Indolift (official full company name PT. Indo Elevator Industri Pratama or PT. Indo Elevator (Mfg.) Co. Ltd.) was an elevator company in Indonesia. It produced traction and hydraulic passenger, bed/hospital, panoramic and freight elevators as well as dumbwaiters[1].


The history of the company started out in 1974 when PT. Harton Tektama, a local mechanical and electrical engineering firm, was established and became the sole distributor of Italian made Semag elevators in Indonesia. The firm's role and experience in the vertical transportation field led to the establishment of a new local elevator company as part of the government's program of using domestic/local made products. In 1982, Indolift was established and registered as PT. Indo Elevator Industri Pratama. Experimental production began in July 1986 followed by a commercial production in January 1987 under the trademark "INDOLIFT". The first Indolift elevator was installed in January 1987 at the Bank Pasar Swadesi building in Surabaya, which was a 15 persons-capacity deluxe passenger elevator serving five floors. Until the late 1980s, it was the first and only Indonesian elevator company that was able to produce elevators locally. The company claimed that only 30% of its product components were imported, while the rest were locally made. By 1988, the company claimed it was able to produce 200 elevators each year.

In 1994, Kone established a joint venture with Indolift as a mean of entering the Indonesian market, although Kone had already entered the market in 1991 but withdrew its distribution from its Indonesian distributor. They owned a 46% shareholding in the joint venture. A year later, the joint venture was 100% acquired by Kone[2] and the company became PT. KONE Indo Elevator. After the acquisition, Kone began installing elevators that were pretty much identical to 1990s Indolift elevators that were produced and installed before the acquisition, such as reusing Indolift's signal fixtures, cabs, and other components. Kone's 1980s-1990s "M Series" chimes were also used on these elevators as well[3]. There are still a few number of such Kone installations that can be found in Indonesia.


Head office and factory

The head office, factory and showroom of the company was located on Jalan Raya Rungkut Menanggal No. 11, Surabaya. It consist of a four storey building with a hydraulic elevator and an eight storey elevator testing tower with a traction elevator for testing purposes. The factory had a 4000 meters per square area. PT. Harton Tektama, who served as the authorized distributor, installer and maintenance provider of Indolift elevators in Indonesia, was based at this premise. The factory might have been demolished some time after the company was acquired by Kone.

After the acquisition, Kone opened a factory in Waru, Sidoarjo (now closed), as well as a branch office in Jl. Untung Suropati, Surabaya before moving to a building somewhere in the city and later moved again to Waru, Sidoarjo where it is currently located.

Branches and representatives

Indolift also had representatives in Jakarta and Bandung. It is unknown if Indolift had representatives in other major cities in Indonesia.

Notable people

  • F.H. Harun Widjaja (President Director)
  • Ir. Jurianto Gunawan (Production Manager)
  • Ir. Ridwan K. (Marketing Director)

Notable installations in Indonesia

There are still quite few numbers of Indolift elevators exist in the country. Some of them still operates while some others have either been put out of service indefinitely, modernized or replaced by other elevator companies.

Existing installations


  • Papa Jack Kopitiam, Lokasari Square[4]
  • Plaza Mebel Fatmawati (1992)
  • grandkemang Hotel (1993, two have been modernized by LiSA)
  • Moemoe Cafe Mahakam (refurbished by AMKA)
  • Cilandak 88 Condominium
  • Proklamasi ENT & Surgery Hospital (1991, dumbwaiter)[1]
  • Ombudsman Republik Indonesia (1988)
  • PT. Thomas Express, Gunung Sahari
  • Harapan Bunda Hospital (modernized by Diao Elevator)


  • Limijati Women's and Children's Hospital - Building A
  • Halmahera Siaga Hospital (1992)
  • Savoy-Homann Hotel (most have been modernized and replaced into Louser Lift)
  • Institute of Technology Bandung
    • Labtek V
    • Labtek VI
  • Hotel Baltika
  • Endah Parahyangan Hotel


  • Inna Garuda Hotel (extension, 1991)[5]
  • The Phoenix Hotel (refurbished by APG Elevator)
  • Abadi Hotel (service elevator)
  • University of National Development "Veteran" - Administration Building


  • Gotong Royong Hospital (older building, modernized in 2015)
  • Galeri Indosat Kayoon
  • Double Happiness International Restaurant
  • August 17th 1945 High School (SMA 17 Agustus 1945)
  • November 10th Institute of Technology - Library Building (1995)[6]
  • PT. PAL Indonesia, Ujung (extension building, unfinished)


  • Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Sanur (1991)
  • Bali Anggrek Inn, Kuta[4] (building abandoned)

Other cities

  • Hotel Santika Cirebon, Cirebon (1993)
  • Tiban Mosque, Turen, Malang
  • Hotel Surya Prigen Tretes, Tretes, Pasuruan (dumbwaiter)

Former installations

  • Universitas Indonesia (Salemba) - Faculty of Dentistry, Jakarta (replaced into Delta Lift in 2017)
  • Graha Pos Indonesia (formerly Wahana Bakti Pos Building), Bandung (replaced into thyssenkrupp in 2018)
  • Graha Wiyata UNTAG, Surabaya (replaced)
  • Klinik Medis Pusura, Jl. Mayjend Sungkono, Surabaya (elevator removed, shaft converted into a prayer room)
  • Plaza Andhika, Surabaya (replaced into Sigma elevator, this building also contains two non-operational Orenstein & Koppel escalators)
  • Bali Garden Beach Resort, Bali (1988-2014)[7]

Other past installations

  • Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta
  • Budiarto Airport (ATC Tower), Curug, Tangerang
  • Pusat Penelitian Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Teknologi (Puspitek) Batan, Serpong, Tangerang
  • The Papandayan Hotel, Bandung (might have been replaced into Hyundai elevators)
  • Hotel Perdana Wisata, Bandung (elevators no longer exist, building closed)
  • Garden Palace Hotel, Surabaya (elevators no longer exist)[8]


Main article: List of Indolift elevator fixtures


  • Possibly from the 1980s until early 1990s, Indolift used machines that were manufactured by either Montanari Giulio & C. or Motor Lift s.r.l. from Italy[9]. On later models, they used machines and controllers made by Kone up until the acquisition.
  • Their emergency rescue device is called "Emergenzamatic".
  • The thin door sills model Indolift used from the 1980s until early 1990s was based on Semag's door sills. Beginning in the 1990s, Indolift switched to a thicker door sill model. In terms of door safety, they initially used knee-level electric eyes before changing to mechanical black door bumpers in the 1990s.
  • Some late model Indolift elevators installed in the 1990s used GAL door interlocks.
  • When Kone began entering the Indonesian market, a lot of Indolift elevators produced and installed in the 1990s used Kone's Traffic Master System (TMS) 600 series controllers.
  • Indolift was the first Indonesian elevator company in Indonesia, followed by Louser Lift which was established in 1987.
  • It was also one of the only three local elevator companies in Indonesia that was formed as part of a domestic investment (Indonesian: Penanaman Modal Dalam Negeri or PMDN). The other two were Louser Lift and Elga.




Advertisements and diagrams



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 INDOLIFT Dumbwaiter - RS Khusus THT - Bedah Proklamasi - JKT
  2. KONE Indonesia
  3. Nice Old KONE Elevator at La Mode Golden Plaza Fatmawati, Jakarta
  4. 4.0 4.1 These Indolift elevators no longer in operation.
  5. Main/guest elevators have been modernized, the service elevator is still original.
  6. No longer in operation. One elevator has been replaced into LINES.
  7. Replaced into Schindler 3300 AP MRL in mid 2014 with FIGS fixtures.
  8. In 1994, these elevators were replaced by Haushahn. Now these elevators has been replaced again by Kone with the exception of service elevators has been replaced into a generic
  9. FULL Machine Room Tour - 1991 Indolift Traction Elevator

External links

Other/smaller/historic elevator companies
Full list of companies List of elevator and escalator companies
Operating Alcor ElevatorAnlev ElexAutomobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsCNIMDAKADaldossDopplerEITAElectraGrupo ExcelsiorGuangriHaushahnHOSTINGIFEIGVInter-UpIsraliftIZAMETKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LiftmaterialMEIMorris VermaportMPNova ElexOmegaOronaPaynePickerings LiftsPneumatic Vacuum ElevatorsSchmitt + SohnSEC ElevatorsShenyang Brilliant (BLT)SITESSJECStannahTechnosVýtahy OstravaWaupacaXJ ElevatorYungtay
Defunct or fate unknown A&P. StevenAmtech (Amtech ReliableAmtech Elevator Services) • ArmorASEAAsea GrahamAtlas (Northern California)Bennie LiftsBoral ElevatorsCeniaDAN ElevatorDEVEDong YangEggers-KehrhahnElevadores AtlasElevadores SûrElevators Pty. Ltd.Ellis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFIAMFlohrGeneral (CA, older)GiantGoldStarGraham BrothersHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHavemeier & SanderIndoliftJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodK.M. WhiteKončarLG ElevatorMAN AufzugsbauMarryat & ScottMiami ElevatorMillarMontgomeryNippon (Japan, defunct)Northern Elevator LimitedOrenstein & KoppelPayneReliableRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSemagSergeSiemensSmith, Major & StevensSTAHLStaleyStarlift VoorburgStiglerThai Lift IndustriesTri-County Elevator Co.TriboroU.S. ElevatorWaygood & Co.ZREMB
Construction elevator companies Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist
Other companies Third-party elevator maintenance companies
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.