• Lifts
    • Overview
    • Passenger lifts
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger lift for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger lift solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger lift for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 is our lift for mid-rise residential and commercial buildings that features striking interiors, flexible sizes, and effective performance options.

      • Schindler 6000

        The Schindler 6000 is our premium commercial lift that combines the latest technology, high-end finishes, larger capacities and custom designs.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger lift for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & other lifts
      • Schindler 2400

        It can be used anywhere. In shopping centres & convention buildings, in airports & train stations, in hotels & offices. An absolutely presentable freight lift.

      • Schindler 2500

        The Schindler 2500 bed lift is sophisticated, to the last detail. It fulfils all the demands you could expect in hospitals, clinics, retirement and nursing homes.

      • Schindler 2600

        Discover the Schindler 2600 freight lift for warehouses, shopping centres or industrial facilities. It makes moving heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernisation
      • Overview

        Our modernisation solutions are expertly designed to improve your lift's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency. We focus on what is essential and what is required.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus lift is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

      • Schindler 6500

        The Schindler 6500 features advanced traffic management and a range of design options, for easy modernisation.

      • Minor Modernisation

        Schindler ID Modernisation Overlay converts the existing lift control system so that our Miconic 10 technology can be readily integrated, before the modernisation work even begins.

      • Partial Modernisation

        We modernise your lift to meet your specific needs. We focus on what is essential, with utmost flexibility, quickly and quietly.

    • Destination control
      • PORT lift

        PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another, a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services make it possible to turn your lifts into communication platforms. New possibilities to advertise!

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        This in-car media solution for lifts provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time, with minimal effort and maximum attention.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        The Schindler Ahead SmartMirror is both a mirror and a screen for entertainment or information. This new in-lift multimedia experience will change the way passengers enjoy their travel.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        We created the Schindler Ahead AdScreen to maximise your advertising effect with every lift trip.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Explore our solutions that help keep lifts sanitary and safe.

      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives lift passengers the control to interact with lifts using their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses in lifts reducing the risk transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in lift cabins is sanitised and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall lets passengers select their destination with a simple wave of the hand.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is an antibacterial protective film that covers lift cabin surfaces that are often touched by passengers, such as the buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        With Schindler CleanSpace, you can adjust the maximum load capacity in lifts to keep cars from becoming overcrowded.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        The Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens, and the stylish, mirrored glass panel transforms user-lift interaction into a unique, visual experience.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Overview
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping centres in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for saving time in long passageways.

    • Modernisation
      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modular modernisation kits

        Schindler has developed a special range of modular modernisation kits. At lower cost than for a new installation, we can make your old unit fast & reliable.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

  • Services
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

        Learn about the people, traditions, and values that motivate us to tackle the urban mobility challenges of the 21st century.

      • Inclusion and diversity

        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

      • Society

        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the lift and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Find out more about what makes Schindler a great company to work for through key facts and stats.

    • Why Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – competitive salaries are just the start!

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

      • Training

        The key to maintaining Schindler’s proud legacy is by making sure that all our people – at every level – remain trained and ready.

      • Career development programme

        Discover how we take our most talented professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need talents with maturity and skill. Seasoned professionals make our lift service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler – whatever your specialisation or area of interest!

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A fascinating story…

In our more than 150-year history, we have grown from a local manufacturer of machines into a global lift and escalator business. On the way, we have shaped the industry, defined best practice as a mobility provider and as an employer, and prospered in a highly competitive global environment. The story begins in a workshop in Lucerne in 1874...

1874 - 1900

1874: Robert Schindler (pictured) and Eduard Villiger establish the collective joint partnership: Schindler & Villiger. 

1883: Move to the newly built plant at Sentimattstrasse in Lucerne. 

1892: The first electric lift with belt drive is built.

1901 - 1920

1901: Robert Schindler sells the company to his nephew Alfred Schindler (pictured). 

1906: Schindler & Cie. o.H.G, the first subsidiary outside of Switzerland, is established in Berlin. 

1915: Schindler starts production of lift motors. 

1920: The name of the company changes to Kommandit-AG Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge- und Maschinenfabrik mit Giesserei.

1921 - 1940

1925: The company name changes to Kommanditaktiengesellschaft Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge und Maschinenfabrik.

1929: PARS Finanz AG in Hergiswil, Switzerland, is founded. 

1936: Schindler installs the first escalator. 

1937: Death of Alfred Schindler. His son, Alfred F. Schindler (pictured) takes over management of the company.

1941 - 1960

1945: Schindler Waggon AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, is established. 

1952: Schindler launches the Directronic drive. 

1957: Transfer to new headquarters in Ebikon (pictured). 

1960: Schindler acquires the Schweizerische Wagons- und Aufzügefabrik Schlieren (SWS).

1961 - 1980

1965: Launch of Dynatron drive. 

1971: Trading in shares of Schindler Holding AG on the main Zurich Stock Exchange begins. 

1974: Joint venture with Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd in Hong Kong. 

1980: First industrial joint venture of the People’s Republic of China with a western company (pictured). China Schindler Elevator Co. is established in Beijing.

1981 - 2000

1985:  Alfred N. Schindler, Luc Bonnard and Dr. Uli Sigg are elected executive directors and take over the management of the company. 

1990: World’s first hall call destination system, Miconic 10 (pictured). 

1998: Schindler separates from the rolling stock business

1998: Schindler takes over the Haushahn Group in Stuttgart, Germany. 

1999: Schindler acquires 63.64% of the shares of Elevadores Atlas S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2001 - Today

2003: Launch of SchindlerID, a new traffic-management and access-control technology. 

2009: Introduction of Transit Management System, the PORT Technology. 

2014: Opening of new factories in China (pictured) and India. 

2014: Schindler acquires a majority in Joint Venture with XJ-Schindler (Xuchang) Elevator Co. Ltd, China. 

2017: Silvio Napoli becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

2017: Launch of new digital platform “Schindler Ahead”

2018: Launch of breakthrough Robotics Installation System for Elevators (R.I.S.E).

2019 - 2021: Launch of new Schindler product lines based on modular elevator concept

Our Logo over the years

The success story of the Schindler logo began in 1910, when Alfred Schindler – grandfather of the former Chairman, Alfred N. Schindler – designed the first logo with a young employee named Maxime Chatel. It originally shows a compass at the bottom and the year the company was founded.

Today, the Schindler logo with its name, symbol and colours is built on tradition and reflects our brand values.


The first logo's circular shape symbolised perfection, the compass at the bottom, precision and the art of engineering. Inside the compass is the year the company was founded.


In 1925 the logo was simplified and officially registered. The original compass image was made more abstract and reduced to two lines.


The Schindler logo was changed in 1974 – after nearly 50 years – to be darker and easier to read and recognise. You might still see this logo today on lifts installed prior to the 1990s.


The Schindler logo was radically redesigned and modernised in 1985 with red stripes as the dominant motif. These vertical stripes were meant to symbolise the vertical transformation of the core business.


The traditional Schindler logo shape returned in 2006 with the company name in the same red as the “stripe logo” 20 years before.

By being three-dimensional, it communicates dynamic movement. Its colour reflects the utmost in technical precision and quality.