• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger elevator for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger elevator solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger elevator for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5500

        The Schindler 5500 passenger elevator integrates latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for higher passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger elevator for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & other elevators
      • Schindler 2400

        The Schindler 2400 elevator is a workhorse that never complains. Truly flexible, it can be used in high-traffic buildings.

      • Schindler 2500

        The bed elevator, Schindler 2500 provides bump-free entry and exit for patients, a comfortable and quite ride, and high levels of reliability.

      • Schindler 2600

        Discover the Schindler 2600 freight elevator for warehouses, shopping centers or industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernization
      • Schindler 1000 Plus

        We've designed the Schindler 1000 Plus elevator to bring new levels of comfort, efficiency. and style to the elevators in your residential building.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus elevator is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

      • Schindler 5500

        The Schindler 5500 passenger elevator integrates latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for higher passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

    • Destination control
      • PORT elevator

        PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • CleanMobility
      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives elevator passengers the control to interact with elevators using their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses in elevators reducing the risk transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

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

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall lets passengers select their destination with a simple wave of the hand.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is an antibacterial protective film that covers elevator cabin surfaces that are often touched by passengers, such as the buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        With Schindler CleanSpace, you can adjust the maximum load capacity in elevators to keep cars from becoming overcrowded.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art 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 and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

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

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for public transportation.

    • Modernization
      • 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

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modernization kits

        Schindler offers modernization solutions in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance, all designed to bring your escalators and moving walks up-to-date, quickly and easily.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce 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 elevator and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Discover the facts behind what makes Schindler a great company to work for.

    • 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 program

        Discover how we take our most talented young 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 people with experience and skill. Seasoned professionals make our elevator service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the extensive possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler.

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Enhance safety

Safety is a Schindler core value. We succeed when passengers trust and experience our products to be safe and reliable, and our employees and subcontractors work in safe and secure conditions.

We do not compromise on the safety and health of those who use our products and work for our business. We believe that all injuries, work-related illnesses and accidents are preventable, and we have the highest standards of safety and health performance in place.

We strive for a zero-incident culture based on prevention, hazard awareness, continuous improvement and training and compliance with procedures. Strong feedback mechanisms inform our measures, all governed by expert committees on local and global levels. The Global Safety Committee is chaired by the CEO.

Product Safety

Safety is a fundamental value of Schindler. It is implicit in our products and services and in the way we work. We do not compromise on the safety and health of our Customers and on those who work for our business.

Elevator Safety Features

Today's elevator systems adhere to strict safety codes and standards and incorporate a wide variety of features designed to help reduce the chance of accidents and to give passengers a quick, dependable ride. Some of the numerous safety features offered include:

  • Safety brakes
  • Door sensors and closing devices
  • Hoistway door interlocks and safety switches
  • Door restraints
  • Emergency evacuation feature
  • Pit buffers
  • Emergency alarm switches
  • Emergency telephones or communications devices
  • Emergency power and lighting
  • Fire emergency systems

Escalators & Moving Walks

Today's escalators and moving walks are designed to adhere to strict safety code requirements, and incorporate a variety of safety features designed to encourage proper ridership and prevent accidents. Some of the safety features offered include:

  • Sensors to trigger automatic shutdown if a component is outside of its normal position
  • Skirt Brushes to help prevent objects from being caught in the escalator
  • Handrail Motion Detectors
  • Step Integrity Monitors
  • Missing Step and Step Level Monitors
  • Comb Plate Detectors
  • Skirt Switches
  • Emergency Stop Buttons
  • Controlled Stop Braking
  • Understep Lighting
  • Yellow Comb Fingers
  • Handrail Guards

Tips for Owners/Managers

We understand the needs of our Customers. It is our goal to help you plan and prepare for comfortable people transport in real-world situations so we've provided a few helpful guidelines below.

Before Calling for Service

  • Confirm that there is a problem, particularly if you hear about it second hand.
  • Check the STOP switch or button. Be sure it's in the normal "run" position.
  • Check all keyed or restricted switches to be sure they're in their normal "run" positions.
  • Check for doorway obstructions. This can include foreign matter in door sill grooves or objects blocking complete closure of the doors.
  • Be sure you're receiving full power from your utility. Have a qualified person check to see if there is a tripped breaker on the main power supply.

Stalled Elevators

Contact people in the car. Make sure no one has accidentally activated the emergency STOP switch. If not, assure them that help is being called.

Call your elevator service company and advise them that you have an entrapment. Continue communicating with people in the car. Assure them that they are in no danger, and remind them that they should remain in the car until help arrives. Advise them of the technician's estimated arrival time.

DO NOT attempt to open elevator doors or any car-top doors. Wait for help to arrive. You can put yourself or passengers in severe peril if you attempt to remove passengers yourself.

Other Emergency Situations

Fires
Elevators should never be used during a fire except for firefighters or other specially trained people. The building stairways should be used as the exit route for people who may be in the building during a fire emergency.

Earthquakes
In many earthquake prone areas of the country, local codes require special earthquake features on elevator systems. These may include seismic switches which detect movement and shut down the elevator.

Tips for Users

Mobility is an essential requirement of the world in which we live and work. Schindler elevators, escalators and services are engineered to provide urban mobility that’s efficient and sustainable.

Here we provide tips on how to use escalators and elevators comfortably and safely.

Elevator Tips

Nowadays elevators come in all shapes and sizes, and travel at all various levels of speed. Please find a handy list of tips to know to when using an elevator.

  • Watch your step – the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor.
  • Stand clear of the doors.
  • Keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening.
  • Hold children and pets firmly.
  • Passengers nearest to the doors should move first when the car arrives.
  • Never try to stop a closing door, wait for the next car.
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you.
  • Pay attention to the floor indications.
  • If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the DOOR OPEN button.

In the event of an Elevator Emergency

  • If the elevator should ever stop between floors, do not panic. There is plenty of air in the elevator.
  • Never climb out of a stalled elevator.
  • Use the ALARM or HELP button, the telephone or the intercom to call for assistance.
  • Above all, wait for qualified help to arrive and never try to leave an elevator that has not stopped normally.
  • Emergency lighting will come on in the event of a power failure.

Escalator Tips

Riding an escalator can be fun. Here are some simple tips on how best to use an escalator safely.

  • Watch the direction of the moving step and step on and off with extra care.
  • Take care if you are wearing bifocals or similar eyewear.
  • Hold children firmly with one arm or hold child’s free hand.
  • Hold small packages firmly in one hand, but always leave one hand available to hold the handrail.
  • Do not go in the opposite direction of the escalator.
  • Do not take wheelchairs, electric scooters, strollers, hand carts, luggage carts or similar items on the escalator.
  • When riding escalators: Keep loose clothing clear of steps and sides.
  • Wear closed-toed and hard-soled shoes, and avoid wearing footwear made of soft-resin or other rubbery materials.
  • Stand clear of the sides of the escalator.
  • Face forward and keep firm grip on the handrail. Reposition your hand slowly if the handrail moves ahead or behind the steps.
  • Don’t climb onto or ride the handrail.
  • Do not let children sit on steps or stand too close to sides.
  • When exiting escalators: Don't hesitate and step off promptly.
  • Make sure to step over the comb fingers; don’t let your feet slide off the end of the escalator.
  • Immediately move clear of the escalator exit area; don't stop to talk or look around since other passengers may be behind you.

Just for Kids

Wide, shiny bright steps that move. Thick rubber handles. Sides that you can see yourself in. A moving playground? No, an escalator. A child can make a game out of almost anything and escalators are no exception. Although you know that an escalator is not a toy, many children do not. Following these simple guidelines will make the ride more pleasant and safe for children.

Kids and Elevators

The rules for riding elevators are about the same for kids as they are for adults.

It's a good idea for children to be especially careful around the doors. Kids should never put their hands or feet into the area between the moving door and the adjacent door jamb.

Kids should never to try to stop a closing door by putting their hand or foot in its path.

Kids on Escalators

When riding with a small child, hold his or her hand, or carry the child in one arm while holding the handrail with the other. Help children step onto and off of the escalator.

  • Do not allow children to sit on escalator steps - clothing or fingers can get caught.
  • Never let children ride on or play with the handrail.
  • Don't allow children to use an escalator unattended.
  • Don't allow children to walk or run up the "down" escalator or down the "up" escalator.
  • Don't let children drag their feet along an escalator's sides. No matter how tempting it is to make that distinctive "squeaky noise," a child's foot can become caught between the step and the side panel, causing serious injury.
  • Never take a stroller on an escalator. Use the elevator instead.