• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Elevator finder

        Find the ideal Schindler elevator for your new installation building requirements.

      • Schindler 3100 low-rise

        The Schindler 3100 is a cost-effective, machine room less traction elevator for two- to three-story buildings.

      • Schindler 3300 low- to mid-rise

        The Schindler 3300 MRL traction elevator for low- to mid-rise buildings is the ideal hydraulic elevator alternative.

      • Schindler 3300 XL low- to mid-rise

        The Schindler 3300 XL traction elevator delivers more space with capacities ranging from 3,500 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. General purpose and hospital service applications available.

      • Schindler 5500 mid-rise

        The Schindler 5500 is a high-performance, gearless MRL traction elevator for mid-rise buildings. It offers glass and bare car options too.

      • Schindler 7000 high-rise

        The Schindler 7000 traction elevator for high-rise buildings fits the need of taller buildings with even more efficient and innovative mobility solutions.

      • Schindler 330A hydraulic

        The Schindler 330A holeless hydraulic elevator is the smarter, more efficient solution for a wide range of low-rise applications.

    • Freight & custom elevators
    • Modernization
      • Overview

        A Schindler elevator modernization can help improve your equipment's reliability, performance, and aesthetics.

      • Schindler HXpress low-rise

        A Schindler HXpress hydraulic elevator modernization delivers improved performance and reliability to low-rise buildings.

      • Schindler 6400 mid-rise

        A Schindler 6400 elevator modernization brings the benefits of gearless technology and Schindler's suspension traction media (STM) to mid-rise buildings.

      • Schindler Miconic TX high-rise

        With a total modernization or phased approach, Schindler's products and expertise can bring your high-rise elevators up to their best performance.

      • Elevator upgrades

        Choose from a variety of affordable, versatile elevator upgrades that can enhance safety, boost performance, and improve aesthetics.

      • Energy savings

        A Schindler elevator upgrade can improve reliability and aesthetics while helping reduce energy consumption.

      • Capital planning & financing

        Let us help you develop a customized capital plan to upgrade and modernize your elevators over time.

      • Destination interface

        A destination interface elevator modernization converts conventional controls to destination dispatching, giving you all the benefits of Schindler PORT quickly and easily.

    • Destination control
      • Schindler PORT

        Schindler PORT optimizes traffic flow, alleviates congestion, and reduces elevator wait times while offering personalized service and access control.

      • Schindler myPORT

        With the Schindler myPORT smartphone app, users gain convenience, security, and comfort with features that can be programmed to verify user identity and summon an elevator based on user needs and preferences.

      • References

        Hear from customers who've installed or modernized their elevators with Schindler PORT.

    • CleanMobility solutions
      • Overview

        Clean and touchless products for elevators. Simple to use and easy to install, Schindler CleanMobility products can accommodate nearly any type of installation.

      • ElevateMe App

        With Schindler’s ElevateMe mobile app, users can call elevators and select their destinations on their own smartphones.

      • CleanAir Ion

        Schindler CleanAir Ion cleans the air inside passenger elevator cabins, providing continuous reduction of airborne viruses and bacteria.

      • CleanCall Hover

        Schindler CleanCall Hover lets passengers call elevators or select their destinations by hovering their finger over elevator pushbuttons.

      • CleanCall Grid

        Schindler CleanCall Grid provides a touchless option for elevator passengers to place their landing floor request on the Car Operating Panel.

      • CleanCall HoloVoice

        Schindler CleanCall HoloVoice supplements elevator pushbuttons with fully functioning virtual hologram buttons and voice command capability.

      • CleanCall Wave

        Schindler CleanCall Wave motion-activated elevator fixtures allow passengers to place elevator calls with a wave of their hand.

      • CleanCall Tap

        Schindler CleanCall Tap foot-activated elevator fixtures allow passengers to place elevator calls with a tap of their foot.

      • Touchless Operation

        Schindler’s Touchless Elevator Operation option eliminates the need for passengers to press any buttons.

      • Visual Guidance Options

        Schindler CleanMobility decals can help manage elevator traffic while assisting passengers in finding and assuming positioning that may help reduce exposure to communicable germs and viruses.

  • Escalators & Moving walkways
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300AE

        The Schindler 9300AE escalator is ideally suited for commercial applications, but can also be adapted for transport applications including stadiums, airports, and exhibition halls.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is ideal for large public spaces with high-traffic demands such as airports, subways, and railroad stations.

    • Moving walkways
      • Overview

        Schindler moving walkways combine comfort with safe, rapid horizontal and inclined transportation, and are ideal for use wherever the elimination of long walks is desired.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        The Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk is the ideal solution for public transportation lengths up to 328 feet.

      • Schindler 9500 inclined

        The Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk is one of the most efficient moving walks in retail applications and requires minimal installation space.

    • Modernization
      • InTruss

        The Schindler InTruss escalator upgrade solution uses your existing truss and turns your old escalators into better than new condition.

      • Replacement

        Replace your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler escalators - both an affordable and efficient solution.

      • Upgrades

        Schindler offers upgrades in all different areas to make your escalators run smoother, safer, and more reliably.

      • Capital planning & financing

        Let us help you develop a customized capital plan to upgrade your escalators and moving walks over time.

    • CleanMobility solutions
      • Handrail options

        Explore our Schindler CleanMobility handrail options for escalators and moving walks.

  • Services
    • Maintenance
      • Overview

        Extend the lifetime of your elevators, escalators, and moving walks. Our maintenance plans and repair services are tailored to fit your building needs, no matter what brand or model.

      • Service programs

        Explore Schindler's preventive maintenance options for elevators, escalators, and moving walks. Schindler service programs have the flexibility to adapt to your building's unique environment and requirements.

      • Portfolio Management

        Schindler's Ahead ActionBoard tool for building owners/managers provides real-time access to performance and maintenance records for your elevators & escalators. Our mobile app puts it in the palm of your hand.

    • Repair
      • Elevator upgrades

        Choose from a variety of affordable, versatile upgrades for elevators that can enhance safety, boost performance and improve aesthetics.

      • Escalator upgrades

        Schindler offers upgrades in all different areas in order to make your escalators run smoother, safer and more reliably.

    • Strategic Accounts
    • Digital Services
      • Overview

        Schindler Ahead is the digital building solution that connects elevators, escalators, and moving walks to the IoT Cloud.

      • Schindler Ahead solutions

        Schindler Ahead offers three equipment service level options for elevators, escalators, and moving walks to meet your budget, monitoring, and diagnostic needs.

      • Schindler VCS

        The Schindler Visual Communication System (VCS) brings enhanced safety and convenience for passengers, while meeting the latest elevator emergency communications code requirements.

      • Schindler SafeCall

        Alleviate the worry of failed elevator inspections due to phone line non-compliance while enjoying responsiveness and potential cost savings.

  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

        Learn about the people, traditions and values that enable 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.

      • Our values

        Some things never go out of style. Our values support everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

      • Society

        Help us transform the world of tomorrow. We’re looking for high-powered digital natives ready to meet society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Facts and figures

        Discover what makes Schindler a great company to work for through key facts and stats.

    • Why Schindler
      • Benefits

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

      • Training

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

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. At Schindler we make it easier through flexible work policies. Learn more.

      • Career development program

        Discover how we take our most talented young professionals on an international & multidisciplinary journey to develop their long-term careers at Schindler.

      • International careers

        Grow your elevator & escalator career internationally with Schindler. International assignments are a key part of how we develop people. Learn more.

    • Who we look for
    • Open positions - U.S.
    • Open positions - Canada
  • Industries
  • Innovations
  • Media
  • About us
    • Overview
    • Schindler Brand
    • History
    • Values
    • Manufacturing Facilities
      • Hanover

        Schindler’s 150,000+ square foot state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified manufacturing facility in Hanover, PA focuses on the fabrication of components visible to customers, like doors, entrances and elevator cab interiors. Learn more.

      • Clinton

        Discover our escalator manufacturing complex located in Clinton, North Carolina. The complex comprises both a 38,000-square-foot escalator step facility and a 155,000-square-foot escalator assembly plant.

    • Compliance & Ethics
    • Quality
    • Suppliers
    • Sustainability
      • Overview

        Our products and services are designed for architects, contractors, building owners, and managers with society and the environment in mind.

      • Green technology

        Find out how Schindler's green technology can help improve efficiency and save energy. Schindler incorporates green technology in elevators, escalators and destination dispatch technology.

      • Offices & Manufacturing

        Schindler doesn't only offer green products, our offices and manufacturing facilities are sustainable. Learn more about the sustainable solutions integrated into Schindler's daily operations practices.

    • Safety
      • Overview

        Discover Schindler's safety materials and see that elevator & escalator safety is a top value. Our products are built with many safety features to help give riders peace of mind while using them.

      • Tips for riders & owners

        Enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides by following these safety tips from Schindler Elevator Corporation. Also learn more about what to do before calling for service, and get tips to prepare your equipment for extreme weather.

      • Tips for kids

        Please follow these safety tips for kids. Parents, share these tips with your children today so they can enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides.

    • Why Choose Schindler
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Schindler was founded in 1874 in Lucerne, Switzerland, by precision engineer Robert Schindler. Over 100 years later, in 1979, the company established itself in the United States with the acquisition of Haughton Elevator headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.

In its 150-year history, Schindler has grown from a local manufacturer of machines into a global elevator and escalator business. On the way, it has shaped the industry, defined best practice as a mobility provider and as an employer, and prospered in a highly competitive global environment.

Schindler throughout the decades


  • Schindler Elevator Corporation receives the E&I "New Partner of the Year" award.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy honors Schindler’s Gettysburg manufacturing facility with a 2010 Save Energy Now Award for its energy reduction activities.
  • Schindler Plant Celebrates 20 Years in Clinton, NC.
  • Schindler Enhances E-tools with 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM).


  • Schindler introduces its new, cost-effective elevator modernization solution for mid-rise buildings.
  • Schindler introduces its Schindler 3300 machine room-less traction elevator specifically designed for the low-rise commercial and multi-unit residential market in the U.S.


  • Schindler’s Destination Interface elevator modernization technology named a Top Product by Building Operating Management magazine.


  • Schindler Receives Annual Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New Jersey.
  • Schindler pioneered clean mobility technology by partnering with Solar Impulse, an airplane propelled only on solar energy.
  • Schindler commenced its association with Apple - To keep people moving safely and reliably, Schindler has equipped its workforce with mobile solutions powered by iOS and custom apps that allow secure access to important systems and data.


  • Schindler opens a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Hanover, PA, the first elevator manufacturing facility in North America to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Schindler launches MyPORT, the world’s first “app” using smartphones to provide access to buildings and assign elevators to passengers.


  • Schindler introduces the Schindler 5500 MRL modular passenger elevator in the United States and Canada.
  • Schindler introduces online planning and design tool, Schindler Plan.


  • Schindler introduces the Schindler 3100 machine room-less traction elevator for 2-3 story buildings.
  • Schindler partners with GE to power digital urban mobility.
  • Schindler launches myPORT in North America.
  • Architectural Record selects Schindler’s myPORT as one of its annual products of the year.


  • Schindler and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announce new elevator pitch competition.
  • Schindler InTruss escalator modernization selected as Architectural Record’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Winner.


  • Schindler partners with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Schindler celebrates first Customer Experience Day.
  • Schindler adds cab designer option to online planning tool, Schindler Plan.


  • Schindler 3100 recognized as one of Buildings magazine’s money saving products.


  • Schindler Customer Score Card™ introduced to building owners and managers.
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation named as a Sears Partner in Progress for 1999.
  • Schindler expands the capabilities of its Clinton, North Carolina manufacturing facility by adding 5,000 square feet to include a brand new testing area.
  • Clinton adds the Schindler 9500® moving walk series to its production line.


  • Clinton ships its first moving walk.
  • Schindler introduces the Schindler 330A™ low-rise elevator which offers a complete holeless solution.


  • Integration of Millar Elevator Service Company into Schindler Elevator Corporation; $1.1 billion combined.
  • Schindler earns ISO 9001:2000 certification in the U.S.
  • Schindler introduces remote monitoring system for preventive elevator maintenance.


  • Schindler launches its Schindler 400A® machine room-less solution for a wide range of mid-rise buildings in North America.
  • Schindler introduces its new pre-packaged modernization product, Miconic® HXpress for hydraulic elevators.
  • Schindler’s Clinton facility receives the North Carolina International Community and Economic Development Award for its commitment to helping the state’s non-profit community.
  • Schindler’s Gettysburg plant is the recipient of the 2003 Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s Industrial Waste Excellence Award and the 2003 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Resource Protection category.


  • Schindler achieves ISO 14001 certification in the U.S.
  • Schindler's U.S. operations are recognized by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for 15 continuous years of Quality Management System achievement under the International Standards Organization (ISO) criteria.
  • Schindler's U.S. operations is honored by Sears, Roebuck and Co. with three Partner in Progress awards for 2004.


  • Schindler receives the Above and Beyond Award from the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, (NJESGR).


  • Schindler Introduces Next Generation of Destination-Based Elevator Technology, Schindler ID®.


  • Schindler achieves ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System recertification and also ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System recertification.


  • Schindler’s magazine for North American customers, Next Floor, wins two creative awards: the Award of Distinction in the 2009 Communicator Awards and a Silver Award in the 2009 Summit International Creative (SIA) Competition.


  • Schindler reorganizes and establishes Schindler Elevator Corporation as the OEM Headquarters, located in Morristown, NJ and Millar Elevator Service Company as its non-OEM Service Headquarters located in Toledo, OH.
  • Schindler is the first elevator company in North America to be ISO 9001 certified.
  • Schindler is also the first company in US to have all field organization certified.


  • Clinton ships first escalator.


  • Escalator plant receives IndustryWeek’s America’s Best Plants award.
  • Schindler receives NJ Quality Partner award.
  • ISO 9002 Certification achieved for Schindler's Canadian Operation.


  • Schindler expands its escalator offering in North America with the introduction of the Schindler 9300® escalator system.
  • Schindler completes the expansion of its Clinton, North Carolina, manufacturing facility. The plant increases its original production capacity by over 40 percent since opening in 1990.


  • Schindler acquires Hobson Elevator Company in Boise, ID.
  • Schindler acquires Tri-State Elevator Company in Shreveport, LA.


  • Schindler launches Schindler Customer Clock™, its online job tracking and scheduling tool for general contractors and developers.
  • Schindler rolls out FieldLink, a revolutionary field communications device that gives technicians access to unprecedented levels of information and communication.

Through acquisitions Schindler establishes its presence in the United States and Canada.


  • Schindler acquires Haughton Elevator headquartered in Toledo, OH and establishes itself in the United States.


  • Schindler (Canada) acquires Armor Elevator, to establish themselves in Canada with Headquarters in Pickering, Ontario.
  • Other acquisitions followed, including Abec of Montreal, Beckett’s service business, Universal in Ottawa and Western Elevator.


  • Schindler acquires elevator & escalator business of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
  • Elevator manufacturing in Gettysburg, PA and Sidney, OH.
  • New escalator manufacturing plant built in Clinton, NC.

Learn more about the Schindler brand