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Schindler Group

Company nameThe Schindler Group
Company typePublic
IndustryVertical transportation
GenreCorporate histories
FoundedLucerne, Switzerland (1874)
Founder(s)Robert Schindler and Eduard Villiger
Key peopleAlfred N. Schindler (Chairman)
ProductsElevators, Escalators
RevenueCHF 8,187 billion (2010), (-) 1.1% from 2009
Employees43,010 (2010)
ParentSchindler Holding Ltd

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Schindler was founded in Switzerland in 1874 and is the largest manufacturer of escalators and the second largest manufacturer of elevators world wide. Schindler produces, installs, maintains and modernizes elevators and escalators in all kind of buildings (Residential, Commercial and High-Rise). The company is present in more than 140 countries and employs 43,000 persons worldwide. The production facilities are located in Austria, Brazil, China, France, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.

The second business division of the Schindler Holding is the ALSO Group. It is a wholesale and logistics company in the information and communications technology sector and the consumer electronics sector. The ALSO division business is mainly in Switzerland and Germany.

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