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This is a list of some notable worldwide and minor elevator and escalator 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 United Kingdom 1917 Acquired by Otis in 1997. Old Express Lifts Logo
Fujitec Japan 1948 Fujitec logo
Haughton United States 1890 Acquired by Schindler in 1979. Haughton logo
Hyundai South Korea 1984 Logo
Kleemann Greece 1983 2% of new installations worldwide. Kleemann
Kone Finland 1910 4th largest elevator manufacturer in the world. KONE
Mitsubishi Japan 1931 (elevator division) Mitsubishi Electric
O&K Germany 1876 Acquired by Kone in 1987. O&K
Otis United States 1853 World's largest elevator manufacturer. OTIS
Rheinstahl West Germany 19?? Acquired by Thyssen in 1973. Logo rheinstahl
Schindler Switzerland 1874 2nd largest elevator manufacturer in the world. Logo-schindler
Sigma South Korea 2001 Subsdiary company of Otis Elevator Korea. Sigmalogo
Thyssen Germany 1871 Defunct as part of the merger with Krupp, to form ThyssenKrupp. Thyssen (Original Logo)
ThyssenKrupp Germany 1999 3rd largest elevator manufacturer in the world. ThyssenKrupp

Notable/historic minor companies

These are some notable/historic minor elevator and escalator companies that are only found in certain countries.

Elevator and escalator brands Origin Year established Note Logo
Amtech United States 1968 Founded by ABM in 1968 when they bought out General Elevator Corp. (CA, older). They bought out Reliable Elevator Co. in 1985, forming Amtech Reliable Elevator Co.
Amtech Elevator Services United States 1995 Founded when Amtech Reliable Elevator Co. changed their name. Bought out by Otis in 2003, though the Amtech Elevator Services name is still used, and the products are most likely mostly the same.
Amtech Reliable Elevator Co. United States 1985 Founded when Amtech bought out Reliable Elevator Co. In 1995, they changed their name to Amtech Elevator Services
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
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
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
Elevator Service Co. California, United States ? TBA
Elex Lifts Italy 1997 Elex-logo-vn
Ellis & McDougall United Kingdom (Scotland) 1964 Acquired by Kone in 1992 Ellis mcd logo
ESI United States ?
Evans Lifts Leichester, United Kingdom 1919 Acquired by Otis in 1982. TBA
Express Evans United Kingdom 1997 Subsidiary of Otis. Established after Express Lift and Evans Lifts were acquired by Otis. TBA
Falconi Italy 1890's Acquired by Otis in 1980's.
Fiam Italy 1939 Acquired by Kone in 1985. Fiam (Full Name)
Fuji Japan 1948 Changed to Fujitec in 1970s. Logosite
General Elevator Corp. (CA, older) United States Unknown Bought out by ABM in 1968, forming Amtech
GoldStar South Korea 1968 Changed to LG (Lucky Goldstar) in 1995. GoldStar logo
Guangri China 1996 Based in Guangzhou, China. Subsidiary company of Hitachi Elevator. 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
Haushahn Germany 1889 Acquired by Schindler in 1998. Haushahn current logo
Hitachi Japan 1910 Elevator division established in the 1920s. Corp id large
IFE Guangdong, People's Republic of China 1988 IFE
Indolift Indonesia 1980s (?) Had a joint venture with Kone in 1994 which some of their 90's elevators had few Kone's features. Indolift logo
Isralift Israel 1961 Acquired by Kone in 2013. Isralift
Johns & Waygood Australia 1892 Acquired by Perry Engineering in the 1970s. Johns&Waygood logo door sills
Kfir Israel 1975 Kfir logo
Koppel A.W. Italy 1958 Logo
LG-OTIS South Korea 2000 Formed after Otis merged with LG Elevators in 1999. LG-OTIS
LG South Korea 1995 Elevator division was taken over by Otis in 2005. LG
Liftmaterial Germany 1967 Formerly known as Lift Munich as an elevator component supplier company in Munich. Now part of Sematic Group.
Marryat & Scott United Kingdom 1860s Acquired by Kone in 1979. Kone-Marryat-Scott brand was used until the late 1980s on certain applications. TBA
Marshall Elevator United States 1818 The oldest elevator manufacturer in the world. Acquired by Otis in 2011. Marshall Elevator logo 1
Montgomery United States 1892 Acquired by Kone in 1994. Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 8.10.45 PM
Montgomery KONE United States 1994 Formed after Kone bought Montgomery in 1994. The brand was defunct in 1999. 9ce5ab36b9c18483b60886b233d6cbd8
MP Lifts Spain 1990 MP Lifts logo
Nippon Japan 1954 Acquired by Schindler in 1987. Nippon otis401
Omega Elevators Spain September 1989 Omega
Orona 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
Shanghai Mitsubishi China 1987 Subsidiary company of Mitsubishi Elevator. Shanghai Mitsubishi
SJEC Elevator 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.
Stannah United Kingdom 1867 Only their stairlift products sold on worldwide. Stannah-logo
Technos Bulgaria 1993 Technos
Thyman Thailand 1977 Was a distributor of Kone in Thailand since 1993. Acquired by Kone in 2005. TBA
ThyssenKrupp Dongyang South Korea 2003 Established after Dong Yang merged with ThyssenKrupp. ThyssenKrupp Dongyang name
Toshiba Japan 1966 (elevator division) Logo Toshiba
Tri-County Elevator Co. United States 1974 Acquired by Thyssen in 1998. TBA
U.S. Elevator United States 1970 Was part of Cubic Corporation. Acquired by ThyssenKrupp in 2000. USLogo
Waygood & Co. United Kingdom 1903 Merged with Otis in 1914. WaygoodOtislogo
Westinghouse United States 1945 Acquired by Schindler in 1988. Westinghouse logo
Xizi Otis China 1997 5th subsidiary company of Otis in China. Xi-zi Otis

Other companies

Main article: Generic elevator companies


List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKleemannKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenThyssenKrupp


Other/small/historic companies: A&P. StevenArmorAsea GrahamAutomobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCNIMDeveDong YangDoppler LiftsDufordElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.Elex LiftsEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGiantGoldStarHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiIFEIndoliftIsraliftJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKoppel A.W.LG-OTISLGLiftmaterialMarryat & ScottMarshallMashibaMontgomeryMontgomery KONEMP LiftsNipponOmega ElevatorsOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsShanghai MitsubishiSJECStaleyStannahTechnosThymanThyssenKrupp DongyangToshibaU.S. ElevatorWaygood OtisWestinghouseXizi Otis


Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECO


Generic elevator component companies: AdamsArkelC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIESIEpcoGALInnovation IndustriesLiSAMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as generic elevator companies.

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