World’s Best Escalator and Elevator Companies

These companies are continuously innovating solutions to provide better work or public space experience which truly makes a big impact in every industry.

What makes the world efficiently moving is the world’s best escalator and elevator companies. These two transport systems might seem mundane but everyone would agree that a day would be a lot better if we wouldn’t get stuck in traffic on elevators or if escalators could move us faster to get into that 7 AM train.

That is the mission of these companies. They are continuously innovating solutions to provide better work or public space experience which truly makes a big impact in every industry.


Improving the flow of urban life is the mission of this more than a hundred-year-old corporation. True enough, this company has been leading in the list of the world’s best escalator and elevator companies. Their sales grew by 3.3% to EUR 2,008 (1,943) million. At comparable exchange rates, Kone’s sales grew by 10.6% in the first quarter of 2018.

To give employees and VIP tenants in establishments the best comfort they could have, Kone developed People Flow Intelligence to optimize traffic and reduce the size of elevators needed in a building, resulting in smooth people flow. They are currently into developing smarter elevators that “can think automatically and respond to people’s” needs like predicting a person’s arrival or keyless access to temperature, lighting, and ventilation.

What about an elevator doing some social stuff? Well, Kone has just accomplished that. A shopping center in Vantaa, Finland is making the elevator ride a wonderful experience as their Kone elevator has a social media wall, which is the first in the world.


The year 1892 saw the first elevator with belt drive built by this small machinery company and since then, This Swiss company’s reputation has grown to be one of the world’s best escalator and elevator companies. Its revenue has grown to 10.2% in the first half of 2018 to $5,225 million. It is now in strategic partnership with GE Digital and Huawei.

One of its amazing products is the Schindler 7000 smart elevator which is known worldwide for its clean energy regeneration and efficiency in transporting people in high rise buildings. This elevator also has a double-deck feature which saves spaces in establishments.

Meanwhile, the company has escalators fit for all type of businesses and operations which promises durability, reliability and of course, safety. Railways systems in populous and busy cities of New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Tokyo trust this company for public mobility.


This company, operating for 160 years, truly deserves to be tagged in the world’s best escalator and elevator companies. Otis has provided services to the most remarkable buildings and establishments in the world such as the Empire State Building in New York, the iconic Eiffel Tower, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

Otis’ SkyRise, their most advanced elevator, gives clients the freedom to craft superb, stylish interiors that can delight their passengers. With their CompassPlus® dispatching technology gets people where they are going up to 50 percent faster than conventional dispatching systems. With smartphone apps, passengers can summon an elevator from their office or apartment, or while they’re on the move.

On the other hand, its escalators feature sustainable sophistication. It uses Standby ETA+ (or intermittent operational modes) plus LED lighting and ReGen drives to reduce energy consumption by 60%. It also uses 98% less lubricating oil consumed than conventional systems.

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Russel Cyra

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