Peelle is a company that manufactures vertical freight elevator doors as well as passenger elevator doors. Peelle is based in New York, United States. It has a branch in Ontario, Canada as well as sales representatives located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, England, France, Germany, and Singapore.


The company was founded in 1905. Peelle first manufactured motorized vertical freight elevator doors in 1935 or earlier. Peelle manufactured dumbwaiter doors in the past, but no longer manufacture dumbwaiter doors. In 1949, Peelle bought the escalator manufacturer Multiscope, and started manufacturing an escalator called the Peelle Motorstair. In 1965, Peelle sold their escalator division to Haughton, and stopped manufacturing escalators.


Peelle mainly makes vertical freight and vehicle elevator doors, but they also makes doors for passenger elevators. There are three types of vertical freight elevator doors that Peelle makes; one is the bi-parting doors, one is the slide-up doors and the other one is car gates/doors. Besides elevator doors, the company also makes cab enclosures for freight elevators, entrance/exterior door frames, door control systems and elevator door modernization.


  • Ascenseurs Fermetures (France)
  • Focus Lifts Ltd. (England)
  • Sautter Lift Components GmbH (Germany)
  • William J Dunlevy & Son Inc. (United States, Mid-Atlantic Region)

Notable installations

Automatic vertical freight elevator doors

United States

  • Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY
  • TCF Center, Detroit, MI
  • IKEA, Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
  • Target, Westfield Oakridge, San Jose, CA
  • Moscone Center, San Fransisco, CA
  • South Shore Plaza, Braintree, MA
  • Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA


  • Skyline Building, 192 Waterloo Street (two Schindler vehicle elevators, both defunct)
  • Ngee Ann City (1993, Schindler freight elevator[1])
  • Suntec City Convention Centre (1994, Mitsubishi freight elevators)
  • Techplace II, 5012 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (Fujitec freight elevators)
  • Block 203 Henderson Industrial Park (1987, Kone freight elevators)
  • Orchard Central (2009, two Schindler lorry lifts)
  • The Gateway
  • Noble Logistics, 49 Tannery Lane (1980's Kone freight elevators)
  • 30 Toh Guan Road (thyssenkrupp freight elevators)

Other countries

  • Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

"Motorstair" escalators

  • Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
  • Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, OH

Manual Bi-Parting Freight Doors

  • Stratford Square Mall, Bloomingdale, IL

Notes and references

  1. Can be found in the car park on level B3, near the Takashimaya lift lobby. Lift modernized by Kone in 2013 just like the rest of the Schindler lifts.

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