STVF is a model of geared traction elevator system manufactured by Hyundai Elevator Co. Ltd., a South Korean elevator manufacturer.

The name STVF stands for "Serial Telecommunication VVVF, and it was part of Hyundai's ST (Serial Telecommunication) elevator series. Since 2013, the STVF has been succeeded by Hyundai's current WBST1 model, a new geared traction model that is part of their WB (World Best) elevator series.


STVF is a "low-end class" geared traction elevator system for low to high-rise buildings. This model has a maximum speed of 105 meters per minute (or 1.75 meters per second) and can serves up to 32 floors.

Both the STVF and WBST1 elevators normally uses floor indicators with red colored LED dot matrix display.


STVF was launched in late 1998 as a successor of the company's previous geared elevator model WC-VF. The first model to be released was simply known as STVF. In October 2000, Hyundai launched the STVF-2 which was an improved model of the original STVF to minimize failures and increase the space of the machine room. The maximum speed however, was still 105 meters per minute. It received an updated design in late 2003.

An advanced and high-rise version called STVF-3 was launched in late 2001. It was mainly for export markets and only a few units were sold in South Korea. The model was mainly used for high-rise residential buildings, and the maximum speed was increased from just 105 m/min to 120. In 2002, Hyundai launched STVF-4, which was a special low-rise model that could be installed in a narrow machine room by miniaturizing and simplifying the existing STVF series and making it applicable to low floors and low capacity.

STVF-5 was launched in July 2004, which was based on STVF-3 with minor improvements. By the time the model was launched, both the STVF and STVF-4 models were discontinued and unified as this model, in this case, STVF-5.

In June 2009, Hyundai launched STVF-7, which used a high performance 32-bit CPU to improve processing speed and expand communication interface and functions. It could also be fitted with an energy regenerative inverter (known as LOWATT) as an option. STVF-7 was the last model belongs to Hyundai's ST series before they switched to the new WB (World Best) series in 2013. The successor of STVF-7 is WBST-1.

Specs (as of 2015)

  • Geared traction
  • 1/1.5/1.75 m/s speeds
  • 450-1600 kg (or 6-24 persons) capacities
  • Serves up to 32 floors
  • Center opening or two speed telescopic opening doors
  • Can have two entrances

Notable installations

South Korea

  • Incheon International Airport, Incheon
  • Gimpo International Airport, Seoul (2006)
  • GS Supermarket, Yangcheon, Seoul (2011)
  • Lotte Mall, Suwon (2014)



  • Aston Hotel Pluit
  • Green Bay Pluit Bayview Apartments (2012)
    • Edelweiss Tower
    • Gardenia Tower
    • Heliconia Tower
  • Green Bay Pluit Coastview Apartments (2012)
    • Akasia Tower
    • Cendana Tower
    • Dahlia Tower
  • Ancol Beach City Mall
  • Mall Kelapa Gading 5
  • The H Tower
  • Hotel 88 Mangga Besar 120
  • HWI Lindeteves (2012-2013, replacement from 1991 GoldStar elevators)
  • Swiss-Belhotel Pondok Indah (2015)
  • Mall Cipinang Indah (2012)


  • Grand Aston Yogyakarta
  • Horison Ultima Riss Hotel, Yogyakarta
  • Grage Ramayana Hotel, Yogyakarta
  • Grage Hotel Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta


  • PHC Hospital
  • Ciputra World Surabaya (2011)
    • Ciputra Mall Surabaya
    • Ciputra Hotel Surabaya
    • Ascott Waterplace
  • Everbright Hotel
  • Wyndham Surabaya (formerly Pullman Surabaya)
  • Waterplace Residence
  • Siola Building (replacement from 1980s Hyundai elevators)
  • Marvell City


  • Mal Bali Galeria, Bali (2009, mall and 2013, car park extension building)
  • Lippo Plaza Sunset (2012, service elevators only)
  • The Champlung Mas Hotel
  • Hotel Maria (2011)
  • Anantara Resort Seminyak (2009)
  • Sanglah General Hospital - Angsoka Building, Denpasar
  • Puri Ayu Hotel, Denpasar (2008)
  • Manuaba Hospital, Denpasar
  • Graha Sewaka Dharma, Denpasar (2013)
  • Ace Hardware Central Gatsu, Denpasar
  • Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur (2017, replacement from two 1991 Indolift elevators)

Other cities

  • Livingworld Alam Sutera, Serpong, Tangerang, Banten (2010, car park and service elevators)
  • Universitas Indonesia, Depok
    • Faculty of Economy
  • D'Mall, Depok
  • Bekasi Junction, Bekasi
  • Mal & Hotel Ciputra Cibubur, Bekasi
  • Grage Hotel Cirebon, Cirebon
  • Megamall Batam, Batam, Riau Islands
  • Graha Kepri, Batam, Riau Islands

Other countries

  • Chuk On Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
  • Aberdeen Social Security Field Unit, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, China
  • Po Chai Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, China
  • Ngai Sheung Factory Building, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, China
  • Sun Hing Building, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China (replacement from unknown 1960s elevators)

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