Mumbai Press Meet

Press Release
• Steadily holding No. 1 in India in the Lift Industry with 20% market share
• To provide 180 escalators & 129 Lifts valuing Rs. 119.74 crs for Central & Western Railways
• To provide 287 escalators & 138 lifts valuing Rs.247 crs for the Mumbai Metro
• Expanding to Tier 2 and 3 cities in Maharashtra
• 16% Market share in Maharashtra

Johnson Lifts with a comprehensive product range in elevators and escalators has had an exponential growth in the last 10 years. They have provided infrastructure to public service projects and have done 12 Metro Projects, 25 Airports and over 800 + Elevators in Railway Stations.
Despite Multi-Nationals having entered the Indian market, Johnson Lifts continues to be No.1 in India and is manufacturing over 12000 units annually.

“There has been a significant growth in the opportunities available owing to the major urban infrastructure development programs. The growing opportunities have attracted many multinational players, hence bringing in stiff competition in excellence and efficiency. Johnson Lifts is proud to stand through this competition and yet be preferred, thus retaining our No. 1 position in the market,” said Mr. Yohan K John, Director, Johnson Lifts.

Mr. Albert Dhiraviyam, Country Head-Marketing, further added that “Johnson Lifts steadily holds a strong position of being No. 1 inspite of multinational players, owing to their established strong After Sales Service Network, Service Practices, Quick Responses and capability in large Project Management.” Timely launch of New technology, customer centric models with competitive pricing, ensuring Value for Money with committed deliverables has been an added advantage.

From two factories in 2009, Johnson Lifts has expanded to four factories in 2019, with a combined manufacturing capacity of 16000+ units annually. Looking at the surge in demand for elevators, Johnson Lifts (JLPL) started an additional integrated factory at Sengadu, TN, with Automated machines in 2018.

Apart from their presence in 5 overseas countries, Nepal, Srilanka,Tanzania, Dubai and Myanmar, their coverage in India is through 54 branches with 10,000 strong employees.
“In 2009, JLPL clocked a turnover of Rs. 419 crores with 5200 units and in 2019 we have crossed Rs. 1850 crores with 12000+ units being delivered, thereby ensuring a pan India market leading share of over 20% ” said Mr. Albert Dhiraviyam, Country Head- Marketing.

Mumbai Metro, Western and Central Railways
The central government schemes on major Urban Infra Structure Development programmes in India like Metro Rail Projects, UDAN – Regional Airport development and connectivity scheme and the modernization of Airports, Railways Stations, Bus Terminals and Foot Over Bridges at important junctions has given rise to a great opportunity for heavy duty escalators used in Mass Transportation systems in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune and Western Maharashtra.
“Johnson Heavy Duty Escalators have been running successfully in several Suburban stations and other stations across Maharashtra for more than 5 years and the design bears testimony to the continuous rugged usage of 20×7 hours/365 days operation. Now Johnson will also provide Lifts and Escalators for the Metro Stations between Belapur to Pendhar, Dahisar to DN Nagar, Siddhi Vinayak to Cuffe Parade and Andheri East to Dahisar East Phase of the Metro Rail project comprising 287 escalators and 138 Lifts valuing to Rs. 247+ crores.” said Mr. Yohan K John, Director
“For Central Railway, Johnson will be providing 115 Escalators and 129 lifts for the stations between Central Line CST Mumbai to Lonoavala Suburban and for the Werstern Railway we will be providing 65 Escalators valuing to Rs. 119.74+ cores“ he further added.
In the last 3 years, the company has established additional service centers, introduced mobile service van and implemented real time smart phone service thereby rendering timely quality service to customers. “This has helped Johnson Lifts to expand their presence geographically in Maharashtra and Satellite offices have now been set up in the Shridhi – Solapur – Kolhapur belt due to the increased business from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities. To cater to this market, JLPL launched competitive models to accommodate elevator in compact lift shaft size and machine roomless elevators” said Mr. V. Sivakumar, GM, Western Region.

About Johnson Lifts
Johnson Lifts, India’s leading manufacturer of Elevators and Escalators, was started 56 years ago in 1963. Providing elevator products right from small home lifts to large elevators for commercial buildings and public utility, Johnson Lifts was the 1st company to have its own manufacturing facility for escalators in India. With their first plant in Vyasarpadi, Ambattur, Poonamallee, subsequently at Nagpur and then at Oragadam, Johnson is the only company in India that has been manufacturing Commercial & Heavy Duty Escalators since 2010.

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