Two Schindler Technologies Selected for First Annual ‘Product Innovation Award’


MORRISTOWN, NJ, November 17, 2011 – Schindler Elevator Corporation, a leading global elevator and escalator manufacturer in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that two of its products – Schindler 3300 machine room-less elevator (MRL) and PORT Technology – have been selected as winners of the first-ever Architectural Products ‘Product Innovation Award’ (PIA).

The Architectural Products PIA recognizes products, materials and systems innovation that lead commercial and institutional design to new heights. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 44 architects and specification specialists skilled in product evaluation, the PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards. The dual-selection highlights Schindler’s ongoing commitment and success in developing industry-leading, innovative products.

Track Record of Innovation
Particularly in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency, Schindler has a long tradition of developing technologies that safely transport more people with less energy than ever before. Both of the award-winning technologies from Schindler serve as strong examples of these industry-leading innovations:

  • Schindler PORT Technology, the industry-leading third generation destination-dispatch system, launched in 2009, features an intuitive touch-screen communication system that is interconnected throughout a building, identifying and guiding each passenger on the fastest route to their destination
  • Schindler 3300 machine room-less elevator (MRL), the first MRL elevator in the industry specifically designed for the low-rise commercial and multi-unit residential market, offers performance up to 60% more energy efficient than hydraulic elevators and a 5% larger cab, creating more space and comfort

All PIA winning products will be featured in this month’s issue of Architectural Products magazine.

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About Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schindler Elevator Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. The company is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 43,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions. Schindler was recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies for 2011, and the company’s equipment moves one billion people every day all over the world.

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Schmidhauser
Chief Communications Officer
Schindler Management AG
Zugerstrasse 13, 6030 Ebikon
Tel. +41 41 445 30 60
Fax +41 41 445 31 44