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Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. For architects and contractors, developers and homeowners, Otis is the world’s leading people mover.

While we manufacture, install, modernize and maintain elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, the heart of our business is problem solving. Whether a customer needs a sophisticated elevator system for the tallest building in the world or a simple lift for a two-story home, we are dedicated to providing the safest, most reliable solutions possible.
Otis at a Glance
PeopleApproximately 64,000 employees, with 55,000 outside the United States
RevenueUS $12.9 billion in 2008, of which 80 percent was generated outside the United States
Installed BaseApproximately 2.2 million OTIS elevators and escalators in operation worldwide
Service Base1.6 million elevators and escalators serviced worldwide
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CountriesProducts offered in more than 200 countries and territories
ManufacturingMajor manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia
Engineering and Test CentersUnited Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Conn., the research and development branch of United Technologies Corporation

Engineering facilities in China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain,the United States, Austria, Brazil, India and Italy.

The Company’s two tallest elevator test towers are located in Shibayama, Japan (505 feet or 154 meters above ground; 89 feet or 27 meters below ground) and Bristol, Conn., United States (384 feet or 117 meters above ground)
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