• Lifts
    • Overview
    • Passenger lifts
      • Schindler 1000

        The Schindler 1000 is our practical passenger lift for low-rise residential buildings. It's simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        The Schindler 3000 is our all-round passenger lift that matches form with function. It's the perfect lift for different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 is our lift for mid-rise residential and commercial buildings that features striking interiors, flexible sizes, and effective performance options.

      • Schindler 6000

        The Schindler 6000 is our premium commercial lift that combines the latest technology, high-end finishes, larger capacities and custom designs.

      • Schindler 7000

        The Schindler 7000 is our premium passenger lift for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures and skyscrapers.

    • Freight & other lifts
      • Schindler 2400

        The Schindler 2400 is our extra-large service lift that can transport both people and goods. Designed for high-traffic areas, it's the workhorse that never complains.

      • Schindler 2500

        The Schindler 2500 is our bed lift that provides bump-free entry and exit for the comfortable transport of patients in hospital beds or wheelchairs.

      • Schindler 2600

        The Schindler 2600 is our cargo freight lift for warehouses, shopping centres and industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernisation
      • Overview

        Our modernisation solutions are expertly designed to improve your lift's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency. We focus on what is essential and what is required.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Our Schindler 3000 Plus standard replacement lift is more flexible in every way. It fits perfectly into many different applications and environments.

      • Schindler 6500

        Our Schindler 6500 features advanced traffic management, ensuring capacity and performance where you need it when replacing your old lift.

      • Schindler ID Mod Overlay

        Schindler ID Modernisation Overlay converts the existing lift control system so that our Miconic 10 technology can be readily integrated, before the modernisation work even begins.

      • Individual components

        Upgrade individual lift components like drives and cabin doors to reduce operating costs, satisfy tenants and increase your long-term property value.

    • Destination control
      • Schindler PORT lift

        Schindler PORT Lift is our advanced destination dispatch system that ensures minimal waiting times and optimal passenger comfort.

      • Schindler myPORT

        Schindler myPORT is an app facilitating seamless building navigation through personalised lift calls, access, and visitor management.

      • Schindler PORT Access

        Schindler PORT Access offers seamless transitions from lifts to secure terminals, ensuring convenient access control for a hassle-free experience.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services transform lifts into communication platforms, offering a creative opportunity to advertise and entertain lift users.

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead MediaScreen solution inside and outside the lift cabin provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our Schindler Ahead SmartMirror in-lift multimedia solution is both: a mirror and screen for passenger entertainment or information.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead AdScreen solution maximises your advertising impact with a special display screen inside the lift cabin.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Our CleanMobility solutions ensure lift safety through touchless operation and products that promote a sanitary environment.

      • ElevateMe App

        With Schindler’s ElevateMe mobile app, building tenants and guests can call a lift and select their destination right from their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar lift solution uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in lift cabins is sanitised and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall solution lets passengers select their lift destination with a simple wave of the hand. No need to touch a button anymore.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is a specially designed antibacterial film that ensures hygiene on frequently touched lift surfaces, including buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        Schindler CleanSpace allows you to adjust lift load capacity, preventing overcrowding and ensuring a safer travel experience.

      • Schindler PORT & myPORT

        With Schindler PORT and myPORT, your visitors can navigate their way through the building's lift using only their phone or personal access card.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        Our Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens and the mirrored glass panel transforms your lift interaction into a unique, visual experience.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Overview
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        The Schindler 9300 escalator with enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings is ideal for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports, subways and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping centres in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        The Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk is ideal for meeting the public transportation requirements of facilities like airports and subway stations.

    • Modernisation
      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        With Schindler InTruss, we extract the existing escalator or moving walk, keeping its truss in place. A new unit is then assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modular kits

        We offer modular modernisation kits in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance. At lower cost than a new installation, we can make your old escalators or moving walks fast & reliable.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Our Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro solution helps keep handrails clean and reduces bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

  • Services
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

        Learn about the people, traditions, and values that motivate 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.

      • Society

        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the lift and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Find out more about what makes Schindler a great company to work for through key facts and stats.

    • Why Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

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

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

      • Training

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

      • Career development programme

        Discover how we take our most talented professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need talents with maturity and skill. Seasoned professionals make our lift service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler – whatever your specialisation or area of interest!

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A fascinating story…

In our more than 150-year history, we have grown from a local manufacturer of machines into a global lift and escalator business. On the way, we have shaped the industry, defined best practice as a mobility provider and as an employer, and prospered in a highly competitive global environment. The story begins in a workshop in Lucerne in 1874...

1874 - 1900

1874: Robert Schindler (pictured) and Eduard Villiger establish the collective joint partnership: Schindler & Villiger. 

1883: Move to the newly built plant at Sentimattstrasse in Lucerne. 

1892: The first electric lift with belt drive is built.

1901 - 1920

1901: Robert Schindler sells the company to his nephew Alfred Schindler (pictured). 

1906: Schindler & Cie. o.H.G, the first subsidiary outside of Switzerland, is established in Berlin. 

1915: Schindler starts production of lift motors. 

1920: The name of the company changes to Kommandit-AG Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge- und Maschinenfabrik mit Giesserei.

1921 - 1940

1925: The company name changes to Kommanditaktiengesellschaft Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge und Maschinenfabrik.

1929: PARS Finanz AG in Hergiswil, Switzerland, is founded. 

1936: Schindler installs the first escalator. 

1937: Death of Alfred Schindler. His son, Alfred F. Schindler (pictured) takes over management of the company.

1941 - 1960

1945: Schindler Waggon AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, is established. 

1952: Schindler launches the Directronic drive. 

1957: Transfer to new headquarters in Ebikon (pictured). 

1960: Schindler acquires the Schweizerische Wagons- und Aufzügefabrik Schlieren (SWS).

1961 - 1980

1965: Launch of Dynatron drive. 

1971: Trading in shares of Schindler Holding AG on the main Zurich Stock Exchange begins. 

1974: Joint venture with Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd in Hong Kong. 

1980: First industrial joint venture of the People’s Republic of China with a western company (pictured). China Schindler Elevator Co. is established in Beijing.

1981 - 2000

1985:  Alfred N. Schindler, Luc Bonnard and Dr. Uli Sigg are elected executive directors and take over the management of the company. 

1990: World’s first hall call destination system, Miconic 10 (pictured). 

1998: Schindler separates from the rolling stock business

1998: Schindler takes over the Haushahn Group in Stuttgart, Germany. 

1999: Schindler acquires 63.64% of the shares of Elevadores Atlas S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2001 - Today

2003: Launch of SchindlerID, a new traffic-management and access-control technology. 

2009: Introduction of Transit Management System, the PORT Technology. 

2014: Opening of new factories in China (pictured) and India. 

2014: Schindler acquires a majority in Joint Venture with XJ-Schindler (Xuchang) Elevator Co. Ltd, China. 

2017: Silvio Napoli becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

2017: Launch of new digital platform “Schindler Ahead”

2018: Launch of breakthrough Robotics Installation System for Elevators (R.I.S.E).

2019 - 2021: Launch of new Schindler product lines based on modular elevator concept

Our Logo over the years

The success story of the Schindler logo began in 1910, when Alfred Schindler – grandfather of the former Chairman, Alfred N. Schindler – designed the first logo with a young employee named Maxime Chatel. It originally shows a compass at the bottom and the year the company was founded.

Today, the Schindler logo with its name, symbol and colours is built on tradition and reflects our brand values.


The first logo's circular shape symbolised perfection, the compass at the bottom, precision and the art of engineering. Inside the compass is the year the company was founded.


In 1925 the logo was simplified and officially registered. The original compass image was made more abstract and reduced to two lines.


The Schindler logo was changed in 1974 – after nearly 50 years – to be darker and easier to read and recognise. You might still see this logo today on lifts installed prior to the 1990s.


The Schindler logo was radically redesigned and modernised in 1985 with red stripes as the dominant motif. These vertical stripes were meant to symbolise the vertical transformation of the core business.


The traditional Schindler logo shape returned in 2006 with the company name in the same red as the “stripe logo” 20 years before.

By being three-dimensional, it communicates dynamic movement. Its colour reflects the utmost in technical precision and quality.