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Orona is a Spanish manufacturer of elevators and escalators founded in 1964 and currently headquartered in Hernani, Gipuzkoa, Spain. The company also operates globally with branches and distributors located in different countries. It is one of the leading Spanish elevator manufacturers that have sold its products globally.

History

Orona was founded in 1964 in San Sebastián as Orona, S. Coop, which was originally a manufacturer of boiler making equipment. They started making elevators in 1967 under license from Sabiem[1], an Italian elevator company. During this time, they made elevators with design and fixtures from Sabiem and were branded as "Orona Sabiem"[2]. In the same year Orona merged with MASTRA. In 1975, they started making their own elevators under the Orona brand after their license with Sabiem expired. By 1985, Orona was the largest elevator company in Spain. In 1989, Orona started making escalators[3].

In February 2016, Orona acquired EST Ascenseurs of France and Heis 1 Group of Norway. Heis 1 Group has been a distributor of Orona in Norway for 14 years and had locations in six Norwegian cities.

​Notable products

Orona 3G

Main article: Orona 3G

3G is Orona's current line of traction (machine room less and with machine room) and hydraulic elevator products.

Elevator fixtures

Main article: Orona Elevator Fixtures Guide

Notable installations

Main article: List of notable Orona elevator installations

Subsidiaries

There are numerous elevator companies in Spain which have become part of the Orona Group. They mainly serves as Orona's authorized distributor in areas where the company is based at. Some of these companies are:

  • Asgi Orona (Girona)
  • Ascensores Asmes
  • Bayfer Orona (Madrid)
  • Balear de Ascensores (Ibiza, also serves Mallorca)
  • Ascensores Benedicto Rodriguez (Madrid)
  • Ascensores as Burgas
  • Busque Ascensores (Barcelona)
  • Ascensores Cosecan (Tenerife)
  • Diez Herreros
  • Electra Vitoria (Álava)
  • Ga-lo Orona (Barcelona)
  • Mar Taller Electrico
  • Ascensores Omega
  • Orona Pecres
  • Ascensores Sagastizabal (Zumarraga)
  • Ascensores Sanchezmar (Valencia)
  • Ulahi Orona (Gipuzkoa)

Overseas distributors

Internationally, Orona distributes its products through its overseas subsidiaries and a network of affiliated independent distributors. The second one was pioneered by Orona and was copied by other small elevator manufacturers trying to expand globally, such as Kleemann and Doppler.

Current

England

Company name Remark
ACE Lifts Ltd.
Independant Lifts
LiftWise
Triangle Lift Services
Triple S Lift Services

France

Company name Remark
A.M.S.
Alti-Lift Serves Brest
Aslec
ERA
Loire Ascenseurs Serves Vienne and Lyon

Other countries

Company name Country Remark
Al-Daim Company Iraq
All-in Liften Netherlands
Ameeco Investment (K) Ltd. Kenya
AMG Elevadores Brazil
AMSLift Finland
ARM Co. Sudan
Ascensor Pvt. Ltd. Maldives Since 2016
Balear de Ascensores Spain Serves Mallorca
D&M Solutions Limited New Zealand Electra Vitoria only[4]
Delmon Elevation Lift Installation Co. LLC Dubai, UAE
Delmon United Co. Kuwait
Elevator AS Norway
Elevadores Internacional Mexico
General Electric & Trading Co. LLC (Genetco) Oman
Gilco Global Pvt. Ltd. India
Global City Engineering L.L.C (GCE) Oman
Lao Peng Nguan Co., Ltd. Thailand
LTF Liften B.V. Netherlands Based in Utrecht.
MidWestern Elevators Ireland
Myanmar Mahar Htun Company Limited Myanmar
Nasco Trading LLC UAE
Nyirlift Hungary
PT. Delta Mitra Perkasa Indonesia
PT. Sukuba Indo Jaya Indonesia Bali only. Also the sole distributor of LINES and China-made Siglen elevators in the province.
S.S. Lifts Ltd. Malta
Solar Alert Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
SS Lifts Co. Ltd. Malta
Suomen Hissipalvelu Finland
Termalift Macedonia Since 2017
The Lift Company Pty. Ltd. South Africa
Element Hiss Sweden Stockholm & Uppsala only (Based in Lativa as Element Hiss AB SIA)

Former

Company name Country Remark
Eggert Aufzuge GmbH Germany
Heis-Tek and Heis 1 Norway Acquired by Orona in 2016.
Länets Hiss Sweden Västernorrland only
Lift-Mech Engineering Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Shan On Engineering Co. Ltd. Hong Kong, China MRL elevators only and installed under its subsidiary Electra Vitoria.[5][6]

Trivia

  • Orona elevators installed by third party agents or distributors are often branded by the distributor that installed them instead by Orona, regardless of location. For example, Orona elevators installed by Liftwise in the United Kingdom are branded as "Liftwise" instead.

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External links

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