Elevadores Atlas S.A.


1918 (Cambuci, São Paulo, Brazil)

Acquired by

Schindler (1999)

Succeeded by

Atlas Schindler



Atlas Elevadores S.A. (also known as Elevadores Atlas and later Atlas Schindler) was an elevator company based in São Paulo, Brazil. They made residential, commerical and freight elevators as well as escalators. Atlas was owned by the defunct Villares Steel group, and shared technology with Westinghouse's elevator division.


The company was established in 1918 in the neighbourhood of Cambuci, São Paulo, and started as a small workshop for elevator installation and maintenance. In 1935, the brand "Atlas" was created. The company remained independent until 1999 when Schindler acquires 63.64% of the shares of Atlas Lifts. Later, Schindler was establshed in Brazil as "Elevadores Atlas Schindler S.A." (or simply "Atlas Schindler"). They still are the national leader in vertical transportation and manufactured Escalators and Elevators. They were also responsible for developing the Schindler NeoLift and other elevator models sold by Schindler in South and Central Americas. Recently, the "Atlas Schindler" name has become simply "Schindler", mainly seen in Schindler 5500 and 3300 and newer Schindler escalators.

Notable installations

  • Centro Comercial Central, Macau, People's Republic of China
  • Almost all of the public/goverment-owned buildings in Brasilia (Brazil's Capital), some of them modded by Atlas Schindler. Installed circa 1959-1962.
  • Shopping Pátio Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, 1989 (modernized by Schindler with 5500 fixtures)
  • Shopping Pátio Higienópolis, São Paulo, Brazil (1999) (Includes both NeoLifts and the White Touch-sensitive fixtures)
  • Shopping Cidade São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Schindler 5500)
  • Countless metro stations in São Paulo (various models, dates and equipment, most were modernized by other companies)
  • Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brazil
  • FIESP Tower, São Paulo, SP (Schindler PORT)
  • MASP Museum, São Paulo, SP
  • Edificio Italia, São Paulo, 1965 (modernized with 5500 in 2017), also includes the completely original Circolo Italiano Elevators.
  • Santa Genoveva Airport, Goiania, Brazil (2015 Schindler 5500)
  • Cerrado Shopping Mall, Goiânia, Goiás (Schindler 3300, 2015)


SLOW Atlas Traction Elevator @Centro Comercial Central, Macau

SLOW Atlas Traction Elevator @Centro Comercial Central, Macau

An elevator installed by Atlas in Centro Comercial Central, Macau, PRC (video: vief86mo).

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