The world’s leading supplier of escalators and moving walkways and second biggest supplier of lifts, Schindler is one of the leading companies in the vertical transport industry. Every day Schindler lifts transport more than 1 billion people around the world in safety and comfort.

The company was founded in 1874 in Lucerne, Switzerland, as a craftsman’s workshop. Today the Schindler Group is a multinational with companies on all continents and employs more than 45,000 people globally. It is listed on the Zurich stock exchange and recorded sales of CHF 8.25 billion (EUR 6.87 billion) in 2012.

In Italy, Schindler has been operating since 1948, has around 1,100 employees and is present with a nationwide network of 28 local offices. In addition, through the “Marine” division, Schindler Italia remains the leading supplier of lifts and escalators for the cruise ship and mega yacht market worldwide.

Schindler designs, sells, installs, maintains, modernises and repairs lifts, staircases and escalators for all types of buildings.

With their innovative technologies and designs, Schindler’s new generation of lifts and goods lifts meet the needs of commercial and residential buildings and facilities with high visitor traffic, such as shopping centres, airports, stations and hospitals.

Schindler lifts are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The lifts rank at the ‘green’ end of the energy efficiency scale, according to the industry reference standard VDI4707-1, and are at the highest level among products currently on the market.

For more than ten years Schindler has been a world leader in the escalator and moving walkway industry. The company’s products have achieved high levels of quality over time, combining flexibility and efficiency with the highest standards of safety and environmental friendliness. This high level of quality and reliability is demonstrated by the global spread of Schindler’s staircases and escalators, which are installed in the most famous shopping centres and large retail chains, as well as in the public transport sector.


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