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Otis Elevator Company


Otis is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways.

Elisha Graves Otis, our founder,sold the first "safety elevator" in 1853, establishing Otis as the world leader in technological innovations, setting the industry standard for safety, functionality and reliability. That’s how we’ve grown to become the largest people-moving company on the planet, with approximately 2.3 million elevators and escalators in operation worldwide.

Our elevators are found in more than 200 countries and territories, (including nearly half of the world’s tallest buildings.

Otis is also known as a successful business unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Other UTC subsidiaries and product lines include Carrier heating and air-conditioning systems, Sikorsky helicopters, Hamilton-Sundstrand aerospace systems, and Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, gas turbines and space propulsion systems.

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