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This is a list of some notable worldwide and minor elevator and escalator companies (except generic elevator companies).

Major companies

These are some major elevator and escalator companies.

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
Dover United States 1955 Formerly known as Rotary Lift. Acquired by Thyssen in 1999. Dover Elevator Logo
Express Lift Northampton, United Kingdom 1917 Acquired by Otis in 1997. Old Express Lifts Logo
Fujitec Osaka, Japan 1948 Fujitec logo
Hyundai South Korea 1984 Logo
Kone Finland 1910 Fourth largest elevator manufacturer in the world. It is also the pioneer of machine room less elevator system. KONE (1999)
Mitsubishi Japan 1931 (elevator division) Mitsubishi Electric
Otis United States 1853 The largest elevator manufacturer in the world. OTIS
Schindler Switzerland 1874 Second largest elevator manufacturer in the world, and the largest escalator manufacturer in the world. Logo-schindler
Sigma Changwon, South Korea 2000 A subsidiary company of Otis Elevator Korea in South Korea, this is a brand for overseas/export markets. Basically their elevators are Otis made in South Korea but branded as Sigma. Sigmalogo
Thyssen Germany 1871 Defunct as part of the merger with Krupp to form ThyssenKrupp. Thyssen (Original Logo)
ThyssenKrupp Germany 1999 Third largest elevator manufacturer in the world. ThyssenKrupp

Other historic or small companies

These are some other historic or small elevator and escalator companies that are only found in certain countries.

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
A & P Steven United Kingdom (Scotland) 1850 Defunct. A&P. Steven antique logo 2
Armor United States 1938 Acquired by Kone in 1981. Armor
Asea-Graham Sweden 1960s Acquired by Kone in 1968. Asea Graham
Atlas (Brazil) Brazil 1918 Elevadores Atlas S.A. or simply known as Atlas. It was acquired by Schindler in 1999 then become Atlas Schindler.
Automobile Rotary Lift Co. United States 1925 Changed to Dover Corp. in 1955. Rotary Lift logo
Axel Lifts Italy 1989 Axel-L9957
Bennie Lifts United Kingdom 1900s Acquired by Kone in 1986. Bennie Lift logo 70s
Boral Australia ? Elevator division was taken over by Otis in 1995. Boral
CNIM France ? CNIM
Daldoss Italy 1945 Founded by Corrado Daldoss, it's now a company specializing service, freight, compact and machine room less elevators, and platform lifts. Gruppo 3
Deve Sweden 1923 Acquired by Schindler in 1990. Deve logo
Dong Yang South Korea 1966 Acquired by ThyssenKrupp in 2003. Dong Yang badge
Doppler Lifts Greece Febuary 2000 Logo doppler
Electra Israel 1945 Electra logo
Elevators Pty. Ltd. Australia 1955 Acquired by Kone in 1987. TBA
Elex Lifts Italy 1997 Elex-logo-vn
Ellis & McDougall United Kingdom (Scotland) 1964 Acquired by Kone in 1992 Ellis mcd logo
Evans Lifts Leichester, United Kingdom 1919 Acquired by Otis in 1982. TBA
Falconi Italy 1890's Acquired by Otis in 1980's.
Fiam Italy 1939 Acquired by Kone in 1985. Fiam (Full Name)
General Elevator Corp. (CA, older) United States Unknown Bought out by ABM in 1968, forming Amtech
Giant Zhejiang, China 1951 Founded in 1951 as Huzhou Elevator Factory. In 2005, the company made a joint-venture with Kone called GiantKONE Elevator Co. Ltd. GiantBrand
GoldStar South Korea 1968 Changed to LG (Lucky Goldstar) in 1995. GoldStar logo
Guangri China 1996 Based in Guangzhou. Guangri logo
Hammond & Champness United Kingdom 1905 Acquired by Dover in 1971, and hence later merged into Thyssen in 1999. MOV 0294 01-1-1
Haughton United States 1890 Founded in Toledo, OH by Nataniel Haughton. It was bought by Schindler in 1979 and later became Schindler Haughton. Haughton logo
Haushahn Stuttgart, Germany 1889 Was the largest family-held elevator company in Germany. It was acquired by Schindler in 1998. Haushahn current logo
Hitachi Japan 1910 Elevator division was established in the 1920s. Corp id large
IFE Guangdong, China 1988 IFE
Indolift Surabaya, Indonesia 1980s (?) Had a joint venture with Kone in 1994 and the joint venture was 100% acquired a year later. It was possibly absorbed by Kone later to become PT. Kone Indo Elevator. Indolift logo
Inter-Up Israel Unknown INTER-UP
Isralift Israel 1961 Acquired by Kone in 2013. Isralift
J&E Hall United Kingdom 1785 Elevator and escalator division was acquired by Otis in 1967.
Johns & Waygood Australia 1892 Acquired by Perry Engineering in the 1970s. Johns&Waygood logo door sills
Kfir Israel 1975 Kfir logo
Kleemann Kilkis, Greece 1983 2% of new installations worldwide. Kleemann
Koppel A.W. Italy 1958 Logo
LG South Korea 1995 An elevator and escalator division of LG Electronics. It was acquired by Otis in 1999. LG
Marryat & Scott United Kingdom 1860s Acquired by Kone in 1979. Kone-Marryat-Scott brand was used until the late 1980s on certain applications. MS logo escalator
Miami Elevator United States Unknown A former elevator company based in Miami, FL and it puts its label on most DOVER elevators. Most are not installations, but are modernizations.
Montgomery United States 1892 Acquired by Kone in 1994. Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 8.10.45 PM
Morris Vermaport Nottingham, United Kingdom 1979 This company also manufactures shopping cart conveyors worldwide. Morris Vermaport logo
MP Lifts Spain 1990 MP Lifts logo
Nippon (Japan) Japan 1954 Acquired by Schindler in 1987. Nippon otis401
Omega Elevators Spain September 1989 Omega
Orenstein & Koppel Germany 1876 A major German engineering company which specialize railway vehicles, construction equipment, elevators, and escalators. Kone bought the escalator division in 1987 and was branded as "O&K KONE". The remaining shares of O&K were bought by Kone in 1995. O&K
Orona/Electra Vitoria Spain 1982 Orona logo
Payne United States 1902 Formerly installed elevators. Now, they maintain, and possibly modernize elevators.
Pickerings Lifts United Kingdom 1854 The largest and oldest independent elevator manufacturer in the United Kingdom. Pickerings1
Reliable Elevator Co. United States Existed in 1983 Founded by former U.S. elevator employees. In 1985, they were bought out by Amtech.
Sabiem Italy ? Acquired by Kone in 1987. Sabiem
Schlieren Switzerland 1895 Acquired by Schindler in 1960. 1119e2cda39097e5bd103a00c059a933
Seaberg United States 1915 Based in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. They installed elevators in New York. Defunct no earlier than 1980.
SEC Elevators Slovenia 1967 Sec logo
Serge United States Unknown Based in New York, NY. It was bought by Fujitec in 2001.
Shenyang Brilliant China September 2001 Also known as Shenyang BLT or simply BLT, it is the largest self-owned elevator company in China, and a parent company of Shenyang Yuanda Enterprise Group in China. Blt logo
SITES Italy 1964 Sites logo
SJEC China 1992 Sjec logos
Staley United States 1899 Based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They installed elevators in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Defunct no earlier than 1998, possibly defunct in 2004. StaleyLogo
Stannah United Kingdom 1867 A company that also manufactures stairlifts and sold them in some countries. Stannah-logo
Technos Bulgaria 1993 Technos
Thyman Thailand 1977 It was a distributor of Kone in Thailand since 1993 and got acquired by Kone in 2005. TBA
Toshiba Japan 1966 (elevator division) Logo Toshiba
U.S. Elevator United States 1970 Was part of Cubic Corporation. Acquired by ThyssenKrupp in 2000. USLogo
Výtahy Ostrava Czech Republic 1947 Based in Ostrava. Vytachyostravalogo
Waygood & Co. United Kingdom 1903 Merged with Otis in 1914. WaygoodOtislogo
Westinghouse United States 1945 Acquired by Schindler in 1988. Westinghouse logo
Yungtay Taiwan 1966 Was a distributor of Hitachi elevators in Taiwan. It has a sister company called Shanghai Yungtay Elevator Equipment Co. Ltd. Yungtay logo
ZREMB Poland 1965 A Polish elevator brand formed in 1965 based in Warsaw. Elevators were manufactured under license from ASEA Graham.

Subsidiary companies

These are some elevator companies which are owned by a major elevator company or other corporations, or just elevator and escalator divisions belongs to another corporation. Some of them were founded after a major elevator company had a joint venture with a local elevator company..

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
Chevalier Hong Kong, China 1970 A company which distributes and maintains Toshiba elevators in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Singapore, as well as distributing IFE elevators in Singapore. In addition, it has a long term partnership with Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation. Chevalier logo
Express Evans United Kingdom 1997 A subsidiary company of Otis in the United Kingdom. It was founded when Otis bought Express Lift. Otis used this brand to sell cheaper elevators, to keep the reputation of the Otis brand.
GiantKONE Zhejiang, China 2005 Formed when Kone had a joint venture with Zhejiang Giant Holdings Ltd. 42219 GiantKONE-Logo
Haushahn Stuttgart, Germany 1889 Was the largest family-owned elevator company in Germany. It was acquired by Schindler in 1998 and now part of Schindler. Haushahn current logo
Liftmaterial Germany 1966 Formerly known as Lift Munich as a supplier of generic elevator parts in Germany. Now part of Sematic Group since 2000. Startseite
MacGregor Sweden 1937 A company providing marine cargo flow solutions and service, including elevators and escalators for ships. It manufactures elevators used for cruise ships under the name MacGregor-Kone. Since 2005, MacGregor is part of Kone Corporation. MCG logo
Mashiba Malaysia 1983 Malaysian subsidiary of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation. Founded in 1983 as a joint-venture between MS Group and Toshiba. They manufactures elevators and escalators under the name MASHIBA and sells them in Malaysia and to other Southeast Asian countries.
Shanghai Mitsubishi Shanghai, China 1987 Subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Elevator. SM logo
Sigma South Korea 2000 A subsidiary company of Otis Elevator Korea in South Korea, this is a brand for overseas/export markets. Basically their elevators are Otis made in South Korea but branded as Sigma. Sigma (New Logo)
Xizi Otis Hangzhou, China 1997 Founded as part of a joint venture between Otis and Xizi Elevator Group in Hangzhou, China. It is Otis's fifth subsidiary companies in China and one of the largest elevator companies in China. Xi-zi Otis

Merging brand companies

These were mostly founded or formed after a major company took over a local elevator company, and they usually lasted for only few years.

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
LG-OTIS South Korea 2000 A merging brand between Otis and LG Elevators in South Korea. The brand was renamed to OTIS-LG Elevator Company in 2003 and later Otis Elevator Company in 2006. LG-OTIS
Kone Marryat Scott United Kingdom 1979 Merging brand between Kone and Marryat & Scott, founded shortly after Kone bought Marryat & Scott in 1979. This brand name was used for few times until in the late 1980s.
Montgomery KONE United States 1994 Formed after Kone bought Montgomery. The brand name was officially defunct in 1999. 9ce5ab36b9c18483b60886b233d6cbd8
Schindler Haughton United States 1979 Founded when Schindler bought out Haughton. The brand lasted until 1989. Schindler Haughton Logo 1925-1974
Thyssen Dover United States 1999 Founded when Thyssen bought out Dover. The company finished merging with Krupp in 2001 to form ThyssenKrupp.
ThyssenKrupp Dongyang South Korea October 2003 Formed after ThyssenKrupp bought Dong Yang. The brand was defunct in 2008 and now known simply as ThyssenKrupp in South Korea. ThyssenKrupp Dongyang name

Temporary elevator companies

These are the companies which provides installations of temporary elevators mostly for construction projects.

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
Alimak Hek Sweden 1948 A Swedish company providing construction hoists, industrial elevators and work platforms. Alimak hek logo
RECO Netherlands 2010s A Dutch company providing temporary elevator installations. RECO Logo
USA Hoist United States Unknown A company that manufactures construction hoists, rack & pinion elevators, and rack & pinion inclined elevators. USA Hoist Logo OG


Generic companies

Main article: Generic elevator companies


List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenThyssenKrupp


Other/small/historic companies: AmtechA&P. StevenAnlevArmorAsea GrahamAtlas (Brazil)Automobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCNIMDaldossDeveDiebold AufzügeDong YangDopplerElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGeneral (CA, older)GiantGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiIFEIndoliftInter-UpIsraliftJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LGMarryat & ScottMiamiMontgomeryMorris VermaportMP LiftsNipponOmegaOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsReliableRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsSergeShenyang BrilliantSITESSJECStaleyStannahTechnosThymanToshibaU.S. ElevatorVýtahy OstravaWaygood & Co.WestinghouseYungtayZREMB


Subsidiary elevator companies: ChevalierExpress EvansGiantKONEHaushahnLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaXizi Otis


Merging brand elevator companies: LG-OTISKone Marryat ScottMontgomery KONESchindler HaughtonThyssen DoverThyssenKrupp Dongyang


Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist


Generic elevator component companies: AdamsArkelC. E. ElectronicsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIESIEpcoGALHollister-WhitneyInnovation IndustriesJinlixLiSALanger & LaumannMagnetekMCEMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPTVCWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as generic elevator companies.

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