• 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. An all-around passenger elevator applicable to various building types and use cases.

      • Schindler 3300AP

        The Schindler 3300AP is a spacious and silent residential elevator solution, with silent and energy efficient operation.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 passenger elevator integrates the latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for larger passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

      • Schindler 5500

        Schindler 5500 is the modular passenger elevator that takes configurability to a new level.

      • Schindler 7000

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

    • Freight & other elevators
      • Schindler 2600

        Need to move heavy loads quickly and reliably? The Schindler 2600 has the capability to meet your requirements.

    • Modernisation
      • 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 made to be flexible in every way and fits perfectly in your building tailored to multiple applications in any urban environment.

      • Schindler 5000 Plus

        Schindler 5000 Plus elevator combines high-rise performance with maximum flexibility to fit seamlessly in your building.

    • Destination control
      • PORT elevator

        PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

      • 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
      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

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

    • CleanMobility
      • ElevateMe

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

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses in elevators reducing the risk transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, lift cabins can sanitise and cycle their air more frequently and efficiently. That helps reduce the risk of infection.

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall lets passengers select their destination with a simple wave of the hand.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is an antibacterial protective film that covers the surfaces in an elevator that are often touched by passengers, such as the push button panel and the elevator walls.

      • CleanSpace

        With Schindler CleanSpace, you can adjust the maximum load capacity in elevators to keep cars from becoming overcrowded.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

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

    • Packages
      • Easy access

        Provide enhanced accessibility for all your passengers with the Easy Access package.

      • Moving

        Preserve the value of your property & elevator and avoid costly repairs. With our Moving Package, you can protect your elevator and avoid damages caused by relocations.

      • Office

        Our Office Package for elevators aids in hassle-free and efficient vertical mobility solutions for office buildings – and maintaining them in top condition.

      • Penthouse

        Our Penthouse Package for Elevators adds a higher level of comfort and security giving tenants and their visitors direct access to the penthouse floor.

      • Precaution

        Our Precaution Package ensures safe exiting of passengers and increases a sense of security and comfort.

      • Residential

        Our Residential Package helps to make the elevators in your building a more welcoming space for your tenants.

      • Security

        Our security package enhances security and safety within a building.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        The Schindler 9300 escalator transforms any building into a modern space while making each journey from floor to floor safe, smooth, and comfortable.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator system provides mobility solutions for large public spaces with high-traffic demands such as airports, subways and railroad 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 saving time in long passageways.

    • Modernisation
      • 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.

      • Modernisation kits

        Schindler offers modernisation 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 Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV Pro offers an advanced sanitisation solution for escalator and moving walk handrails, helping prevent the spread of viruses and providing safe travel for passengers.

  • Services
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

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

      • Inclusion and diversity

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

      • Society

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

      • Our values

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

      • Facts and figures

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

    • Why Schindler
      • 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.

      • Training

        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.

      • Apprenticeship program

        Schindler Australia’s apprenticeship program has been running for over 30 years and we currently have over 70 apprentices.

      • We Elevate... Women

        The opportunities are endless. You might be looking for a better work-life balance. A more flexible working arrangement. Whatever you’re looking for, consider a career with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re an elevator 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.

    • Open positions
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Our history

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler Lifts established itself in Australia in 1981, with a headquarters in Melbourne, before later relocating to Sydney. Schindler equipment can now be found in some of Australia's major landmark buildings and today is one of the largest global suppliers of new elevators, escalators and moving walks.

1980's

1981:

  • Schindler Group establishes a subsidiary in Australia with headquarters in Melbourne. I from Johns Perry Elevators is appointed the first Managing Director. Schindler Australia expands with acquisitions such as, HD McCreedy and Independent Lift Services up until 1984.

1983:

  • The first traction installation of Schindler Miconic B equipment is completed in Sydney.

1984:

  • Schindler purchases Precision Elevators and moves headquarters to Sydney.

1987:

  • The Queensland branch is established.

1989:

  • Schindler purchases 50% of Grant Elevators in Western Australia and starts manufacturing doors and cars under licence.

1990's

1992

  • Schindler Group purchases Devehissar in Sweden thus bringing Deve Australia into the Group.

1993

  • Schindler purchases Transtair in Adelaide to start the South Australian Branch.

1994

  • Richard Lauder is recruited from Honeywell as Managing Director following the retirement of David Reilly.

1995

  • Schindler takes over the premises and portfolio of Deve Australia to start the ACT branch.

1996

  • Schindler purchases the Australian portfolio of GEC Elevators.

1999

  • Fernando Xavier takes over as Managing Director and starts the process of integrating Deve Australia.

2000's

2000:

  • Product Line Manager Silvia de Ridder is awarded the international Schindler 'Gold Medal' for her work in introducing the Schindler 300P mid rise elevator system to the Australian market. The 300P is the first standardised Group product to incorporate Australian requirements ex factory.

2001:

  • The first 'destination control' elevator system to be installed in Australia by the Schindler Group at 35 Clarence St, NSW.

2002:

  • The Smart MRL 002 is introduced to the low-mid rise elevator market in Australia.

2003:

  • Schindler's first range of machine room-less elevators are introduced to Australia and the Asia Pacific with the launch of the Schindler 300P MRL - the first product fully designed in Asia Pacific.

2004:

  • The first stage of Sydney's largest residential high rise building.
  • World Tower is completed, incorporating 12 Schindler 7000 high rise elevators.
  • Schindler Australia installs the first integrated system of Schindler ID, Schindler E-Vision and Miconic 10 at Civic Tower in NSW.

2005:

  • Schindler introduces a new range of low-mid rise passenger elevators to the residential and commercial elevator markets, utilising state of the art traction media technology and machine room-less design. Products include the Schindler 3100 and 3300 for the residential market and the Schindler 5300 for the commercial building market.
  • Schindler also introduces the first range of modular freight elevators to Australia, known as the Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600 for general goods, hospital beds and heavy duty freight movement respectively.
  • The first modernisation in Australia to convert conventional elevator control to a state of the art 'Destination Control' system at 45 Clarence St, Sydney.

2006:

  • Schindler Australia wins the international 'Schindler Trophy' in recognition of a strong dynamic and action oriented management team. effective installation processes which allowed for efficient and on time installations a successful reentry into the high rise market with Schinder 7000 a successful service strategy to protect their growing maintenance portfolio excellent trend in customer satisfaction figures (50% of all installation surveys rated a 5 out of 5 for very satisfied.
  • Schindler Australia wins the 2006 Australian Business Excellence Award in the category of Success & Sustainability.

2007:

  • Dec 17 Schindler Head Office moves from 52-54 O'Dea Avenue Waterloo to its fresh new facility in Botany.

2008

  • Schindler Lifts Australia's success continued by securing the two largest New Installation projects of the year. 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane and the City Square Building (now known as Brookfield Place), Perth. These two projects now in use, showcase what Schindler is about. The highest quality and leading installations in the country.

2010's - Today

2011:

  • Schindler Australia celebrates its 30th anniversary.
  • Managing Director Fernando Xavier ends his time with Schindler Australia and is appointed new Chief Executive for Jardine Schindler Group.

2012:

  • Alex McFarlane succeeds as new Managing Director moving up from his role as Existing Installations Operations Manager.
  • Schindler wins 'Barangaroo South', the largest and most important property development project in Sydney. Covering a total area of 22 hectares, and valued at A$6 billion, ‘Barangaroo’ is an entire city quarter in itself and aims to demonstrate how urban populations can live sustainably. It is being built on the western edge of the Sydney CBD, and will command a large area of the city’s harbour.

2013:

  • Rob Seakins leaves Schindler Hong Kong, and returns to Schindler Australia to take up the appointment of Managing Director.

A fascinating story…

In our more than 140-year history, we have grown from a local manufacturer of machines into a global elevator and escalator business.

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