• Lifts
    • Overview
    • Passenger lifts
      • Schindler 1000

        The Schindler 1000 is our practical passenger lift for low-rise residential buildings. It's simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        The Schindler 3000 is our all-round passenger lift that matches form with function. It's the perfect lift for 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

        The Schindler 7000 is our premium passenger lift for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures and skyscrapers.

    • Freight & other lifts
      • Schindler 2400

        The Schindler 2400 is our extra-large service lift that can transport both people and goods. Designed for high-traffic areas, it's the workhorse that never complains.

      • Schindler 2500

        The Schindler 2500 is our bed lift that provides bump-free entry and exit for the comfortable transport of patients in hospital beds or wheelchairs.

      • Schindler 2600

        The Schindler 2600 is our cargo freight lift for warehouses, shopping centres and industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernisation
      • Overview

        Explore our comprehensive lift modernisation and building renovation solutions; engineered to enhance your lift's performance and aesthetics.

      • ReStore solution

        Restore your lift with our modernisation solution which replaces critical electrical components to upgrade the efficiency and performance of your equipment.

      • ReNew solution

        Renew your lift with our modernisation solution including a new controller, inverter, fixtures, and machine upgrade to ensure a smoother ride experience.

      • RePlace solution

        Replace your existing lift with our modernisation replacement solutions. Enjoy improved equipment operation, plus digitally enhanced mobility.

      • Individual components

        Upgrade individual lift components like drives and cabin doors to reduce operating costs, satisfy tenants and increase your long-term property value.

    • Destination control
      • Schindler PORT Lift

        Schindler PORT Lift is our advanced destination dispatch system that ensures minimal waiting times and optimal passenger comfort.

      • Schindler myPORT

        Schindler myPORT is an app facilitating seamless building navigation through personalised lift calls, access, and visitor management.

      • Schindler PORT Access

        Schindler PORT Access offers seamless transitions from lifts to secure terminals, ensuring convenient access control for a hassle-free experience.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services transform lifts into communication platforms, offering a creative opportunity to advertise and entertain lift users.

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead MediaScreen solution inside and outside the lift cabin provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our Schindler Ahead SmartMirror in-lift multimedia solution is both: a mirror and screen for passenger entertainment or information.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead AdScreen solution maximises your advertising impact with a special display screen inside the lift cabin.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Our CleanMobility solutions ensure lift safety through touchless operation and products that promote a sanitary environment.

      • ElevateMe App

        With Schindler’s ElevateMe mobile app, building tenants and guests can call a lift and select their destination right from their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar lift solution uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of 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 solution lets passengers select their lift destination with a simple wave of the hand. No need to touch a button anymore.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is a specially designed antibacterial film that ensures hygiene on frequently touched lift surfaces, including buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        Schindler CleanSpace allows you to adjust lift load capacity, preventing overcrowding and ensuring a safer travel experience.

      • Schindler PORT & myPORT

        With Schindler PORT and myPORT, your visitors can navigate their way through the building's lift using only their phone or personal access card.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        Our Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens and the mirrored glass panel transforms your lift interaction into a unique, visual experience.

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

        The Schindler 9300 escalator with enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings is ideal 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, subways 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

        The Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk is ideal for meeting the public transportation requirements of facilities like airports and subway stations.

    • 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

        With Schindler InTruss, we extract the existing escalator or moving walk, keeping its truss in place. A new unit is then assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modular kits

        We offer modular modernisation kits in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance. At lower cost than a new installation, we can make your old escalators or moving walks fast & reliable.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Our Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro solution helps keep handrails clean and reduces bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

  • Services
  • Careers
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    • 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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Schindler PORT

The Schindler PORT Technology revolutionises the science of optimising traffic flow through a building while offering personalised service and access control.

How does it work?

Perfection is quite a challenge in a modern facility where each trip may involve taking one or more means of vertical transport, obtaining access to secure areas, navigating to unfamiliar offices and so on – all the while just wanting to be at your destination and get on with the job at hand.

With The PORT Technology by Schindler, the Personal Transit Management system, the travellers’ only requirement is to simply communicate their identity and required destination at a PORT Terminal. The PORT Technology takes care of the rest by planning and executing a seamless journey using an optimal route designed to take the shortest possible time to complete.

Key features

Among the standard features included in The PORT Technology are a number of advanced options to further tailor the system to your needs.

The PORT barrier

PORT Technology was designed to bring a new dimension to the use of barriers in the building entry process. With PORT, not only can each entrant be verified as valid but a lift for their preferred destination floor can be ordered and its identity communicated, right at the barrier. And, because this is a PORT control, we can guarantee that the lift will provide the best possible journey in the prevailing traffic conditions.

RFID entry

Each PORT is equipped with a reader which can communicate with any compatible Radio Frequency device ranging from a simple card to a smartphone. This can be used to provide special features during normal lift operation or, when the PORT is incorporated into a barrier, to provide an access control system which is fully integrated with the lifts.

Predictive parking

Parking can be configured such that the system uses real-time statistical data to determine the most likely demand floors during the current time period and parks the lifts accordingly. Alternatively the customer can pre-define parking floors.

Anti-passback

When the PORT is used in conjunction with a barrier, this feature prevents a user passing their card back across the barrier to facilitate entry of another person by invalidating the second transaction at this barrier or any others nearby.

Forward credentialing

This optional feature is to discourage passengers from entering into a cabin, for example with a colleague, without using their badge. If a passenger boards a lift without using their badge, a sanction is applied when this badge is used again. This may range from a warning message on the PORT screen to a requirement to reset the badge at the security desk in the lobby.


Advanced features

Double-deck

In many tall buildings it is desirable to maximise lift hoistway usage by deploying double-deck lifts. With conventional systems these can prove very frustrating for the user as, for example, a lower-deck cabin stops repeatedly because of a service requirement at the upper-deck or there is confusion as to what cab must be entered at a lobby. With The PORT Technology this issue is virtually removed. Since we know all the passengers and their destinations in advance the double-deck lifts do not stop more often than single deck lifts. In addition the advanced signalisation provided by the PORT screen eliminates any passenger confusion.

Shuttle control

A shuttle service between two floors can appear to be the simplest of lift operations. In fact if it is not optimised there is potential to transport far fewer people than theoretical capacity and cause long waiting times. The PORT Technology Shuttle control uses passenger volume assessment tools to set up an advanced service pattern that at all times maximises the flow through the system while minimising wait times.

Crowd prevention

In a sky lobby environment where passengers are being delivered to the area by lifts from the main lobby and then re-boarded into lifts to higher floors there is always a concern that overcrowding may occur. By comparing the number of people delivered to the sky lobby with the number leaving the system can detect this possibility and reduce the delivery volume until space has been created.

Emergency evacuation

Since The PORT Technology knows who has been delivered to each floor it can build up a picture of the population distribution at each floor. In the event of the need to evacuate, the system can decide which floors can be evacuated via the stairwells without overcrowding and advise those occupants to take them using its screen. At other floors it can offer a lift evacuation and, since it knows the population, can bring enough lifts to take everyone on a specific floor at once thus avoiding panic.

Peak performance booster

In normal circumstances the lift configuration is designed to provide excellent service to its occupants. There may be times, however, due to an unusual influx of visitors or large-scale loss of lift cabs (for example due to construction) when this is no longer the case. Using the advance communications capability of The PORT Technology, passengers can be instructed to either walk down one flight of stairs to pick up their lift or be delivered one flight above their destination. This would be undertaken to combine required stops and therefore, by making lifts more rapidly available, to significantly increase the handling capacity of the units.

Energy control option (ECO mode)

During low traffic periods, a typical lift system, in an attempt to minimise waiting times, will assign individuals their own cab. Since a lift is counterbalanced at half load, this results in many trips with highly unbalanced loads and consequently high energy consumption. In ECO mode “low traffic” trips are planned to allow for reasonable rather than minimal waiting times. This means that all lifts are not needed thereby providing significant energy savings which are increased by biassing the number of passengers per car to be as close to the balanced load as possible.

Reporting

For customers who have the need of detailed information relating to the operation of their system, a comprehensive reporting package is available.

Benefits

Performance

Especially suited to large lift groups or straight-line configurations in heavy-traffic commercial buildings, PORT can increase handling capacity and reduce travel times – each by up to 35%.

Comfort

PORT reduces crowding both in the lobby and inside the car, by allocating passengers to individual floors. PORT offers fully integrated building access, and myPORT – lift control and security building access from your smartphone.

Save energy

The PORT Technology ECO monitors the traffic conditions continuously and keeps average waiting times below or at the specified level, while saving the maximum amount of energy possible.

Freedom & Flexibility

With Schindler's PORT Technology, you have the potential to remove many of the existing constraints on interior layouts, thereby allowing you greater freedom when designing the next generation of buildings.

Touchless operation

The PORT Technology offers different ways to travel through buildings without ever touching a lift or even a door.


Transit Management

Best-in-class traffic management

PORT Transit Management represents a major expansion of system capability from the baseline PORT. From initial building entry through onward travel and finally exit a truly integrated solution, enabling secure and convenient travel is available. It includes a range of terminals, with specialised applications for visitors, parking, doors, offices and residences.