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These are some notable non-proprietary[1][2][3] (third-party or generic)[4] elevator component companies, mainly that manufactures elevator fixtures, pushbuttons, elevator spare parts and accessories.

The three main reasons of the non-proprietary elevator components being more commonly used nowadays as those are usually complied to the different elevator safety code, the building code for the accessibility, and reduce the total cost of ownership[5].

Major or well known companies

Adams Elevator Equipment Company

Main article: Adams

Adams Elevator Equipment Company is an American company which manufactures elevator and escalator parts and components and sells them to other elevator companies, as well as making replacement elevator and escalator parts for many different brands. Once a division of Westinghouse and now Schindler Elevator Corporation since 1989, it is the largest wholesale of elevator replacement parts and tools in USA. Adams was established in 1930.

Avire Ltd.

Avire Ltd. is a company being a part of the Elevator Safety Division of Halma plc. to manage three elevator component companies other than the Elevator Safety Division of Halma plc.'s American division (see Janus Elevator Products Inc. section below)[6].


E-Motive is an elevator component company established in 1993, their notable products are LCD displays and the bar-liked LED dot-matrix displays.

T.L. Jones

T.L. Jones was an elevator company established in 1926, their elevator component (Microscan door sensors) were produced since 1991.


Memco is an elevator component company established since 1971 in the United Kingdom. Mainly produce EN-81 elevator intercom/telephone system. Not only this, their notable products also include Panachrome safety door edge (which lights up green when the door is open and flashes red when it's closing). Their E-Series sensors were strikingly similar to Wittur Group WSE-81 Plus/155 Plus sensors.

​Böhnke & Partner GmbH

Böhnke & Partner is an manufacturer of elevator control system. They are leading the alliance and development of CANopen-Lift communications protocol that parts suppliers such as Kronenberg and Ziehl-Abegg follows, which enables parts from different suppliers to work with each other with no issues. The controllers provided with combination with a Ziehl-Abegg inverter and, if set up correctly, can perform a direct approach leveling very similar to a Schindler Miconic controls in the 1980s.


Main article: CEA

CEA S.r.l. is a manufacturer of elevator fixtures, electronic systems, operating boards and other components based in Milan, Italy. The company was founded in 1978.


Main article: CEDES

CEDES AG was founded in 1986 at Switzerland and only produce sensors and intelligent systems. They currently operated with 12 subsidiaries in worldwide. Sometimes, they provides their sensors to Schindler (under Progard L's name) that make a high pitch sounding between 1990s to mid-2000s[7][8].

China Electronics Service

Main article: China Electronics Service

China Electronics Service (also known as CES) is a company mainly produce the circuit boards, the automation system for the industries, the assistant learning tools, and the floor indicators and voice synthesizer for the elevators in Hong Kong. Established in 1987.


Main article: Dewhurst

Dewhurst (or Dewhurst Group plc) is an independent elevators, keypad and rail industries components supplier in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1919 and the Dewhurst Group now has sales of around US $50 million and employs over 300 people in locations around the world.

Dupar Controls Inc.

Dupar Controls Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of elevator fixtures and keypads in Canada. Dupar Controls Inc. was founded in 1958 and is a division of Dewhurst plc.

Elevator Research & Manufacturing

Main article: Elevator Research & Manufacturing

The U.S. division of Dewhurst, Elevator Research & Manufacturing or ERM is a California-based company which provides elevator fixtures. It was established in 1966.

C.J. Anderson & Company

Main article: C.J. Anderson & Company


Main article: DMG

DMG is a Italian-based company which manufactures elevator fixtures since in the 1950s. It has four subsidiaries located in France, Canada (MAD), Germany, and People's Republic of China.


Main article: MAD

MAD is DMG's Canadian division. It is a joint-venture company between the Italian company DMG and the Canadian-based Mainline Industries Corp.

EMI / Porta Inc.

EMI/Porta Inc. is a company based in the United States that is divided into two separate companies; EMI and Porta. EMI is a distributor of US Electrical Motors. TAL Engineering, Blain Hydraulics, Settima Pumps and Leroy Somer. Porta is a manufacturer of residential elevator gates, power gate operators and electro-mechanical interlocks, single speed car sills, fixtures and accessories.


Main article: Epco

EPCO (Elevator Products Corporation) is a New Jersey-based company established in 1953 that manufactures equipment for other elevator companies, mainly generic fixtures such as pushbuttons, floor indicators, and fixtures chassis for most of the elevator companies in North America. They are currently owned by Schindler.

Futac Systems

Futac (Futac Systems Limited, 富迪系統有限公司) is a company that manufactures elevator buttons, LCD floor indicators, network intercom unit and air purifier inside the elevators. They were established in 1997, and their fixtures were common on elevators installed by major companies which operates subsidiaries in Hong Kong, China.

Fermator Group

Main article: Fermator Group

Fermator is a Spanish company and the world's largest manufacturer of automatic elevator doors for low to high traffic applications. Some of Schindler's current elevator models, particularly the Schindler 3300, uses doors made by this company.


Main article: GAL

GAL (GAL Manufacturing Corp.) is a company that manufactures elevator fixtures, elevator door equipment and elevator controllers. They were established in 1927, and their fixtures were very common on elevators installed by generic/local companies in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hans & Jos. Kronenberg GmbH

Main article: Kronenberg

Kronenberg GmbH is a German company from Bergisch Gladbach that manufactures elevator equipment since 1932[9].

Hisselektronik AB / SafeLine

Hisselektronik AB is a Swedish-based company that manufacturers floor indicators, fixtures and also provides one whole elevator setup solutions. Their range of products follows the OpenCanLift protocols. Hisselektronik also manufactures emergency phone solutions under their SafeLine brand.


Hisstema AB is a Swedish-based company formed in the 1980s. They are a provider of elevator controllers and floor indicators as well as the hardware behind DMG buttons designed to work with the controllers. Hisstema was the pioneer of developing the direct-approach leveling feature by using tachometers, which was a first. One of the first elevators provided by Hisstema used to run by a Commondore 64 microcomputer, but had a disadvantage that the C64 had to read the elevator software trough tape after every time the power went out for that actual elevator.

Hollister-Whitney Elevator Corporation

Main article: Hollister-Whitney


Hydroware AB is a Swedish-based company that manufactures complete hydraulic drive and controller system. Their hydraulic system is unique for having adjustable oil fluid and therefore speed, featuring direct approach without leveling, thanks to a servo valve. Hydroware was formed by former DEVE employees that developed the servo valve as a successor of the successful and reliable DEVE hydraulics. But as Schindler had no interest for hydraulics at that time, the employees bought out this product and formed the new company with it. Schindler 2600's hydraulic model is in fact, powered by Hydroware's equipment, as both Schindler and Hydroware are still in partnership.

Innovation Industries

Main article: Innovation Industries

Innovation Industries Inc. is a USA-based company that manufactures elevator fixtures, pushbuttons and other elevator parts.

Janus Elevator Products Inc.

Janus Elevator Products Inc. is a company based in Hauppauge, NY and was established in 1988 that manufactures elevator components (currently being a part of Halma plc), such as their EMS and VPP phones. They also a distributor of the Avire's elevator components such as E-Motive Displays floor indicators, Panachrome safety door edge by Memco (which lights up green when the door is open and flashes red when it's closing)[10].


Main article: Jinlix

Jinlix is a Taiwanese company that manufactures elevator fixtures and other components. Their products are mainly found in Asia.

Lester Controls

Main article: Lester Controls

Lift Solutions, Inc.

Lift Solutions, Inc. is a US-based company that was established in 2002 by John Castaño. It supplies elevator parts, cabs, controllers, fixtures, and other components, including complete elevator modernization packages.

Monarch Control

Main article: Monarch Control

Suzhou Monarch Control Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company specializes in elevator and escalator controllers. It is a subsidiary of Shenzhen Inovance technology since 2003.

National Elevator Cab and Door Corp.

National Elevator Cab and Door Corp. (NECD) is a company founded in 1929 in New York City. The company has grown to become New York City's largest elevator cab and entrance door manufacturer. NECD manufactures elevator cab, entrance doors, as well as signal fixtures.

Nidec Corporation

Kinetek, Inc.

Kinetek, Inc. is a company based in United States, with several subsidiaries related to elevators and escalators. The group was acquired by Nidec Corporation in 2012 and Nidec Kinetek Elevator Technology (NKET) also established at the same time, reformed to the Nidec Kinetek Corporation in 2018.

Imperial Electric

Imperial Electric is a company that provides traction elevator motors, motor-generator and hydraulic elevator pump unit motors which are mainly supplied to North America.

Kinetek De Sheng Motor

Main article: Kinetek De Sheng

Kinetek De Sheng (Shunde, Foshan) Motor Co., Ltd. (or simply KDS) is a company that provides traction elevator motors, controllers, escalator controllers and floor indicators which are mainly supplied to Asia.

Motion Control Engineering

Main article: Motion Control Engineering

Motion Control Engineering (or simply MCE) is a company that provides non-proprietary (generic) solid-state elevator and escalator controllers. They were founded in 1983. They also make their very own complete elevator[11]. Their hydraulic equipment is often used on newer Kone hydraulic elevators.

Ningbo Safety Electronic

Ningbo Safety Electronic (alos known as SFT) is a company founded in 2003 in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. which mainly manufactures door sensors.

Ningbo Xinda Group

Main article: Ningbo Xinda Group

Ningbo Xinda Group is a company that manufactures elevator components, elevator fixtures, elevator drive machines, and escalator components, They also have a subsidiary which called Hosting, which provide full elevator installation. Sometimes, they provides elevator drive machines for Schindler elevators usually for modernization[12].


Peelle is an American manufacturer of elevator doors for freight elevators.

PTL Equipment

Main article: PTL

PTL is a USA-based company established in 1971 that manufactures entry-level standard and custom fixtures for major and aftermarket elevator companies. Aside from two architectural fixtures (Global and Commons), PTL fixtures (especially directional lanterns) bear a close resemblance to GAL fixtures.


Main article: Schaefer

Schaefer is a German company founded in 1964 by Wolfgang Schäfer that manufactures elevator fixtures. Their fixtures are mainly targeted for the European markets (specifically their home country Germany), but they are also often exported to other markets around the world.

Schneider Steuerungstechnik GmbH / LiSA

Main article: LiSA

Schneider Steuerungstechnik GmbH or known by its trademark LiSA is a German company which produce elevator control systems and fixtures components.

Sematic Group

Main article: Sematic Group

Sematic Group is a company based in Italy which manufactures elevator doors, elevator cab interiors and door operator for Schindler 3300 elevators. They also owns a subsidiary company Liftmaterial. However, they already be the subsidiaries of Wittur Group since 2015.

Shanghai STEP Electric Corporation

Main article: Shanghai STEP

Sodimas Ascenseurs

Main article: Sodimas

Société de Distribution de Matériel d’Ascenseur, or Sodimas for short, is a French family-owned company which provides complete elevator installations as well as being a supplier of elevator components. Founded in 1975 by Serge Arnoult and currently run by his son Patrice Arnoult since 2007, it is France's largest independent elevator manufacturer and elevator parts supplier.

Thames Valley Controls

Main article: Thames Valley Controls

Tonic Electronic Engineering

Main article: Tonic Electronic Engineering
Not to be confused with Kone, which using similar Chinese name.

Tonic Electronic Engineering is a company originated from British Hong Kong in 1989. They also operate manufacturing facilitates in Shenzhen, China, under their subsidiaries, Smartonic Technologies which makes arrival gong, alarm buzzer, LED and LCD floor indicators, intercom system, automatic floor announcement system, etc.

Weco Group (elevator)

Weco Group was founded in 2000 and mainly produce elevator door sensors. Their production facilities are located in Ningbo (Ningbo Weco Optoelectronic).

Weco Elevator Products

This name used in both North America and Europe.

Weco Optoelectronic

The full name is Ningbo Weco Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. This name used in Asia Pacific.

Wittur Group

Main article: Wittur Group

Wittur Group is a company producing elevator doors, traction machine, hydraulic pump unit and door sensors. It was founded in 1968 in Germany. Since 2000, the current Kone elevator AMD door operators are supplied by this company. Some of their products are labelled as Selcom since it was their subsidiary. They also make their very own elevators in modern days[13].


Ziehl-Abegg is a German manufacturing company founded in 1910 by Emil Ziehl which produces ventilation fans and air conditioning applications as well as elevator motor drives.

Other companies

Notes and references

Non-proprietary/third-party elevator components companies
Full list of companies List of non-proprietary elevator component companies
Companies AdamsArkelBUT-SANCEACEDESC. E. ElectronicsChina Electronics Service/CESCEHAMC.J. AndersonDewhurst/Dupar Control (ERM) • DMG (MAD) • ECIELMIEPCOESIEverbrightFermator GroupGALHollister-WhitneyHong JiangInnovation IndustriesJinlixJRTKDSKronenbergLiSALanger & LaumannLester ControlsMagnetekMCEMeiller GroupMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorNewLiftO.ThompsonPeellePTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSodimas AscenseursSTEPTonic Electronic Engineering/Smartonic TechnologiesTorin DriveTung Da ElectricTVCVander Electronic TechnologyVegaVirginia ControlsWittur Group/Selcom
See also List of elevator and escalator companies
Third-party elevator maintenance companies

Drive systems: Traction • Winding Drum • Hydraulic

Types of elevators: Double DeckDumbwaiterFireman'sFreightIncline • PassengerResidentialWheelchair lift

Concept: CapacityDestination dispatchElevator algorithm • Elevator control systemElevator machine room • Elevator maintenance • Elevator monitoring systemElevator modernizationACOP & UCMPMachine room less elevatorMajor alterationsRated speed

Elevator systems, controllers and equipments: Elevator emergency automatic rescue device • Elevator fixtures • Elevator keys • Elevator special modesElevator doorsDoor camDoor interlocks (Interlock wiring communication system) • Door restrictorElevator Inspection CertificateEmergency stop buttonFloor designatorsGate switch • Old Deadman controls • Overspeed governorMotor-generator set & Silicon-controlled rectifier (for DC-powered elevators) • Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (for AC-VVVF-powered elevators) • SelectorTape headRegenerative converter (for AC-VVVF-powered elevators)

See also: List of elevator fixtures guide • List of elevator and escalator companies • Elevator door sill guide (Non-proprietary elevator component door sill guide) • Floor numbering (Unlucky floor numbers) • Elevator incidents and accidents

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