Moving people safely is what we do best. As the largest manufacturer and service provider of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, Otis is recognized the world over for helping people travel up, down and from place to place—conveniently and safely.


Buildings keep rising…so we rise to the challenge. As building technology changes and progresses, our elevator technology does the same. Otis has a long history of meeting new challenges with ongoing innovation. While there is a wide range of elevators to fit every need, they fall under three basic types: gearless traction, geared traction and machine-roomless.


More than 100 years later, “moving stairs” still give people a convenient lift. Otis wrote history with the introduction of the escalator in 1899. Today, we continue to improve the product through ongoing innovation. Similarly, Otis’ moving walkways offer safety, reliability and efficiency for both commercial and public applications.