Vision and Values

Schindler – Your First Choice

Who We Are

Elevators - and escalators - made tall buildings possible, and tall buildings gave rise to the cities that house over half the world’s population today.

More than 140 years ago, Robert Schindler founded a small family engineering company and built his first elevator. It was powered by water. Much has changed.

Today, Schindler elevators and escalators are powered using Power Factor 1 inverters and permanent magnet gearless hoisting machines, with microprocessors assuring optimum passenger handling capacity. We operate in over 100 countries and manufacture our equipment through a global network of latest-technology production facilities.

Yet despite the many changes of the past 140 years, our values and ambitions remain constant. Schindler is still a family-run company, built on family values and principles. And we still have the same unerring commitment to using the skills, resources and exceptional abilities of our worldwide family of experts to make tomorrow’s world of megacities not just possible, but better every day.

Who are we? We are Schindler: engineers, pioneers, innovators and visionaries – a very large family of urban mobility specialists dedicated to make tomorrow’s world a better place to live in.

We are always at your service, and we will never stop trying to be Your First Choice.