Otis is the world’s largest elevator manufacturer. It is estimated that between its elevators, escalators and moving walkways, they transport the equivalent of the world’s population every 3 days! This makes Otis the most popular form of transportation on Earth! If we restrict it only to elevators, it’s estimated that Otis transports the world’s population every 9 days!
The company has over 60,000 employees today and makes an annual revenue over 11 billion. Some famous Otis installed elevators are in the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, and World Trade Center. The company was founded in Yonkers, New York by Elisha Otis in 1853. The company pioneered the development of the safety elevator, which was invented by Otis in 1852.