C. Haushahn GmbH & Co. KG (or sometimes known as Haushahn Gruppe) is a German elevator manufacturer, and was the largest family-held elevator company in Germany. The company was founded 1889 by Immanuel Hahn in Stuttgart, and was sold to Schindler in 1998. It is currently a brand of Schindler used for certain rebranded Schindler elevators and are marketed exclusively in Germany.


The beginnings

The young mechanic Immanuel Hahn took over the workshop of Carl Haushahn in 1889, which was located in Tuebinger Street in Stuttgart. Carl Haushahn had the shop since 1812 producing industrial weighing scales. After Immanuel took over the production, they first started building cranes and then elevators. The first elevator was hydraulic and was build in Reutlingen. The company grew bigger and soon moved their production to the suburban area of Feuerbach.

1920 - 1940

Haushahn quickly grew and now was one of the biggest elevator manufacturers in Germany. They made elevators in Germany and exported to Ireland, Greece, Sweden, France, Chile, Spain, Finland and Croatia.

They started to build "fast-speed-elevators" with separate engines for leveling. Elevators of this type were built in the Bahnhofsturm, Stuttgart; Tagblatt-Turm Stuttgart and at the Pasaje Matte in Santiago de Chile.

1940 - 1998

Not much is know about the history of Haushahn between 1940 and 1998.

In 1998, the company was sold to Schindler Elevator and it became part of Schindler Group since then.

List of current elevator models

Almost all of these elevator models are Schindler elevator models resold and rebranded by Haushahn.


This is a Schindler 3300 resold and rebranded as Haushahn lifeLine for residential buildings. This elevator has a speed range between 1 and 1.6 m/s, can carry up to 15 persons and can travel up to 20 floors.

lifeLine MOD

This is a Schindler 6300 resold and rebranded as Haushahn lifeLine MOD for modernization/replacing old elevators in residential buildings.


This is a Schindler 3100 resold and rebranded as Haushahn lifeEdition for small residential buildings. It has a speed range of 0.63 to 1 m/s, capacity range between 450 and 1000 kg (or 6-15 persons) and is able to serve up to 30 meters or 10 floors.

flexLine MOD

This is a Schindler 6200 resold and rebranded as Haushahn flexLine MOD. This is a small passenger elevator designed for modernization/replacing old elevators in small residential buildings with limited space for the elevator shaft.


This is a Schindler 5500 resold and rebranded as Haushahn designLine. It is a passenger elevator designed for commercial buildings. It has a capacity range between 630 and 2600 kg, speed range between 1 and 3 m/s and can serve up to 50 floors (or 150 meters).

designLine MOD

This is a Schindler 6500 resold and rebranded as Haushahn designLine MOD. Based on the Haushahn designLine/Schindler 5500, this model is designed for modernization/replacing old elevators in commercial buildings.


This is a freight elevator for industrial and commercial application. While it is based on the Schindler 2600, it features the same selection of fixtures and cab design as the ones used in the designLine model or Schindler 5500. This elevator has a speed of 0.8, 1 or 1.6 m/s, capacity of 1000–4000 kg, and can serve up to 21 floors or 65 meters.


This is a dumbwaiter for restaurants, office and commercial buildings.


Haushahn Group is divided into 14 companies as listed below.

  • Haushahn Gruppe
  • FHW
  • Knizia Strelow (also part of Schindler Group)
  • Röbling Seiffert
  • Ten other regional subsidiaries

Notable installations



  • Stuttgart Central Station, Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart City Hall, Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart TV-Tower, Stuttgart
  • Breuninger, Stuttgart
  • Haushahn Headquarter, Stuttgart
  • Porsche Museum, Stuttgart (2008)
  • Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart

Other cities

  • Mitte Railway and Tram Station, Hattingen
  • Dortsfeld Railway Station, Dortmund
  • Barthel Dept. Store, Heilbronn
  • Niederberg Hospital, Velbert
  • KölnTriangle, Cologne (1994)
  • Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt
  • Olympic Tower, Munich[1]



  • Twin Plaza Hotel (1996)[2]
  • Graha Cijantung (1997-2018, replaced into Schindler 3300 AP elevator)
  • PT. KMI Wire and Cable Tbk., Cakung (modernized by Tamiang)

Other cities

  • German Centre, BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten[3]
  • Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (1997)
  • Garden Palace Hotel, Surabaya, East Java (1994)[4]
  • Mall Ratu Indah, Makassar, South Sulawesi (1998)

Other countries

  • Eiffel Tower replica - Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Doswell, VA, United States[5]
  • Pasaje Matte, Santiago, Chile
  • Kennedyplein Parking Garage, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2000)[6][7]
  • Central Market Annexe Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kompleks Sri Relau, Penang, Malaysia (modernized by generic)
  • Eastern Plaza, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Elevator fixtures

Main article: List of Haushahn elevator fixtures


  • In Indonesia, Haushahn elevators were distributed by PT. Ihaka Saka Nusantara from September 1995 until 1997.[8] However, only about 90 units were installed in the country; most of them were installed in high-rise buildings. In 1997, Ihaka Saka Nusantara stopped distributing Haushahn elevators because of the high import costs caused by the Asian financial crisis. Since 2004, Ihaka Saka Nusantara has been distributing Hosting elevators from China, which are sold under the name "AE-Lift Hosting".
  • In South Korea, Haushahn had its presence in the country through a partnership with Soolim Elevator Company[9][10], which installed elevators under the "Soolim Haushahn" brand. After Haushahn was sold to Schindler, Soolim went on its own and in 2004 it got acquired by Kone[11]. It later became a small-medium sized elevator company after Kone withdrew its South Korean subsidiary in 2011 due to poor business.
  • The Dutch elevator company Möhringer Liften used to be part of Haushahn when both companies merged in 1978.[12] After Haushahn was taken over by Schindler in 1998, Möhringer continued on its own.
  • Haushahn mostly used Schaefer fixtures between the 1970s and 2000s.


Notes and references

  1. TALL Haushahn/Schindler 7000 Traction Double-Deck Lifts @ Olympiapark Tower Munich, Germany - YouTube
  2. Only the service elevators are still original. The main elevators were replaced by Lemova in 2013.
  3. Most of them have been modernized by ThyssenKrupp and another one was modernized into LiSA.
  4. The main elevators have been replaced into Kone in 2014, while the elevators in the function rooms have been replaced into ThyssenKrupp. The service elevator was the last surviving elevator, before it was replaced by another company.
  5. Haushahn Scenic Traction elevator at the Eiffel Tower in Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA - YouTube
  6. A Haushahn!! elevator @ Kennedyplein parking garage in Eindhoven - YouTube
  7. Another Haushahn! elevator @ Kennedyplein parking garage in Eindhoven - YouTube
  8. AE-Lift HOSTING - Company History
  9. 서울특별시 강서구 염창동 염창동아1차아파트 코네수림엘리베이터 탑사기 - YouTube
  10. Elevator article - Namu Wiki (Korean)
  11. Kone Corporation Annual Report 2004 (Archived, refer to Page 9)
  12. Geschiedenis - Möhringer liften B.V.

External links

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