SchindlerMobile was a machine room less elevator produced by Schindler. It was Schindler's first machine room less elevator and was available for Europe and Japan.


SchindlerMobile was introduced on April 15, 1997 in Munich, Germany. It was a self-propelled elevator where a motor mounted under the cab turns large friction wheels to raise or lower the elevator car. It needs no machine room, no suspension ropes, and no hoistway walls. It is only for low-rise buildings and mostly comes with center opening telescopic landing doors. It is also mostly comes in one-group control. SchindlerMobile elevators were produced by SchindlerMobile AG in Schlatt, Canton of Thurgau.

On January 16, 2001, Schindler announced that they would discontinue the production of SchindlerMobile and replace it with the new Schindler EuroLift, which was being introduced in Europe at that time[1].

This elevator has fixtures and control that looks very similar to Miconic 10. Before entering the elevator car, passenger had to type their floor destination on a decimal keypad. Inside the car there are only door control and alarm buttons, and floor indicator.

Notable installations

  • Boots (16-17 Tottenham Court Road), London, United Kingdom
  • Maria-Theresie-Strasse 5, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Moncucco Clinic (Block C), Lugano, Switzerland
  • Engadinstrasse 2, Chur, Switzerland
  • 5 Chome-9-9 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Stadtteilbibliothek (District Library), Rheydt, Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Am Vögenteich 26, Rostock, Germany (1999)
SchindlerMobile Advert

SchindlerMobile advertisement from the 1998 version of Schindler's homepage.



Lift Schindler @ block C of clinic "Moncucco", Lugano Switzerland

Lift Schindler @ block C of clinic "Moncucco", Lugano Switzerland

SchindlerMobile elevator in block C of clinic "Moncucco", Lugano, Switzerland (video: Misha Gianoli).

VERY RARE Schindler Direct Drive

VERY RARE Schindler Direct Drive

SchindlerMobile elevator in Boots, 16-17 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingsom (video: benobve)

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