• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Elevator finder

        Find the ideal Schindler elevator for your building requirements.

      • Schindler 3100 low-rise

        Schindler 3100, a cost-effective, MRL traction elevator for two- to three-story buildings.

      • Schindler 3300 low- to mid-rise

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

      • Schindler 3300 XL low- to mid-rise

        The Schindler 3300 XL 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

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

      • Schindler 7000 high-rise

        The Schindler 7000 passenger 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 low-cost solution for a wide range of low-rise buildings.

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    • Modernization
      • Overview

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

      • Low-rise elevators

        A Schindler HXpress hydraulic elevator modernization delivers improved performance and reliability.

      • Mid-rise elevators

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

      • High-rise elevators

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

      • Elevator upgrades

        Choose from a variety of affordable, versatile upgrades for elevators 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 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 Technology quickly and easily.

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      • Schindler PORT Technology

        Find out how Schindler PORT Technology optimizes traffic flow, alleviates congestion and reduces elevator wait times, while offering personalized service and access control. Contact Schindler for an elevator traffic analysis.

      • myPORT mobile solutions

        Discover myPORT - Schindler's smartphone app that can verify user identity and summon an elevator, anticipate user needs with personalized features such as turning on and off lights, or locking and unlocking doors as the user arrives, and much more.

      • References

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

    • Schindler CleanMobility Solutions
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        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.

      • Schindler CleanAir Ion

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

      • CleanCall Hover

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

      • CleanCall Grid

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

      • CleanCall HoloVoice

        Give your building‘s tenants and visitors a unique touchless elevator experience with Schindler CleanCall HoloVoice elevator fixtures.

      • CleanCall Wave

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

      • CleanCall Tap

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

      • Touchless Operation

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

      • Visual Guidance Options

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

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      • Schindler 9300AE

        Ideally suited for commercial applications, the Schindler 9300AE escalator can also be adapted for transport applications including stadiums, airports and exhibition halls.

      • Schindler 9700

        Schindler's 9700 escalator is ideal for large public spaces with high-traffic demands such as airports, subways & railroad stations. The Schindler 9700 offers outstanding performance at an optimal price.

    • Moving walks
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        Schindler 9500 moving walks 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

        Discover the numerous features and benefits of Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walks. See why these are the ideal solution for transportation lengths up to 328 feet.

      • Schindler 9500 inclined

        Discover the numerous features & benefits of Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walks. The Schindler 9500AE is one of the most efficient moving walks in retail applications and requires minimal installation space.

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      • InTruss escalator modernization

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

      • Full escalator replacement

        Replace your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300AE escalators - both an affordable and efficient solution.

      • Escalator upgrades

        Schindler offers upgrades in all different areas in order 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 over time.

    • Schindler CleanMobility Solutions
      • Handrail Options

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

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        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 the preventive maintenance options to accommodate your individual requirements for your elevators and escalators. Schindler Service has the flexibility to adapt to your building's unique environment.

      • 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.

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        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.

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        Learn how Schindler Ahead, the digital solution that connects elevators and escalators to the IoT Cloud, can benefit your building.

      • Schindler Ahead solutions

        Schindler Ahead offers three equipment service level options to meet your budget, monitoring and diagnostic needs. Find out more.

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

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

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        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.

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        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.

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

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        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.

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        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.

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        Schindler Elevator Corporation is committed to conducting its business activities in harmony with society and the environment. Our products and services are designed to provide energy efficient and eco-friendly options to architects, contractors, building owners and managers.

      • 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
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        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.

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A New Terminal and A New Experience at LaGuardia Airport

Nobody likes delays when it comes to airports.


The new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport

So, when the new US$4 billion Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport was opened in early June 2022, two years ahead of schedule, it was certainly refreshing news for travelers. 

During this phase the new headhouse and two concourses and have been opened for business, and by 2024 two more concourses will come into operation. 

LaGuardia Airport is the oldest commercial airport in New York City and first began offering flights for the public in 1939. When the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) first announced their plans for a multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the airport back in 2015, it was widely met with praise. This classic facility was long overdue for a refresh. 

The new Terminal C is much more than a refurbishment. Delta wanted to completely rebuild the facility – a way for the company to show its commitment to the New York City region. The old Terminals C and D have now been combined into a single facility, covering over 120,000 m2 (about half the area of The Vatican City), with an 80% increase in retail space. The new terminal, with four concourses servicing 37 gates, will also feature the largest Delta Sky Club (Delta’s airport lounges) at any airport in the world, with a capacity of over 600 passengers. 

The new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport
The new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport

The pandemic and its challenges 

Cereza Escobar, Schindler’s project manager at LaGuardia Airport, explains that when the pandemic hit, initially it was assumed that it would delay the work at the airport. But with less people traveling and a quiet airport, the completion schedule was in fact moved forward.

Cereza Escobar, Schindler’s project manager at LaGuardia Airport

"We completed what was initially scheduled to take three years, in 18 months. It was a very compressed and tough schedule. At some point, we had about 30 mechanics on site working 12 hours a day, six days a week. Week in week out. It was a great team effort."

Completing a project of this scale in half of the original timeline was not without its challenges. For one, supply chain issues hampered progress. Getting the right materials, whether mechanical parts for an elevator or specific glass for the escalators, was no simple task. 

"On top of that, it was not just our team who were working on a compressed schedule. In order to complete the terminal in the new timeframe, everybody's schedule was compressed," Cereza said. What that meant was a lot of trades working side by side, all on tight deadlines and relying on each other to keep up to speed. "At times, the coordination of our work with their work could be incredibly challenging. For example, if the staircases were not complete it meant we couldn’t completely finish the escalators installations either as they had shared sides." 

But despite all the engineering challenges and logistical headscratchers the new terminal was finished on time.  

Optimizing airport efficiency and passenger experience 

"A lot of thought was put into the new design and layout of the new terminal" Cereza explains. Using traffic flow analysis, the goal was to help people move as smoothly as possible throughout the terminal, from check-in to gate. With a total of 20 elevators, 21 escalators and 4 moving walks, we’re helping people get to their gates faster and in more comfort. "Anything that reduces stress at an airport is a good thing," says Cereza. We agree. 

This is, in a way, only the start of the journey.  Cereza points out that the partnership and commitment to customer experience does not end with installations. "Now to keep things running smoothly we always have two technicians on site, 24/7," she says. "This way we ensure that if there are any issues in the future, there will always be someone on hand to help fix it." Because no one likes delays.