Haushahn GmbH
Haushahn current logo


1889 (Stuttgart, Germany)


Immanuel Hahn

Acquired by

Schindler Group (1998)


Haushahn Gruppe

C. Haushahn Gmbh & Co. KG (or sometimes known as Haushahn Gruppe) is an German elevator manufacturer, and was the largest family-held elevator company in Germany. The company was founded 1889 by Immanuel Hahn in Stuttgart. It was sold to the Swiss-based Schindler in 1998 and it is now part of Schindler Group.


The beginnings

The young mechanic Immanuel Hahn took over the workshop of Carl Haushahn in 1889, which was located in Tuebinger Street in Stuttgart. Carl Haushahn had the shop since 1812 producing industrial weighing scales. After Immanuel took ofter the production, they first started building cranes and then elevators. The first elevator was hydraulic and was build in Reutlingen. The company grew bigger and soon moved their production to the suburban area of Feuerbach.

1920 - 1940

Haushahn quickly grew and now was one of the biggest elevator manufactuers in germany. They made elevators in Germany and exported to Ireland, Greece, Sweden, France, Chile, Spain, Finland and Croatia.

They started to build "fast-speed-elevators" with seperate engines for leveling. Elevators of this type were built in the Bahnhofsturm, Stuttgart; Tagblatt-Turm Stuttgart and at the Pasaje Matte in Santiago de Chile.

1940 - 1998

In 1998, the company was sold out to Schindler Elevator and the company is now part of Schindler Group.


Haushahn Group is divided into 14 companies as listed below.

  • Haushahn Gruppe (regular company)
  • FHW
  • Knizia Strelow (this company is also part of Schindler Group)
  • Röbling Seiffert
  • Ten other regional subsidiaries

Notable installations


  • Stuttgart Central Station, Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart City Hall, Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart TV-Tower, Stuttgart
  • Breuninger, Stuttgart
  • Haushahn Headquarter, Stuttgart
  • Mitte Railway and Tram Station, Hattingen
  • Dortsfeld Railway Station, Dortmund
  • Barthel Dept. Store, Heilbronn
  • Niederberg Hospital, Velbert
  • KölnTriangle, Cologne (1994)
  • Porsche Museum, Stuttgart (2008)
  • Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart


  • Twin Plaza Hotel, Jakarta (1996)[1]
  • Graha Cijantung, Jakarta (1997)
  • PT. KMI Wire and Cable Tbk., Cakung, Jakarta (modernized by Tamiang)
  • German Centre, BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten[2]
  • Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (1997)
  • Garden Palace Hotel, Surabaya (1994)[3]
  • Mall Ratu Indah, Makassar (1998)

Other countries

  • Eiffel Tower replica - Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Doswell, VA, United States[4]
  • Pasaje Matte, Santiago, Chile
  • Kennedyplein Parking Garage, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2000)[5][6]
  • Annexe Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Sri Relau Kompleks, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Eastern Plaza, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Elevator fixtures

Main article: Haushahn Elevator Fixtures Guide


  • Knizia Strelow, another small German elevator company is also part of Haushahn Group.
  • In Indonesia, Haushahn elevators were distributed by PT. Ihaka Saka Nusantara from September 1995 to 1997.
  • In South Korea, Haushahn elevators were distributed by Soolim[7].


Notes and references

  1. Only the service elevators are still original. The main elevators were replaced by Lemova in 2013.
  2. Mostly have been modernized by ThyssenKrupp and another one was modernized into LiSA.
  3. Only the service elevator remain original. The main elevators have been replaced into Kone in 2014, while the elevators in the function rooms have been replaced into ThyssenKrupp.
  4. Haushahn Scenic Traction elevator at the Eiffel Tower in Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA
  5. A Haushahn!! elevator @ Kennedyplein parking garage in Eindhoven
  6. Another Haushahn! elevator @ Kennedyplein parking garage in Eindhoven
  7. 서울특별시 강서구 염창동 염창동아1차아파트 코네수림엘리베이터 탑사기

External links

Subsidiary elevator companies
ChevalierExpress EvansGiantKONEHaushahnHostingLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaXizi Otis
Full list: List of elevator and escalator companies
See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies