. Think of the Arbotip. This is a designation from sector institute Gezond Transport for innovative products that improve working conditions in the transport and logistics sector. The jury called the liftmobile "a valuable tool" and the combination of lifting function and truck "innovative".

Tiller® also received the 2nd prize of the Safe Working Better Innovation Award. This Award is an incentive prize for companies that demonstrate that innovation is necessary, possible and necessary. Other awards Tiller® received for its lifting mobility include:
  • the third prize in the Consumer Products category of the Accenture Innovation Awards (2012)
  • de Prix spécial du jury, Lumières de l'innovation (CAPEB France, 2012)
  • the Technishow Innovation Award (2012)
  • the gold medal of Salon des Inventions (Geneva, 2011)
  • No 58 in SMEs innovation top 100 (2011)
  • Winner pitch match “Bij ons in de BV” (2010)
  • 1 out of 10 nominees for the Herman Wijffels Innovatieprijs (2010)


Soon after the market introduction in the Netherlands, the liftmobile also entered the international market. Meanwhile, the Tiller® designed liftmobile is available in many countries including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan and Poland.