Great brands have a great story. Ours is no different.
Otis is one of the world's largest manufacturers and maintainers of people moving products, including lifts, escalators, shuttle systems and moving walkways. Headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, USA, Otis employs more than 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains more than 1.35 million lifts and escalators worldwide.
In 1854, Elisha Otis travelled 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, 165 years ago, one man changed the world's perspective on what's possible. 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.