• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger elevator for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger elevator solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger elevator for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5500

        Find out how the Schindler 5500, our mid-rise passenger elevator for commercial buildings, lifts functionality and style to the next level.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger elevator for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & special elevators
    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our modernization solutions are expertly designed to improve your elevator's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency.

      • Schindler 1000 Plus

        We've designed the Schindler 1000 Plus elevator to bring new levels of comfort, efficiency. and style to the elevators in your residential building.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus elevator is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

    • Destination control
      • Overview

        The PORT technology revolutionizes the science of optimizing traffic flow through a building while offering personalized service and access control.

      • PORT Technology

        Our elevators are enabled for PORT Technology to reduce travel time, for higher passenger traffic capacity, for building security & personalized access.

      • Destination Control Technology

        Learn more about, Miconic 10, a revolutionary control system that groups passengers, and Schindler ID, our unique human interface system architecture.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services make it possible to turn your elevators into communication platforms. New possibilities to advertise!

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        This in-car media solution for elevators provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time, with minimal effort and maximum attention.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our new in-elevator multimedia experience will change the way passengers enjoy their elevator ride.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        We created the Schindler Ahead AdScreen to maximize your advertising effect with every elevator trip.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Explore our solutions that help keep elevators sanitary and safe.

      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives elevator passengers the control to interact with elevators using their smartphones.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in elevator cabins is sanitized and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

    • Packages
      • Overview

        Our Schindler Packages are designed to upgrade your elevator with a variety of options for comfort, accessibility or practicality.

      • Office

        Our Office Package for elevators helps to ensure hassle-free and efficient vertical mobility solutions for office buildings.

      • Security

        Make the most of your elevator to optimize tenant security and wellbeing, and as an active agent in combatting burglary and intrusion.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        The Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens, and the stylish, mirrored glass panel transforms user-elevator interaction into a unique, visual experience.

      • Catalog

        Create your own elevator car interior design. Find the ideal fit for functional, sophisticated, and innovative interior architecture concepts.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping malls in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for public transportation.

    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our professional and highly experienced technicians can modernize your escalators and moving walks from simply installing updated components to performing a full replacement.

      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modernization kits

        Schindler offers modernization solutions in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance, all designed to bring your escalators and moving walks up-to-date, quickly and easily.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

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        Learn about the people, traditions, and values that motivate us to tackle the urban mobility challenges of the 21st century.

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        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

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        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

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        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

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        Discover the facts behind what makes Schindler a great company to work for.

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      • Compensation and benefits

        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – competitive salaries are just the start!

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

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        The key to maintaining Schindler’s proud legacy is by making sure that all our people – at every level – remain trained and ready.

      • Career development program

        Discover how we take our most talented young professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need people with experience and skill. Seasoned professionals make our elevator service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the extensive possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler.

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        The purpose of each enterprise is to create ‘shared value’. At Schindler we believe that we not only create value for stakeholders but for society at large.

      • Sustainable Communities

        Through our sustainable communities project, we intend to promote safe & child friendly sites, where children are safe, healthy & educated and enjoying their childhood.

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        Our Scholarship program Schindler Igniting Minds intends to promote technical education among the youth, by providing scholarships to meritorious students.

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        Through Muskaan, we provide volunteering opportunities to our people who are keen to engage in skill-based, short-term & longer-term volunteering projects.

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      • Overview

        Safety is implicit in our products & services. We do not compromise on the safety & health of those who use our products or work for our business.

      • Tips for riders & owners

        Enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides by following these safety tips from Schindler.

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Plan & Design

How do you select the right elevator for your building?

Choosing the right elevator for your building is a crucial decision that can greatly impact its functionality, accessibility, and overall value. With numerous options available in the market, it's essential to understand the key factors to consider when selecting an elevator. In this conversational blog, we will walk you through the process of choosing the right elevator for your building, ensuring you make an informed decision.

Assess your requirements of your building

First and foremost, assess the unique requirements of your building. Consider factors such as:

Building Type

Is it a residential, commercial, or public building? The type of building will determine the elevator's usage pattern and required capacity.

Traffic Flow and Frequency

The traffic flow and frequency in your building also affect the elevator's selection. A high-rise building with a high traffic flow would require multiple elevators with fast travel time and advanced features such as destination control, group control, and speed governors. Buildings with low traffic flow, on the other hand, can opt for a single elevator with basic features and low capacity.

Space Availability

Evaluate the available space for the elevator installation. Different elevators have varying space requirements, so ensure you have adequate room.

Understand Different Elevator Types

Familiarize yourself with the various types of elevators available:

Hydraulic Lifts*

These lifts use hydraulic systems to move the elevator car. They are often installed in low-rise buildings and have a price range starting from INR 6 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs, depending on the capacity and features.

* Schindler does not provide hydraulic lifts

Traction Lifts

Traction lifts employ ropes and counterweights for vertical movement. They are commonly found in mid to high-rise buildings and are comparatively more expensive than hydraulic lifts. Prices typically range from INR 10 lakhs to INR 50 lakhs, depending on factors such as speed, capacity, and advanced features.

Machine Room-Less (MRL) Lifts

MRL lifts are a popular choice due to their space-saving design. They eliminate the need for a separate machine room and are generally priced between INR 12 lakhs to INR 50 lakhs, depending on the specifications.

Think About Building Design and Aesthetics

The building's design and aesthetics are also important considerations when choosing an elevator. A modern and sophisticated building would require a panoramic elevator with glass walls, while a traditional building would benefit from a classic elevator with wooden panelling and brass fittings. The elevator should complement the building's design and enhance its aesthetics. Explore customization options offered by elevator manufacturers. From interior finishes, flooring, and lighting to cabin design, you can tailor the elevator's appearance to suit your building's style.

Consider Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features are essential in any elevator installation. Safety features such as emergency stop buttons, interlocks, and alarms protect passengers from accidents and mishaps. Security features such as access control, CCTV cameras, and fire detection systems protect the elevator from misuse and vandalism. The safety and security features should be compliant with the local safety standards and regulations.

Evaluate Energy Efficiency

Consider the energy efficiency of the elevator system. Look for features such as LED lighting, regenerative drives, and standby modes that help conserve energy and reduce operating costs in the long run.

Prioritize Reliability and Maintenance

Choose an elevator from a reputable manufacturer known for reliability and quality. Read reviews, seek recommendations, and consider the manufacturer's track record. Additionally, inquire about maintenance requirements and availability of after-sales services to ensure the elevator operates smoothly and efficiently.

Budget Considerations

Determine your budget for the elevator project, including both the initial installation cost and long-term maintenance expenses. While it's important to stay within your budget, prioritize quality and safety over the lowest price to avoid future issues and costs.

Selecting the right elevator for your building requires careful consideration of factors such as building requirements, elevator types, safety features, energy efficiency, reliability, customization options, and budget constraints. By understanding your building's needs and conducting thorough research, you can make an informed decision that enhances accessibility, functionality, and overall value for your occupants. It's always beneficial to consult with elevator experts and manufacturers who can provide valuable guidance throughout the selection process.

Schindler India understands that each building is unique, and one size does not fit all. In addition to our diverse range of elevator options to choose from, we offer customized elevator solutions tailored to your building's requirements. Schindler elevators are designed with energy-saving features such as regenerative drives, LED lighting, and standby modes, which help reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs in the long term. Our team works closely with you to understand your preferences, design aesthetics, and functional needs, ensuring that the selected elevator aligns perfectly with your vision.