Schindler was founded in 1874 in Lucerne, Switzerland, by precision engineer Robert Schindler. 125 years later, in 1998, the company established its 100% owned subsidiary in India and this is where our great journey began!

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In its 140-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.



  • Inaugurated the escalator factory at Chakan, making us the first MNC to have both elevator & escalator factories in India
  • Schindler India won the iconic contract of the Nagpur Metro Rail project
  • Schindler India won prestigious projects - Amazon Office Building - Hyderabad, Oberoi - Sky city, Eternia & Enigma, Marathon - Monte South, Imperial - Edge
  • Schindler India won iconic contract of the Greater Noida Metro Extension project
  • Schindler University inaugurated at Chakan, Pune.
  • Schindler India won the Gold Trophy at the ACEF awards


  • Establishment of world class Schindler Training Centre, Pune (4th Training Facility in the country)
  • Schindler India won modernization order of the World Trade Centre, Mumbai
  • Schindler India won prestigious projects - Flipkart Office Building- Hyderabad, Vasantha City-  Hyderabad and Delhi One - Noida (Mixed Township) 
  • Schindler India won iconic contract of the Greater Noida Metro Rail project


  • Establishment of new Corporate R & D building at Schindler Elevator Factory Campus, Pune
  • Schindler India won landmark project - WAVE ONE, Noida (First PORT-Transit Management technology installation in NCR region)
  • Schindler India won iconic projects- New Cuffe Parade, Mumbai (Premium Residential Project) City Capital Mall, Hyderabad (Retail Mall) 


  • Schindler India achieved Elevator & Escalator maintenance portfolio of more than 30,000 units, which is one of the fastest in the industry.
  • Inauguration of Schindler India's first Greenfield Elevator factory at Chakan, Pune.


  • Schindler India wins Schindler Global's most prestigious award - The Schindler Trophy.


  • Construction of Schindler's first greenfield elevator factory started in Pune, India.
  • New global product line the Schindler 3100 IN launched in India.


  • Schindler New Installation Sales cross 5000 mark thereby further consolidating Schindler's market share in the ever-growing Indian market.
  • Schindler opens two more world class ISO 9001:2008 Certified Training centres at Delhi & Bangalore in addition to the existing one at Mumbai.
  • Schindler establishes its first Corporate R&D Centre in India.


  • Schindler crosses 10000 in elevator maintenance portfolio, one of the fastest in the industry especially considering the fact that the company started Greenfield only twelve years back.
  • The company implemented OSC(One Single Client) as a part of the group initiative to bring all Schindler KGs/countries across the globe to a common working platform.
  • The launch of Schindler FieldLink, one of the most comprehensive service instrument in the industry which helps service technicians complete the service calls quickly and correctly


  • Schindler starts its first training centre at Mumbai. The initiative was a stepping stone to setting an industry benchmark on world class training facilities and more importantly the People Development


Schindler introduces 3300 IN not only to address the market needs but also to ensure that the product line gives us a sustainable competitive advantage in the Indian market for years to come and deliver best in class quality.


  • Schindler India starts Greenfield and becomes 100% subsidiary of Schindler Holding AG., Switzerland.
  • Schindler bags it's first order at New Delhi.
  • Introduction of Smart MRL and SAP implementation for a better enterprise resource planning.
  • Schindler introduces a new product line known as Schindler Easy, a product which would prove to be a great success in years to come


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