Deve Hissar Alvesta AB
Deve logo


1923 (Sweden)

Succeeded by

DEVE Schindler

Acquired by


Year active

1923 - 1990



Devehissar Alvesta AB (Formely known as ​DEVES​, usually known as DEVE and later Deve-Schindler in the 1990s) was a Swedish hydraulic elevator manufacturer.


Deve was founded in 1923 in Munka-Ljungby, Scania, Sweden as an automobile elevator manufacturing company, and went to make hydraulic elevators in 1952. The company was acquired by Schindler in 1990 and it was renamed to Deve-Schindler before it became Schindler Hiss AB in 2000.

Notable installations


  • Slussen Metro Station, Stockholm
  • Värtahamnen, Silja Line / Tallink Terminal, Stockholm (1974)
  • kv. Verkstäderna, Söderhamn
  • Västberga Allé 28, Stockholm
  • Vällingbyplan 2, Stockholm


  • AMFI Kanebogen Shoppingcenter, Harstad (1979)
  • Havnegaten 7, Holmestrand
  • Rådhusveien 1, Finnsnes
  • Evjenvegen 34, Tromsø
  • Tromsø Langnes (TOS) Airport, Tromsø
  • Vestregata 27-31, Tromsø
  • Storgata 22, 23, 31 and 46, Finnsnes
  • Storgata 135, Porsgrunn
  • Gjøvik Library, Gjøvik


  • 41-43 Goulburn Street, Liverpool, Sydney
  • Liverpool Hospital Health Services Building, Sydney
  • Liverpool Station, Sydney
  • Pennant Hills Station, Sydney (Have been replaced with Liftronic MRL Traction units)
  • Regents Park Station, Sydney
  • The Grace Hotel, Sydney (shuttle elevator from 11th to 12th floor)
  • 160 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
  • Holsworthy Station West Parking deck, Sydney (and many stations & parking decks located at train stations - many of these are set for replacement by Liftronic with their Unitronic FST2 MRL Traction units
  • 56 Kitchener Pde, Bankstown, Sydney
  • Hornsby TAFE (K Block), Sydney
  • WSI TAFE Nepean (Building I and K), Kingswood
  • Westfield Garden City, Brisbane
  • Neeta City Shopping Centre, Fairfield, Sydney
  • Westfield Warringah Mall, Sydney (replaced by Schindler Eurolift in 2016)
  • Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 3 (Qantas Terminal), Sydney
  • MCG Footbridge, Melbourne
  • Dandenong Railway Station, Melbourne

United Kingdom

  • Times Square Shopping Centre, Sutton
  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Other countries

  • Yliopistonkatu, Helsinki, Finland
  • M/F Aurora (ferry cruise ship) (1991-1992, branded as Reber-Deve-Schindler)
  • Hótel KEA, Akureyri, Iceland

Elevator fixtures

Main article: Deve Fixtures Guide


  • Deve elevators were distributed by Reber-Schindler in Norway, VALMET and Geijer-Hissi in Finland, and Hédinn in Iceland.
  • DEVE elevators in sweden usually have their serial numbers starting with letter "K". It had two range of numbers depending if it was the Alvesta works (Higher numberings) or the Stockholm office (lower numberings)  that manufactured and delivered the elevators to customers.
    • Alvesta works covered southern sweden and Norway while Stockholm covered middle & northern sweden and Åland. It is currently unknown wich works that delivered elevators to other places and distributors.
  • DEVE had never made any Traction elevators. They have only made Hydraulic elevators, mostly Holeless Hydraulics, with a special designed "Up-side-down" piston with chains.
  • DEVES stands for the first name letter of the founders. When one of the founder left in the late 70's, it was simply renamed to DEVE, with a new logotype in the process.


Notes and references

External links

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Full list: List of elevator and escalator companies
See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies

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