Not to be confused with Rheinstahl, a company which acquired R. Stahl's elevator business in 1970.

Stahl Aufzug (or simply known as STAHL) was the elevator division of R. Stahl AG which, in the past, produced elevators as well as electric hoists. The division had defunct in 1970, and today Stahl makes explosion protection-related products.

History

Stahl was founded on August 1, 1876 by Rafael Stahl (1845-1899) in Stuttgart. The company initially produced circular knitting machines and other products for textile industry. In the early 1893, the company expanded its business to include electric elevators and cranes, and in 1897 it produced their first electric elevators. They made a paternoster in 1908 and their first paternoster was installed in the Graf-Eberharf Building in Stuttgart. In 1956, they manufactured Europe's fastest elevators for the Messeturm (trade fair tower) in Hannover.

In 1965, R. Stahl merged A. Zaiser, a Stuttgart elevator company that was founded in 1879 by Louis Adolf Zaiser. In 1967, they supplied elevators for the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia. At 540 meters high, it was the tallest tower in the world when it was completed. R. Stahl later took over Aufzugsbau Stahl-Zaiser (Stuttgart) and Eggers-Kehrhahn (Hamburg) in 1969.

In 1970, Stahl sold its elevator division to Rheinstahl. Finally in 1976, R. Stahl Aufzüge GmbH was renamed to Thyssen Aufzüge GmbH.

Notable installations

Germany

  • Dreifaltigkeitskrankenhaus, Köln
  • GeoScience, Köln
  • University of Köln - Building 202, Köln
  • Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, St. Augustin
  • RSG Rhein-Sieg Gymnasium, St. Augustin
  • Galeria Kaufhof, Dortmund
  • EKO Hospital, Oberhausen
  • Tibarg 7-9, Hamburg (1971)
  • Luxemburger Straße 63, Cologne (1973)
  • Elsenplatz 2, Troisdorf (1971)
  • Zum Altenforst 9, Troisdorf (1974)
  • Alfred Delp Straße 36, Troisdorf (1974)
  • Oxfordstraße 24, Bonn

Denmark

  • Landbohøjskolen, Copenhagen (1970, some have been modernized by ThyssenKrupp and BA Elevator)
  • Bremerholm 4, Copenhagen
  • Nikolaj Plads 5, Copenhagen
  • Dannebrogsgade 5-9, Copenhagen (1963)
  • Nørre Alle 49, Copenhagen (1988)
  • Hans Nansens Gård, Copenhagen (1970)
  • Jyllingevej 58, Copenhagen (1966)
  • Bystævneparken 25, Copenhagen (1973)

Norway

  • Tromsø Sparebank, Tromsø
  • Tromsøterminalen, Tromsø
  • Fiskernes Husin, Tromsø
  • Stortoget 2 & 5, Tromsø (1978)
  • Storgata 61, 65, 67 & 70, Tromsø
  • Skippergata 1C, 41 & 47, Tromsø
  • Macks Brewery, Tromsø
  • Grønnegata 53, Tromsø (1974)
  • Killengreens gate 7-11, Tromsø
  • Vestfold Hospital, Tønsberg
  • Farmanstrædet Shopping Center, Tønsberg
  • Thon Hotel, Høyers, Skien
  • Torggata 10, Skien (modernized by Kone)
  • Kongensgate 49 & 52, Narvik
  • Capitolgården, Kongensgate 52-54, Narvik (1977)
  • Stransveien 10 & 13, Finnsnes
  • Storgata 21, Finnsnes
  • Apotekergata 14-16, Horten
  • Hvaltorget Shopping Center, Sandefjord (1988)
  • Holmen, Drammen (1975)
  • Idunbygget, Keiser Wilhemsgate 22, Ålesund
  • Helgerudgården, Rådmann Halmrasts vei 9, Sandvika (1973)
  • Brøtergata 2, Lillestrøm, Norway

Other countries

  • Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia (1967, modernized by ThyssenKrupp in 2003)
  • Sköntorpsvägen 29, Årsta, Sweden
  • Elektronvägen 2, Huddinge, Sweden (1962)
  • Rue de Strasbourg, Luxembourg (1967)
  • Kekropos 8, Piraeus, Greece
  • Resavska 34, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Güllük Cd, Antalya, Turkey

Ferry boats and cruiseferries

  • M/F Bastø IV - Bastø Fosen (1986)
  • M/F Bastø V - Bastø Fosen (1990)
  • M/S Bergensfjord - Fjordline (1993)

Trivia

Stahl Heiser logo.

  • In Norway, Stahl elevators were distributed and installed by Thornvald Sætre A/S (later Thornvald Sætre Stahl Heiser A/S). It was acquired by Reber Schindler in 1993.
    • In addition, Stahl Heiser still makes elevators, although their elevator style has become a generic/third-party over the time, and are now completely generic. It also made marine elevators for ships. Stahl Heiser Norway is under the ownership of Schindler, operating as Schindler Stahl Heiser.
  • In the German language, Stahl means "steel".

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