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    • Our values
    • History
    • Corporate Governance
      • Overview

        Our Corporate Governance Report contains the information required by the Directive on Information Relating to Corporate Governance issued by the SIX Swiss Exchange.

      • Board of Directors

        Find out more about the Board of Directors of the Schindler Group.

      • Board Committees

        The Board of Directors delegates certain duties to committees formed from its own members. It has appointed four standing committees.

      • Group Executive Committee

        Meet the Members of Group Executive Committee of the Schindler Group.

      • Organizational regulations

        The Organizational Regulations of the Schindler Group are based on articles 716, 716a and 716b of the Swiss Code of Obligations and the Articles of Association of Schindler Holding Ltd.

      • Articles of Association

        Read the current binding German version of the Articles of Association of Schindler Holding Ltd., as well as the English translation.

    • Suppliers
      • Overview

        Our Strategic Sourcing Organization works closely with our regional sourcing organizations to deliver competitive, innovative, and sustainable supply solutions for Schindler globally.

      • Global organization

        Our global purchasing organization is managed by a network of category and country teams, who work closely together to achieve maximum results.

      • Spend categories

        The Category structure defines the global material and service categories supplying the Schindler Group and drives the management of the spend and the supply base.

  • Responsibility
    • Overview
    • Our Sustainability Roadmap
    • Environment
      • Climate

        We are continually searching for innovative ways to reduce the carbon intensity of our vehicle fleet. And, by increasing the use of remote monitoring and adaptive servicing of our products, we are further reducing the need to travel.

      • Environmental management at our sites

        We are continuously looking for ways to do more to tackle climate change through minimizing our environmental impact at our sites.

    • People
      • Inclusion & Diversity

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

      • Safety

        Every day, we move more than 2 billion passengers, who rely on our products to get around – that means the safety and reliability of our products are critical.

      • Communities

        We make a positive contribution to communities through our targeted Responsibility initiatives.

    • Value chain
      • Product sustainability

        Quality and innovation guide our investments to improve the environmental performance of our products.

      • Pioneer smart urban mobility

        We pioneer smart mobility with our ideas & solutions, keeping an ever-growing urban world easily accessible and making each trip safe, efficient, and secure.

      • Supply Chain engagement

        We are committed to increase sustainability and environmental awareness in our supply chain while maintaining high standards of safety & quality.

      • Cyber resilient across the organization

        Information security is not the exclusive domain of our IT department – we want it to be everyone’s business. Building our cyber resilience is part of our corporate risk management approach and an ongoing effort.

    • Ethics and compliance
      • Overview

        All Schindler employees commit themselves to observe the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct in their interactions with …

      • Educate

        In the Educate stage of the Compliance Program activities & processes are implemented which are designed to avoid compliance violations before they occur.

      • Examine

        In the Examine stage of the Compliance Program processes to detect hints of possible violations ("Red Flags") are implemented.

      • Enforce

        In the Enforce stage of the Compliance Program suspicions of violations are investigated, corrective actions taken and the responsible employees sanctioned.

    • Policies and reports
  • Investors
    • Overview
    • Share information
      • Overview

        Schindler registered shares & participation certificates are traded on the Swiss stock exchange since November 1, 1971.

      • Share price charts

        Data is delayed by at least 15 minutes. All quotes are in local exchange time.

      • Share capital structure

        Learn more about our capital structure and shareholders

      • Dividends

        Schindler's dividend policy is earnings-related and provides for a payout ratio of 50% to 80% of net profit attributable to shareholders of Schindler Holding Ltd.

      • Coverage and consensus

        Schindler is covered by various analysts. Their views, forecasts, and expectations may not necessarily reflect those of the company.

    • Results
      • Overview

        Schindler reports on its financial performance on a quarterly basis.

      • Archive

        Schindler reports on its financial performance on a quarterly basis. The documents in the reporting archive are available online only. For an overview click the corresponding year.

      • Non-GAAP measures

        We include certain non-GAAP measures in our Group Review comprise, which are not accounting measures as defined by IFRS.

    • Financial calendar
    • Events
    • General meetings
    • Investor Relations contact
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • Overview

        Together, we're building the future, keeping the world moving, and making our communities accessible and sustainable.

      • Inclusion and diversity

        By building inclusive and diverse teams, we are laying the foundation for creativity, innovation, and effective decision-making.

      • 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.

    • Why Schindler
    • Work and grow at Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

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

      • Professional development

        The key to maintaining our proud legacy of Swiss precision engineering, attention to detail, and quality is making sure that all our people – at every level – are trained and ready.

      • Leadership growth

        We strongly believe in fostering a corporate culture of continuous development and providing a platform where our employees can grow.

      • Career development

        We prioritize career development, offering tailored paths for growth and advancement. Explore diverse roles, acquire new skills, and seize opportunities for progression within our global organization.

      • International careers

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

      • 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.

    • Who we look for
      • Students and graduates

        Discover our wide range of apprenticeship, graduate, and internship opportunities that will launch your career and support your professional growth.

      • Experienced professionals

        Explore our open opportunities across various business functions, from engineering, IT, sales, and marketing, to communications, finance, quality management and HR, and embark on a thriving career with us.​

    • Open positions
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A fascinating story…

In its more than 150-year history, we have grown from a local manufacturer of machines into a global elevator and escalator business. On the way, we have shaped the industry, defined best practice as a mobility provider and as an employer, and prospered in a highly competitive global environment. The story begins in a workshop in Lucerne in 1874...

1874 - 1900

1874: Robert Schindler (pictured) and Eduard Villiger establish the collective joint partnership: Schindler & Villiger. 

1883: Move to the newly built plant at Sentimattstrasse in Lucerne. 

1892: The first electric elevator with belt drive is built.

1901 - 1920

1901: Robert Schindler sells the company to his nephew Alfred Schindler (pictured). 

1906: Schindler & Cie. o.H.G, the first subsidiary outside of Switzerland, is established in Berlin. 

1915: Schindler starts production of elevator motors. 

1920: The name of the company changes to Kommandit-AG Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge- und Maschinenfabrik mit Giesserei.

1921 - 1940

1925: The company name changes to Kommanditaktiengesellschaft Schindler & Cie., Aufzüge und Maschinenfabrik.

1929: PARS Finanz AG in Hergiswil, Switzerland, is founded. 

1936: The first escalator installation by Schindler was completed in Basel, Switzerland.

1937: Death of Alfred Schindler. His son, Alfred F. Schindler (pictured) takes over management of the company.

1941 - 1960

1945: Schindler Waggon AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, is established. 

1952: Schindler launches the Directronic drive. 

1957: Transfer to new headquarters in Ebikon (pictured). 

1960: Schindler acquires the Schweizerische Wagons- und Aufzügefabrik Schlieren (SWS).

1961 - 1980

1965: Launch of Dynatron drive. 

1971: Trading in shares of Schindler Holding AG on the main Zurich Stock Exchange begins. 

1974: Joint venture with Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd in Hong Kong. 

1980: First industrial joint venture of the People’s Republic of China with a western company (pictured). China Schindler Elevator Co. is established in Beijing.

1981 - 2000

1985:  Alfred N. Schindler, Luc Bonnard and Dr. Uli Sigg are elected executive directors and take over the management of the company. 

1990: World’s first hall call destination system, Miconic 10 (pictured). 

1998: Schindler separates from the rolling stock business.

1998: Schindler takes over the Haushahn Group in Stuttgart, Germany. 

1999: Schindler acquires 63.64% of the shares of Elevadores Atlas S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2001 - 2020

2003: Launch of SchindlerID, a new traffic-management and access-control technology. 

2009: Introduction of Transit Management System, the PORT Technology. 

2014: Opening of new factories in China and India. 

2014: Schindler acquires a majority in Joint Venture with XJ-Schindler (Xuchang) Elevator Co. Ltd, China. 

2017: Silvio Napoli becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

2018: Launch of the breakthrough Schindler Robotics Installation System for Elevators.

2019/2020: launch of new Schindler 1000, 3000, and 5000 product lines, based on new modular elevator platform.

2021 - Today

2021: Schindler commits to only using electricity generated by renewable resources by 2025 and no industrial waste to landfill by 2023.

2022: Schindler commits to being Net Zero by 2040, with targets approved by the Science-based Target initiative (SBTi).

Our Logo over the years

The success story of the Schindler logo began in 1910, when Alfred Schindler – grandfather of the former Chairman, Alfred N. Schindler – designed the first logo with a young employee named Maxime Chatel. It originally shows a compass at the bottom and the year the company was founded.

Today, the Schindler logo with its name, symbol and colors is built on tradition and reflects our brand values.


The first logo's circular shape symbolized perfection, the compass at the bottom, precision and the art of engineering. Inside the compass is the year the company was founded.


In 1925 the logo was simplified and officially registered. The original compass image was made more abstract and reduced to two lines.


The Schindler logo was changed in 1974 – after nearly 50 years – to be darker and easier to read and recognize. You might still see this logo today on elevators installed prior to the 1990s.


The Schindler logo was radically redesigned and modernized in 1985 with red stripes as the dominant motif. These vertical stripes were meant to symbolize the vertical transformation of the core business.


The traditional Schindler logo shape returned in 2006 with the company name in the same red as the “stripe logo” 20 years before.

By being three-dimensional, it communicates dynamic movement. Its color reflects the utmost in technical precision and quality.