Moving people. Shaping the future.

Why Otis?

We lead the industry by putting people first.


We move billions of people a day but never lose sight of what each passenger wants and needs. It’s been that way since we invented the world’s first safety lift more than 160 years ago. And it’s why we continue to set the standard for the industry we created.

Vision & values

The moment the movement began

Great brands have a great story. Ours is legendary.

In 1854, Elisha Otis traveled to the New York World's Fair to promote his new invention. Standing high above the crowd on a platform lift, he ordered the retaining rope cut. The crowd cried out. His safety brake held. And in that moment, one man changed the world's perspective on what's possible, sending it rising up.

We’re ready to move the next generation

Since the New York World's Fair, we've dedicated ourselves to one thing: moving the world.

As cities reach impossible heights and the digital revolution transforms daily life, our customers are looking to us for new ways to keep their world moving. As always, we're ready – with a bold vision of the future and the ground-breaking technology to make it happen.

Otis around the world

Our global presence ensures consistent quality, safety and service, wherever you are.

We offer products and services in 200 countries and territories. Wherever you are, you can count on absolute consistency when it comes to quality, safety and style. That’s the commitment of our 26 engineering centres and 11 test towers around the world.

Our designs come to life at our ISO-certified factories on four continents. Given our range of products, we’re able to meet the diverse needs of the most demanding customers and passengers.

Our global presence also enables us to offer the highest levels of personalised service, delivered by 31,000 expert mechanics worldwide.

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Setting the pace for innovation

We constantly look for ways to advance the art of moving people.


As part of United Technologies Corporation, we’re able to tap into resources of both UTC’s world-class research centre and our sister companies, leaders in the building systems and aerospace industries. These partnerships ensure that our products and services remain among the safest, most reliable and most advanced in the industry.

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Natural leadership

In a changing world, we’re proud to lead by example

We love to innovate and shape the future. It’s always been this way. Today our designs must be beacons of sustainability and efficiency as well as being advanced, comfortable and safe. The biggest advances must create the smallest possible environmental footprint. In a nutshell, natural leadership means creating the best solutions for you and for the planet.

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