150 years of company experience.

For over 100 years now, we have been successfully designing, constructing and looking after lifts.

The history of Schmitt + Sohn begins in 1861. Martin Schmitt founded the company in this year in Nuremberg.  Today too, the Schmitt family remains the guarantor of reliability and responsibility at Schmitt + Sohn, which is now run by the 6th generation.

 
 
1861
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1885
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1900
 
 
 
 
 
1906
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1918
 
1920
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1945
 
 
 
 
 
 
1952
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1963
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1971
 
 
1974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1988
1989
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1997
 
 
2000
 
 
 
2004
 
 
 
2008
 
2010
 
 
1861

Foundation of the company
Martin Schmitt – a construction fitting company

 

 

1885

Construction of the first lift system.

 

 

1900

First in-house developments in lift construction
Drives, controls, cars, doors. 130 employees.

 

 

1906

Supplier to the Royal Court of Bavaria

 

 

1918

Renaming of the company Aufzugswerke M. Schmitt & Sohn

 

 

1920

300 new systems annual production
Exports to Finland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Turkey
and Czechoslovakia

 

 

1945

Destruction and reconstruction
Gerhart and Karl Schmitt, the development generation – a modern lift company is created.

 

 

1952

Production of escalators

 

 

1963

Development of the company Schmitt + Sohn Elevadores in Portugal.

 

 

1971

The first electronic controls
Schmitt + Sohn – Pioneers of new technologies in lift construction

 

 

1974

Development of Swiss Lift Electronic Schweiz
Specialised in the construction of modern electronic controls

 

 

1988

Extension of the international market presence
Dr. Johannes Schmitt and Martin Schmitt – Development of
an internationally recognised and strong brand of Schmitt + Sohn,
extension of the international sales organisation

 

 

1989

International development
Formation of aninternational development
and production association and new companies in
the former East Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia

 

 

1997

Best Design
Award to Schmitt + Sohn Aufzugssysteme of the internationally
renowned iF Product Design Award for outstanding industrial design

 

 

2000

First Schmitt + Sohn lift without machinery room  
ISI 2040® – excellent quality lifts without machinery room

 

 

2004

Introduction of a standard European ERP communications and
information system

Internationally sustainable jobs are created.

 

 

2008

Best Service
Introduction of international Best Service standards.

 

 

2010

Best Production
Introduction of international Best Production  standards at all production sites.
1,360 employees.

 

 

  • 1861

    Foundation of the company
    Martin Schmitt – a construction fitting company

     

     

  • 1885

    Construction of the first lift system.

     

     

  • 1900

    First in-house developments in lift construction
    Drives, controls, cars, doors. 130 employees.

     

     

  • 1906

    Supplier to the Royal Court of Bavaria

     

     

  • 1918

    Renaming of the company Aufzugswerke M. Schmitt & Sohn

     

     

  • 1920

    300 new systems annual production
    Exports to Finland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Turkey
    and Czechoslovakia

     

     

  • 1945

    Destruction and reconstruction
    Gerhart and Karl Schmitt, the development generation – a modern lift company is created.

     

     

  • 1952

    Production of escalators

     

     

  • 1963

    Development of the company Schmitt + Sohn Elevadores in Portugal.

     

     

  • 1971

    The first electronic controls
    Schmitt + Sohn – Pioneers of new technologies in lift construction

     

     

  • 1974

    Development of Swiss Lift Electronic Schweiz
    Specialised in the construction of modern electronic controls

     

     

  • 1988

    Extension of the international market presence
    Dr. Johannes Schmitt and Martin Schmitt – Development of
    an internationally recognised and strong brand of Schmitt + Sohn,
    extension of the international sales organisation

     

     

  • 1989

    International development
    Formation of aninternational development
    and production association and new companies in
    the former East Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia

     

     

  • 1997

    Best Design
    Award to Schmitt + Sohn Aufzugssysteme of the internationally
    renowned iF Product Design Award for outstanding industrial design

     

     

  • 2000

    First Schmitt + Sohn lift without machinery room  
    ISI 2040® – excellent quality lifts without machinery room

     

     

  • 2004

    Introduction of a standard European ERP communications and
    information system

    Internationally sustainable jobs are created.

     

     

  • 2008

    Best Service
    Introduction of international Best Service standards.

     

     

  • 2010

    Best Production
    Introduction of international Best Production  standards at all production sites.
    1,360 employees.